Tito Okello on Sunday bagged a hattrick as Vipers beat a stubborn BUL FC 3-2 in a Uganda Premier League match played at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
The win sees Vipers restore their five-point lead at the top and now have 44 points after 21 matches. This was BUL FC's seventh loss of the season and they remain sixth with 30 points.
Okello opened the scoring on 18th minute from the penalty spot after he had been brought down in the box. He doubled the scores ten minutes later when he lobbed over an advancing BUL keeper Sanon Mulabi.
Fredson Gwoto halved the visitors lead in the 30th minute and three minutes they were on level terms after Robert Mukongotya tapped home from close range. Okello delivered the killer blow in the 73rd minute with a sublime finish.
In other matches played on over the weekend, SC Villa beat Proline 2-1 while Kyetume drew 1-1 with URA.
Uganda Premier League results
- SC Villa 2-1 Proline
- Kyetume 1-1 URA
- BUL 2-3 Vipers