BUL FC reached the semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda cup by beating ten time winners KCCA FC 6-5 in a penalty shootout on Saturday, with the game only getting that far thanks to Etiene Katenga who in the 13th minute looped goalkeeper Tom Ikara to equalize for the visitors after Alex Kitata had put the Eastern Giants in control with a long range strike in the ninth minute.

The game didn’t produce any other goal in the remaining time, including extra time despite both teams trying to find a winner but with no breakthrough.

It then needed fourteen penalty kicks to separate the sides, with BUL missing only one while the Kasasiro Boys failed to convert twice.

Jerome Kirya was unlucky for BUL while Herbert Achai, and Peter Magambo faulted for KCCA. But Ibrahim Kazindula, Ronald Otti, Walter Ochora, Joel Mutakubwa, Ibrahim Mugulusi and Pascal Ngobi scored to lift the Eastern Giants to the next stage.

BUL has now joined NEC and Pajule in the last four of the competition as they wait for the winner between Kitara and Vipers SC to complete the set on Sunday.

The Eastern Giants now turn their focus to the Uganda premier league match against Express next Saturday in Njeru.

Starting XI:

Tom Ikara (GK) (Joel Mutakubwa 119’), Hillary Onek, Nicholas Mwere, Ronald Otti, Walter Ochora, Pascal Ngobi, George Kasonko (Ibrahim Mugulusi 71’), Jerome Kirya, Martin Aprem (Ibrahim Orit 45’), Reagan Kalyowa (Emmanuel Obua 110’), Alex Kitata (, Ibrahim Kazindula 119’)

Unused substitutes:

Benon Tahomera, Amos Kirya,Gerald Ogweti, Joel Madondo.