Shafiq Bisaso has branded his Uganda Cup win with Proline FC as a “career boost”, a second trophy he has collected this season with side.
On Saturday, 25th May 2019, Bisaso guided Proline Football Club to their first ever Uganda Cup trophy since the club’s inception in 2006.
To achieve the memorable feat, Proline came from a goal down to beat 10 man Bright Stars 5-4 during a tense post-match penalty victory that had followed a one all draw in normal time at the re-greened Masaka Recreational Stadium.
Bright Stars led the led through Nelson Senkatuka’s perfectly curled free-kick past the defensive wall and over goalkeeper Hassan Matovu but Musitafa Mujjuzi equalized right at the death of the game with a well calmly drilled penalty following Enock Walusimbi’s handball in the forbidden area.
In the shoot-out, it was Senkatuka who was denied by Matovu as Proline celebrated a land-mark victory, earning them a ‘double’, a week after pipping Wakiso Giants in the final of the FUFA Big League.
Speaking to the media after this incredible achievement, Bisaso tagged the win as one that changes around his career.
Shafiq Bisaso, Proline Head Coach
This victory in the Uganda Cup opens a new chapter for me in my coaching career. I had been known for the winning the University league and the Masaza. Now, this is a new beginning that I have graduated to the bigger national tournaments. Glory be to Allah.
By and large, the season 2018/19 has been a gold mine for team Proline.
They championed the Rwenzori group in the second tier league, booking a berth in the championship final against Elgon winners Wakiso Giants.
With ease, they beat Wakiso Giants 1-0 in the final staged at Lugogo courtesy of Bright Ankuani’s goal.
Seven days later, they were celebrating on the podium in Masaka in the Uganda Cup.
To reach the Uganda Cup final, they eliminated Light SS at the round of 64, Nyamityobora (stage of 32), URA (round of 16), Vipers (quarter finals) and Kyetume in the semi-finals.
Bisaso attaches team work to this resilience all season round.
We worked as a team and I am not surprised that we won a domestic double. Still, we shall keep our heads low and maintain working hard