Team manager Alex Isabirye speaking to press

BUL Football Club is in third place on the Uganda Premier League table at the time of writing following their barren stalemate with Bright Stars on Friday.

This was their third draw this campaign after winning six times and losing twice, meaning they have 21 points to their name after eleven rounds.

Richard Wandyaka missed the chance to win the game for the Eastern Giants in the first half when he failed to score past Simon Tamale from the penalty spot, and thereafter, chances were had to create because their visitors set their defensive unit deep.

Speaking after the game, team manager Alex Isabirye said he was happy with the result and the spirited character exhibited by his players in the clash with Bright Stars.

I think we tried because a goalless draw is not bad. We are trying to learn to compete this season and I can now see the character of a competitor in my players, I am happy because of that.

The Eastern Giants have put forward 19 goals this term and striker Ibrahim Nsimbe has a contribution in seven of them, scoring five goals and assisting two, with four of his strikes coming in his last two appearances. However, he missed Friday’s meeting with Bright Stars because of illness and Isabirye believes he was the missing piece in his team.

We missed Nsimbe who has been scoring for us of recent. We missed his presence on the team but I hope we shall win our next game.

Striker Ibrahim Nsimbe after scoring a goal

Friday’s draw was the sixth between the two sides in 17 encounters since 2013. Meanwhile, Isabirye’s men will next be in action away to UPDF FC on December 22.

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