- Wednesday February 9, 2022
- Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe 2pm
Leaders Vipers will be hoping for their decent run over BUL FC to continue when the two sides face off in a lunch time kick off at Bugembe on Wednesday.
The Venoms enjoy facing BUL who have won just twice against them since they were promoted to the top division more than ten years ago.
The last time BUL beat Vipers was in 2016 with a 1-0 away win – before that, they had beaten the four-time champions 2-1 at Kakindu in 2014.
In the past 18 meetings, Vipers have picked 11 wins and drawn five in the league.
However, they must expect a tough game against a very improved side under Coach Alex Isabirye.
And basing on the reverse fixture at Kitende which ended 1-1, the Robertinho Oliviera coached side must dig deeper if they are to beat 7th placed BUL who have a chance to climb 3rd with maximum points.
It will be the first game for the hosts without their key talisman Musa Esenu who joined Rayon Sport of Rwanda in the window.
Isabirye has hailed the day’s opponents but remains confident his boys will do the job.
“Vipers is one of the most organised and tough sides in the division but we have prepared well and believe we can pick all points,” said Isabirye who has tipped Karim Ndugwa to take over from Esenu in terms of scoring goals.
“We lost Esenu who was our top scorer but in Ndugwa, we have an able replacement and I bet he will do the job.”
The hosts are without suspended Said Keni and Richard Ayiko for the game.
A win for Vipers will stretch their lead to four points for at least two hours as second placed KCCA will host URA moments later on the day.