BUL dents Vipers’ title hopes with a barren draw

Vipers’ Milton Karisa is blocked by BUL’s Hakim Magombe (A Vipers media photo)

By: Swaibu Luyombya 

BUL FC and Vipers Sc played to a goalless draw at Kakindu Stadium in a game that was played under a lot of protest following Vipers failure to present players licenses.

The first half saw both sides creating limited chances. Tom Masiko had the best chance of the half in the 15th minute when his strike was saved by BUL goalkeeper Hannington Selwanyuno.

In the resumption, the first chance of the half fall to Milton Karisa but he fired the ball wide in the 63rd minute, the Vipers forward was facing his former employees

Vipers tactician Jorge Da Costa introduced on Steven Mukwala, Clovis Mbayi and Baden Mujahid for Erisa Sekisambu, Tom Masiko and Dan Sserunkuma respectively.

In the later stages of the game, Milton Karisa nearly won it all for the Kitende outfit when his effort hit the woodwork.

James Otim had the best chance for the hosts when he forced a save from goalkeeper Ismail Watenga in added time. This was the first appearance for Vipers first choice custodian since his injury against Mbarara City in February.

BUL only made two changes with Patrick Asiku and Pierre Kambale paving way for Hamis Tibita and Patrick Sembuya respectively.

The goalless draw dents Vipers title hopes and they stay in 3rd position with 43 points and now 6 points adrift of leaders Sc Villa but with a game less.

BUL on the other hand are 9th on the AUPL table with 29 points.

Vipers next face a trip to leaders SC Villa on Tuesday 17th April 2018 which will be an onerous task for Da Costa’s charges whereas BUL will travel to Mbarara City in their next fixture on the same day.

Wednesday results

Bright Stars 2-2 Soana
Express 1-0 Mbarara City
Masavu 1-1 Proline
BUL FC 0-0 Vipers
URA 2-0 Kirinya Jinja SS

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