• Esenu turns goalkeeper after Mulabi sustaining awful injury
  • Tibita returns after long lay-off with knee injury
  • Tibita scores his first competitive goal after two seasons on sickbed
  • This is BUL FC’s first major cup final in history
Youngsters Owen Mukisa and Thomas Kabbale after the game

BUL Football Club fell to a disappointing defeat to Vipers SC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup final on Sunday.

Livingstone Mulondo sent the Venoms ahead in the third minute before Yunus Sentamu doubled their advantage in the 25th minute with a nutmeg.

BUL FC created some chances after Vipers opener but just couldn’t hit the target. Fredson Gwoto had a diagonal free kick scream out begging before Simon Peter Oketch shot wide from long range.

Striker Esenu Musa who later turned into a goalkeeper

Joseph Semujju had two attempts from distance only to be denied by Fabien Mutombora on both occasions before Musa Esenu shot off target in the 33rd minute

Ceaser Manzoki was on target twice just before the half-time signal to make it 4-0 for Vipers, which was the score at the interval.

In the second half, Hamis Tibita replaced Allan Kigundu before Sentamu scored his second and Vipers’ fifth just a few moments later.

Players after receiving their medals

Isabirye’s team did all they could to cut Vipers’ advantage but instead it was the Venoms forward who scored again

Sentamu netted his third on the day five minutes to the hour and his fourth two minutes after Milton Karisa’s 65th minute strike.

Substitute Tibita scored for the Eastern Giants seventeen minutes from the final whistle.

Striker Esenu replaced Sanon Mulabi in goal in the second half after the goalkeeper sustained an injury.

The goal poacher, turned net-minder, was beaten twice only. By a deflected effort from Karisa’s free kick and by Sentamu but denied Paul Mucureezi with an excellent save in the 74th minute as we fell to an 8-1 defeat in what was our first major cup final in club history.

BUL FC staring XI vs Vipers

Starting Line Up Vs Vipers SC

Sanon Mulabi (Mugulusi), Aggrey Madoi, Walter Ochora, Fredson Gwoto, Godfrey Akol, Allan Kigundu (Wandyaka), Owen Mukisa (Kabbale), Simon Peter Oketch, Musa Esenu, Martin Aprem (Tibita), Joseph Semujju


Hamis Tibita, Thomas Kabale, Ambrose Kirya, Richard Wandyaka,

Ibrahim Mugulusi


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