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Vipers edge BUL to return to winning ways

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Premier League defending champions Vipers Soccer Club came from a goal down to defeat BUL FC 2-1 at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday.

The result meant the Venoms returned to winning ways following their barren stalemate with seven-time champions, Express FC last time out.

Today’s evening result took the Kitende side to 27 points in the second position, just two behind KCCA FC who occupy the apex.

Milton Karisa and Cromwel Rwothomio netted for the hosts, to cancel out Karim Ndugwa‘s earlier strike for the Oil Manufacturers.

The visitors netted the opener through Ndugwa’s long-range shot that looped over Burundi goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora.

The five-time champions then found the leveler in the 21st minute through a rebound from Karisa, after Keni had saved Bright Anukani‘s powerful shot.

The hosts, in the 34th minute, then led for the first time in the match as Rwothomio netted for the first time for the Venoms, getting at the end of a superb Anukani pass.

Two minutes to full-time, Karisa missed a huge chance as his shot was saved well by Keni, following a brilliant pass from substitute Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye.

Vipers will round off the first half of the campaign on Tuesday against strugglers Busoga United.

On the other hand, third-placed BUL (24 points) will host Maroons FC at the FUFA Technical Center.


Fabien Mutombora (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Hilary Mukundane, Bashir Asiku, Isa Mubiru, Siraje Ssentamu, Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Milton Karisa (c), Cromwell Rwothomio, Marvin Joseph Youngman.

Denis Kiggundu, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Rogers Torach, Najib Yiga, Abubakar Lawal, Garcia Mpongo Mbombo, Ibrahim Orit.

Saidi Keni (GK), Walter Ochora, Douglas Muganga, Aggrey Madoi, George Kasonko, Jerome Kirya, Hilary Onek, Vincent Zziwa, Martin Aprem, Karim Ndugwa, Ibrahim Nsimbe.

Ivan Wani, Tahomera, Ibrahim Kazindula, Richard Wandyaka, Pascal Ngoobi, Frank Kalanda.

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