The Date: December 22nd, 2023
The Contest: Vipers SC vs. BUL FC
The Time: 7pm
The Venue: St Mary’s Stadium

It will be a battle for top-spot in the Uganda Premier League as Vipers SC welcome BUL FC at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende floodlights on Friday.

The Venoms will assume the summit by a point should they manage victory against the current table leaders, who are 26 points.

We enter tomorrow’s fray unbeaten in the league at home in over two years, and we hope to keep the impressive run going.

Vipers also come into the game off the back of a one-all stalemate to Maroons FC at Luzira Prisons last week.

Our last league defeat this season came over a month back, a 3-1 loss to KCCA FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

When the Venoms host BUL tomorrow, it will be the 26th time both teams are meeting in 12 years.

Looking at the journey statistically, the Venoms are ahead having won 17 times, drawn on six occasions and lost just two, scoring 35 goals against 16 in the previous 25 league encounters between the two clubs.


Meetings: 24
Vipers Wins: 16
Draws: 6
Losses: 2
Goals For: 35
Goals Against: 16
Points Attained: 54

Karisa and Cromwell Rwothomio scored a goal each in last season’s meeting as it ended 2-1 at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Away at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru, it ended in a 1-1 draw, with Karim Watambala’s late equalizer proving pivotal in our lead to the title.

Team News:

Goalkeeper Jack Komakech is not expected to be fit for tomorrow’s game due to a twisted ankle he picked up in training.

Abdu Lumala will miss out again against BUL FC due to a groin problem but is back training in the gym and on the sidelines.

Alfred Mudekereza, who had a broken finger issue that kept him out for three months, has trained all week but will not be in contention.