BUL FC managed to edge Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC 3-2 at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Friday.

Goals from Nicholas Mwere, Lawrence Tezikya and Ibrahim Mugulusi ended Vipers’ unbeaten home run that had stood for over two years.

The last time we had been beaten at Kitende was in November 2021, 2-0 by URA FC on that occasion.

Meanwhile, Yunus Sentamu and substitute Mohamed Salem Ekbad netted the hosts’ consolation on a night of end-to-end action.

BUL broke the deadlock in the eighth minute through Mwere, who netted after grabbing the pieces left after Vipers scrambled to clear Jerome Kirya’s corner.

They added a second at the stroke of half-time, with Tezikya rounding off the backline to squeeze from a tight angle.

The Venoms found a lifeline after 50 minutes through a powerful Sentamu shot past Tom Ikara.

BUL however, added a third in the 66th minute through substitute Mugulusi, easily beat Fabien Mutombora from outside the box.

Salem then scored Vipers’ second through a header off Patrick Mbowa’s cross, to give his side hope for a late leveller.

However, despite late surges, the BUL backline stood strong as we succumbed to defeat at home turf.

Vipers will visit Express FC on December 30 in their subsequent fixture.

How We Lined Up:

Fabien Mutombora (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Isa Mubiru, Patrick Mbowa, Bright Anukani, Yunus Sentamu, Milton Karisa (C), Allan Okello, Livingstone Mulondo, Siraje Sentamu, Karim Watambala.

Substitutions: Denis Kiggundu, Murushid Juuko, Abubakar Lawal, Abubakali Walusimbi, Richard Matovu, Enock Luyima, Fumador Asiwome, Rogers Torach, Mohamed Salem, Eric Kambale, Frank Katongole.