BUL Beat URA in Penalties to Win Super 8 Title

BUL were on Sunday crowned champions of the 2023 FUFA Super 8 after overcoming URA FC.

The Eastern giants needed shootouts to beat favourites URA after normal time ended goalless in a closely contested final at Lugogo.

Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa turned out the BUL hero after he saved three penalty kicks and scored one to hand Abbey Kikomeko the title.

He denied Sharif Kimbowa, Hudu Mulikyi and Nicholas Kabonge from the spot while Joshua Lubwama scored URA’s only penalty.

Despite Ronald Otti having his penalty saved by URA goalkeeper Denis Otim, BUL had Lawrence Tezikya and Ronald Otti on target.

It has been a wonderful run for BUL who beat Vipers and SC Villa en route to the final.

And it’s their second title in recent memory for a side that also won the Uganda Cup trophy in June 2022.

Arafat Usama hit a brace before and Ashraf Mugume scored the other as KCCA edged rivals SC Villa in the bronze medal match earlier on.

David Owori and Charles Lwanga scored Villa’s goals.

The teams, except KCCA who still have CAF Confederation Cup, will now switch focus to Uganda Premier League with the new season getting underway on September 15.

Sandrah Nassali