The Eastern Giants have produced a sensational performance in the first leg of the stanbic Uganda cup semi final to maul Booma FC 5-1 at Masindi stadium on Tuesday.
Simon Peter Oketch put BUL ahead on six minutes before Alex Isabirye’s men delivered an onslaught before the break to humiliate their hosts in front of their fans.
Richard Wandyaka made it 2-0 up for us with just ten minutes into the game, Oketch then completed his double three minutes later before Ibrahim Kazindula scored from range on the stroke of half time to restore our three goal cushion.
Just before the hour mark, Ronald Mujuwa had pulled one back for the hosts on 22 minutes.
After the break, the Eastern Giants were not quite finished and put up another gallant show to deny Booma any ray of hope.
Chris Isingoma pushed a teasing Reagan Kalyowa in the area for the referee to point to the spot.
Karim Ndugwa took up responsibility from the penalty mark and sent Booma’s goalkeeper the wrong way to score our 5th goal.
Later on, Ibrahim Mugulusi thought he had scored a sixth for BUL but it was cancelled with the referee adjudging Ndugwa had committed a foul in the build up to the goal.
The result means Isabirye’s side have inched closer to making it to the final of this competition for the second season running. BUL reached their first final last season where they lost to Vipers at the ultimate stage.
The return leg of this tie is scheduled for Wednesday May 18, but before then, focus now turns to Uganda premier league with a trip to Police FC awaiting us this Saturday.
Emmanuel Kalyowa, Douglas Muganga, Walter Ochora, Hillary Onek, Pascal Ngobi, Jerome Kirya (Aggrey Madoi 84′), Simon Peter Oketch (Martin Aprem 65′), Karim Ndugwa, Richard Wandyaka (Ibrahim Nsimbe 46′) Ibrahim Kazindula (Ibrahim Mugulusi 65′), Reagan Kalyowa (Ivan Wani 84′)
John Okurut, Umar Mukobe