Najib Yiga Brace Inspires Vipers past BUL FC

Wednesday, February 9.
•BUL FC 1-3 Vipers

Youngster Najib Yiga scored a first half brace as leaders Vipers came from behind to overcome BUL FC in a League game at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.

Walter Ochora had earlier headed the hosts in front but Yiga’s double completed the Venoms comeback before Yunus Ssentamu sealed the win.

The victory kickstarts Vipers’ second round on a high as the side maintain their top position on the table standing.

The first chance of the game fell to Milton Karisa whose header went over the bar off Anukani freekick before the Winger shot went wide after a nice interplay between Yiga and Anukani.

Despite being on the receiving end in opening minutes, Ochora broke the deadlock for BUL FC with the header from a corner in the 21st minute.

Three minutes later, Yiga equalised for Vipers with a shot outside the box.

Manzoki could have given Vipers the lead but he missed a seater after receiving from Karisa.

Yiga completed his brace in the 33th minute after a well worked move from Manzoki.

The Venoms kept pushing and dominating possessions before the halftime break.

Vipers started from where they left in the second half, and could have extended their lead but Manzoki half volley in the box was saved.

Goalscorer Yiga made a nice delivery to Manzoki but he was late and the ball was cleared.

Karisa looped his effort over the Goalkeeper but his attempt was over the bar.

BUL’s rare sight on goal fell to Ibrahim Nsimbe but he was denied by Defender Livingstone Mulondo who made a timely clearance at the near post.

In the 89th minute, Ssentamu buried BUL’s hopes of an equaliser after he tapped in a beautiful delivery from substitute Denis Mwemezi who replaced Milton Karisa.

Vipers maintains their spot on top of the log with 36 points after 16 games while BUL FC drops to 7th with 26 points after 16 games.

What next for both sides

They will both return to action on Saturday as BUL visit Wakiso Giants at the Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe while Vipers welcome Arua Hill at the St Mary’s stadium Kitende.

Team sheet

BUL XI: Emmanuel Kalyowa (GK), Aggrey Madoi, Douglas Muganga, Walter Ochora, Hillary Onek, Pascal Ngobi, George Kasonko, Ibrahim Kazindula, Simon Peter Oketch, Karim Ndugwa, Ibrahim Nsimbe.

SUBS: John Okurut, Lawrence Kasadha, Reagan Kalyowa, Jerome Kirya, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Martin Aprem, Richard Wandyaka.

Vipers XI: Fabian Mutombora (GK), Paul Willa, Disan Galiwango, Livingstone Mulondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraj Sentamu, Najib Yiga, Bright Anukani, Yunus Ssentamu, Cesar Manzoki, Milton Karisa.

SUBS: Kiggundu, Hillary Mukundane, Ssali Musa, Karim Watambala, Frank Tumwesigye Zaga, Denis Mwemezi, Dan Sserunkuma



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