Following an impressive 2021/22 season where they won the Stanbic Uganda Cup and also, finished fourth in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, all eyes are on BUL FC on what they can afford this campaign.
Not all teams in UPL can manage the task of dethroning Vipers SC but, at least two or three teams keep up in the conversation.
If the venoms fail to retain the league then, it is KCCA FC, URA FC, and BUL FC genuinely in sight, irrespective of the fact that even other teams can step in.
However, the oil manufacturers’ head coach, Alex Isabirye believes that they are still far away as far as winning the UPL is concerned.
“Winning the league is our dream but it requires a lot of things that we do not have in place yet,” Isabirye told Football256 in an interview.
“Let’s be honest with ourselves we are still far from the likes of Vipers and KCCA. They have consistently competed against each other and that is not going to stop just yet.”
“So are we at that level, no we are not meaning we are not genuine title contenders.”
“First things first, we have to maintain our place in the top positions if we can achieve that then we shall begin targeting the title,” he added.
Much as Isabirye has discounted his side from the title race a tradition of improvement should be part of the Jinja-based outfit.
“I would like to use Proline FC as an example they won the Uganda Cup in 2019 but today they play in the Regional League.”
“We should not take that direction, yes we had a good season but if we get carried away we shall deteriorate.”
“Having finished fourth last season, this time around we are going to be chasing the third position.”
“At least for that one I know we have the resources and the hunger to improve will help us to fight for it.”
“It will also not be easy because the likes of URA are in the picture but we shall try our best to achieve it,” he noted.
The Eastern giants will begin their 2022/23 UPL campaign with an away fixture against newbies Blacks Power in Lira on Saturday, October 1.