Bul FC Confident Ahead of Vipers Clash

Residents of Rwampara Mbarara refused to elect LC leaders for the ruling NRM party, information pills accusing government of neglecting its duties in the area.

The party members at the village level yesterday took part in electing the LC1 interest group leaders, sick an exercise that was postponed from last Friday due to insufficient funds.

Earlier on August 28th, order residents of Kichwamba in Rwampara; armed with farm implements vowed to boycott all elections, saying service delivery in their sub county was hitting new lows and that none of the promises made by their elected leaders had been fulfilled.

True to their word, as the rest of the party supporters around the country poured to polling stations, the Rwampara residents stayed put and shunned the poll.

They further said that they would not stop at the LC 1 elections but each one of the coming polls including next year’s general elections.

Residents are distraught that huge sums of money are being used to beautify Mbarara Municipality, — which was recently granted city status – at the expense of the people in the rural areas.

Sources told us in most of the villages, the voter turn up was very low while in several others the incumbents were declared unopposed.

Some of the Chairpersons who were supposed to be voted in the area supported the boycott saying that people are right since they only stop at voting and nothing is provided to them.

Chairman LC1, Kitojo village, Francis Tugume told chimp corps that residents were angry with leaders who did not help them receive their compensation from a rural electrification program which displaced several of them.

After two consecutive losses to his former paymasters, this URA FC and SC Victoria University, clinic Bul FC headcoach Alex Isabirye is optimistic of a turn of events terming the losses an ‘unlucky event’.

The club faces defending champions, Vipers SC on Tuesday in their second consecutive home match but Isabirye is not moved perhaps given the fact that the Buikwe outfit has never beaten his side.

“The overall performance is positive with the opening two games though we have had a slow start but becoming stronger during the game though failed to find the back of the net is a bit difficult maybe we’re just unlucky. We want to learn from the defeat and bounce back, and overall the team is on a very positivetrend,” he said.

Vipers have several misses that include Patrick Sembuya, Alfred Leku, William Wadri,Saddam Juma, Musa Malunda and Siraje Sentamu who will be out because of injuries while their best player Farouk Miya is expected back in the country hours before the game from international duty. Despite that, coach Golola is confident his side will get a result

“BUL is a stubborn side that uses a lot of energy, we need players who have the same kind of approach but when they can still maintain the Vipers’ style of play. We have those players who can hold the ball and be with it to deny the opponent a lot of possession,” coach Golola told club media.


The two giants have met eight times with the hosts winning only once, losing four including last two. Bul has so far lost two opening games but will be eased by the fact that they have never lost three in a row nor two back to back home games.

Bul possible lineup:

Franco Oringa-(GK),Fred  Agandu, Hakim Magombe,Junior  Mukisa, Kawoya, Hashim Sempala, Militon Karisa, Augustine Nsumba, Simon Okwil, John Wakalaita,Herbert  Odipio

Vipers starting XI:

Ismail Watenga, Nicolas Wadada, Shafiq Bakaki, Yusuf Mukisa, Dan Birikwalira, Deus Bukenya, Keziron Kizito, Brian Nkuubi, Mpande Joseph, Erisa Sekisambu, John Semazzi

Match Day officials

C.R: Alex Muhabi

1st Assistant: Ronald Kirangwa

2nd Assistant: Umaru Mukisa

4th Official: Richard Mugerwa

Match Commissioner: Asuman Kityo



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