Uganda Premier League: Vipers Lose Ground In Title Run With BUL Setback

Uganda Premier League
BUL FC 0-0Vipers SC
Kakindu Stadium, Jinja

Miguel Da Costa’s Vipers Sports Club lie an eye-watering 6 points behind leaders Sports Club after firing blanks against embattled BUL FC in the game played at Kakindu Stadium on Wednesday.

With rivals Villa nicking victory against Police FC in Masaka, the Venoms on the other hand failed to break past BUL FC hence losing ground in the title chase.

Prior to the game, Vipers SC failed to present the mandatory players’ licenses which are much needed in the inspection of teams.

It is reported that Vipers forgot the licenses in Kampala.Hence BUL FC played the game under protest.

BUL FC themselves came into the game without head coach Kefa Kisala who was suspended by the club top brass and it was his assistant David ‘Tiliika’Kiwanuka who was in charge.

The earlier disorganization seemed to transcend to the pitch for Vipers SC failing to find the cutting edge until the final whistle.

Erisa Ssekisambu, Brian Nkuubi and Milton Karisa all had moments to put the visitors in the lead but failed to find the target on many occasions.

Yusuf Mukisa gives instructions to teammates(Photo by Vipers SC Media)

Nkuubi was denied by the woodwork in the 32nd minute when his low drive hit the base of the goal post after a school boy mistake by goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo.

On the other hand, the best chance for the home side fell to diminutive winger James Otim faced only with goalkeeper Ismail Watenga but squandered it.

Vipers SC had a penalty claim with second half substitute Moussa Mbayi brought down in the box by former Vipers defender Yusuf Mukisa but referee Ronald Kirangwa did not award a penalty.

The result meant BUL FC moved to 9th place on 29 points while Vipers SC remained third on 43 points same as second placed KCCA FC who play Maroons FC on Thursday.

BUL Starting XI
Hannington Ssebwalunyo Umar Mukobe, Hakim Magombe, Yusuf Mukisa, William Otongo, Fred Agandu, James Otim, Daniel Shabena, Richard Wandyaka, Hamis Tibita, Jean Pierre Muhindo

Vipers SC  Starting XI
Ismail Watenga, Nicholas Wadada,Duncan Sseninde, Geofrey Wasswa, Bashir Asiku, Tadeo Lwanga, Brian Nkuubi, Tom Masiko, Erisa Ssekisambu, Milton Karisa, Dan Sserunkuuma

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