By Isaac Emurang
BUL FC and Vipers SC meet later today at Kitende as the season takes a bend towards the first half of the stanza.
Both camps are a tie at 24 points on the log and a win from either will cement their contest in the 2022/2023 UPL campaign.
BUL FC managed a draw against KCCA while Vipers SC played for a stalemate at Wankulukuku against Express FC, another struggling side.
BUL FC beat Vipers 3-1 in the Uganda Cup final last season and the gaffer, Oliveira Roberto is aware of teh threat posed by the Jinja based side.
Coach Oliveira said ‘..about tomorrow’s game, yes, maturity, experience [is] very important, but again it’s not the only decisive thing,”
On the other hand, BUL FC has won only 2 games out of 6 away games which places BUL FC in a tricky position as they visit Kitende.
Looking at BUL FC’s performance against KCCA FC, the boys played with confidence and provided a good midfield battle against KCCA’s mid-park.
In the last four encounters, the following are the results;
Vipers SC 8-1 BUL FC
Vipers SC 1-1 BUL FC
BUL FC 1-3 Vipers SC
Vipers SC 1-3 BUL FC
Karim Watambala is back ahead of tomorrow’s match while Murushid Juuko is expected to be fine after suffering a whack on the ankle.
Too soon for Abdu Lumala who is still undergoing rehabilitation process and goalkeeper Alfred Macumu Mudekereza is still out after contracting malaria early this week.
BUL are boosted by the return of centre back Walter Ochora to training, but he will have to be assessed for match fitness before being considered.
The Eastern Giants will however be without Ronald Otti, play maker Ibrahim Mugulusi and former venom – Denis Mwemezi due to injuries.