MATCH PREVIEW: VIPERS SC VS BUL FC IN UGANDA CUP FINAL | BUL FC


Date: Sunday Sept. 26, 2021

Venue: Fufa Technical Center

Time: 3PM (EAT)

Match Officials

Center Referee – George Olemu

Ass. Referee 1 – Mustapha Mafumu

Ass. Referee 2 – Ahmed Kakembo

4th Official  – Lucky Kasalirwe

Match Assessor – Brian Miiro Nsubuga

How can I follow the game?

The match will be broadcast live on UBC TV. BUL FC fans will also be able to follow all the action on our:

  • Facebook page – BUL Football Club-Jinja
  • Twitter – @bulfc1
  • Instagram – bulfc1
  • And on the different WhatsApp forums.

BUL Football Club play Vipers Sports Club at Fufa Technical Center in the Stambic Uganda Cup final on Sunday hoping to bring the famous trophy home.

The Eastern Giants are in a first Uganda Cup final after kicking out Express in the penultimate stage and face the venoms who lifted the trophy in 2016.

Our last meeting was in the league back in February and we lost to them by a narrow 0-1 score. The second leg wasn’t played as the league was forced to end due to COVID 19 before the return fixture at Kyabazinga stadium.

Team News:

Captain Walter Ochora and forward Hamis Tibita are now fit to play the final.

Gifted Simon Peter Oketch and anchorman Richard Wandyaka will also join the fight on Sunday after missing the semi final due to suspension.

Manager Alex Isabirye gives forwad Semujju instructions during a game

Manager Alex Isabirye said; “My team is very ready waiting to play the final,” .

“I have confidence in my players; we shall win the trophy.”

“If we can beat the regional champion Express FC, what about tiring Vipers!”

Joseph Semujju also shares the same sentiments with the gaffer.

“It is time to win a trophy for BUL FC,” he noted.

“Let us give all we can on Sunday.”

“They labelled us underdogs against Express but we surprised them and we are going to shock them again.”

“We are now more spirited and more energized.”

BUL’s manager speaking to players during quarter final match in Lugogo against Proline

Route to the final

BUL FC swept aside Blacks Power FC with an aggregate win of 5-1 after two rounds in the stage of 32. Deogracious Ojok and Simon Peter Oketch gave us the first leg advantage in Bukedea before Semujju, Robert Mukongotya and Oketch again finished the job at Bugembe.

The round of 16 saw us run 4-2 over Kigezi Home Boys. Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu, who scored home and away ensured we progressed to the next round as Owen Mukisa netted on his senior debut away in Kasese.

BUL then beat defending champions Proline FC 2-1 in the quarter finals, with both goals scored by Vitalis Tabu and Semujju.

In the semi final that was played at Fufa Technical Center, the Eastern Giants pulled off a 1-0 heroic win over league champions – Express, with Owen Mukisa delivering the sucker punch to send us into the final.

Form guide

BUL enter this encounter with confidence following a track of five wins from the last six competitive fixtures in all competitions. The team has registered only one defeat in Uganda Cup this season and that promising form was extended to preseason friendlies in which the team won eight games and lost two in twelve matches before masterminding a memorable victory in the semifinals of this competition.

Last 5 meetings

February 23, 2021

Vipers SC 1-0 BUL FC

February 09, 2020

BUL FC 2-3 Vipers SC

October 22, 2019

Vipers SC 2-1 BUL FC

May 04, 2019

Vipers SC 1-0 BUL FC

December 19, 2018

BUL FC 1-3 Vipers SC

BUL FC TV on YouTube will provide post-match reaction as well as match highlights on the following day.

Players available for selection

Aggrey Madoi, Godfrey Akol, Ambrose Kirya, Sanon Mulabi(G.K), Walter Ochora, Martin Aprem, Richard Wandyaka, Musa Esenu, Reagan Kalyowa, Joseph Semujju, Fredson Gwoto, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Owen Mukisa, Allan Kigundu, William Isabirye, Thomas Kabaale, John Okurut (G.K) and Simon Peter Oketch



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