Vipers SC finally wrapped up their first-ever domestic double after defeating Police FC 1-0 in the final of the Uganda Cup at Akii-Bua Stadium in Lira, City on Saturday.
Captain Milton Karisa proved the difference in the hotly contested final after he scored what turned out to be the winner for the Venoms in the 15th minute of the fixture.
Heading into the fixture, Vipers had already been crowned the league champions on goal difference and all they needed was victory against Police to end their long wait of lifting a domestic double.
In doing so, Vipers joined SC Villa on six occasions (1986, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2000 & 2002), Express FC (1995), and KCCA FC (2017) as the only Ugandan clubs to have ever achieved the domestic double feat.
This was the third time Vipers were playing a Uganda Cup final having already wrapped up the Uganda league crown. It was Karisa, who helped them end the bad run after he headed home a corner kick from Bright Anukani.
During the 2017-18 campaign under Jorge Miguel Da Costa, Vipers won the league and reached the Uganda Cup final against KCCA only to lose 1-0 to the Kasasiro Boys through a Julius Poloto goal.
Last season under the guidance of Brazilian head coach Roberto Oliveira, the Venoms won the league title with seven matches to spare and reached the Uganda Cup final against BUL, but failed to triumph.