SC Victoria University Shs 70Million Richer After Nile Basin Cup Triumph
SCVU are the winners of the inaugural Cecafa Nile Basin Cup Tournament after beating Kenya’s AFC leopards 2-1 in the final played on Wednesday in Khartoum, Sudan and claimed USD 30,000 approximately UG Shs 70 million.
SC Victoria started strongly to keep Leopard’s keeper Patrick Matasi alert in the first quarter of the game especially from the threatening good runs and build up from the flanks.
Mathew Odong broke the deadlock in the 29th to give SC Victoria University a deserved lead.
The Kenyan side replied through Austin Ikkene who missed a header in the 42nd minute but redeemed himself with the equaliser in the extra minutes of the first period.
The second half belonged to Afc Leopard commonly known as Ingwe who dominated and created chance after chance but lady luck seemed to smile the other way.
In the extra minutes of normal time, SCVU won a free kick at the edge of the box. Mutyaba Muzamiru sent a ball well into the area allowing Murshid Jjuko brush it home and well inside Ingwe’s net for the famous win.
Mpuga praise team
Captain Martin Mpuga was full of praise for his teammates after they pulled off a historic win.
Mpuga said his charges had shown tremendous character all through the tournament.
“It is a fantastic win.
“It takes a lot of character to win a title like this one.
“This shows the progress we have made as a team.
“I want to thank all the players who put up a commendable performance,” Mpuga said.
“This title is special because we fell short in the league and also the Uganda Cup.
“But to come and win something away from home is a great achievement.
“All credit goes to everybody that has supported us from the beginning. Our Sudanese fans. They kept us going. And we have also not disappointed them.”
SCVU becomes the first side to win the inaugural cup winners competition.
The tournament was reserved for Cup winners in the Cecafa region.