Ten man BUL won 2-1 away from home at Arua Hill to join new comers Kitara FC at the top of the Uganda premier league on Sunday.

It is now three wins on the trot from as many games for the Eastern Giants, and BUL has marched to nine points, same as Kitara after both teams winning all their opening three matches.

Goalkeeper Tom Ikara Commanding his backline

Alex Kitata got BUL in the driving seat midway the first half, running behind the defenders before tapping in Joel Madondo’s cross to give the Eastern Giants a deserved lead on 28 minutes.

It was a team effort that was well orchestrated with skill and agility. Pascal Ngobi schemed from the midfield to thread the ball to Madondo who beat two markers on the way to finding his striking partner in the box.

Madondo shields off an opponent

Our celebrations were shortlived however, as five minutes later, the hosts drew the game level through John Rogers who pounced in a header following a corner from Gadafi Wahab to send both sides in the halftime break even.

Following an over the top long throw from towering defender Nicholas Mwere, Kitata turned provider when he flicked into the path of Lawrence Tezikya who swept home first time with seventeen minutes left on the clock to restore our lead despite being a man down at Paridi stadium in Adjumani.

Benon Tahomera before being sent off

Benon Tahomera had been sent off around the hour mark for a high challenge against the opponent.

BUL will next be in action against Maroons on 20th October at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Starting XI:

Tom Ikara (GK), George Kasonko, Nicholas Mwere, Emmanuel Obua, Walter Ochora, Joel Madondo, Jerome Kirya, Pascal Ngobi, Hillary Onek, Alex Kitata, Benon Tahomera.


Joel Mutakubwa (GK), Ibrahim Kazindula, Lawrence Tezikya, Douglas Muganga, Gerard Ogweti, Mathew Odong, Reagan Kalyowa, Shafiq Kwikiriza, Samuel Ssekamatte.