Two goals from Nelson Senkatuka consigned BUL to another defeat at Bright Stars on Tuesday, the second loss this season after losing to Express three weeks ago.
With Vipers and KCCA FC winning their respective games, it means the Eastern Giants have slipped down to fourth on the table, and still at 17 points, four behind pace setters Wakiso Giants after nine rounds.
It was a good start to the game for both teams as they almost had an even share of the proceedings inside the opening twenty minutes before we were forced off the road as the contest progressed.
Ibrahim Kazindula and Mugulusi beamed rays of hope on BUL with well executed corner kicks in the first half but they met keen defending from Asaph Mwebaze’s men, and a few moments later, Noordin Bunjo should have given the hosts an early lead from inside the box however his shot sailed over the bar.
Cheered on by their faithfuls, Bright Stars finally put a foot Infront when Ssenkatuka curled in a free kick, beating Emmanuel Kalyowa in BUL’s goal five minutes from halftime.
They then doubled their lead after the break through Senkatuka’s first time volley off Emmanuel Loki’s cross on 56 minutes to put the game beyond the Eastern Giants reach.
Alex Isabirye responded swiftly, making four changes to his side with Jerome Kirya, Ibrahim Nsimbe, Ivan Wani and Anthony Mayanja trusted to change the fortunes on the pitch.
Their coming provided a spark in the team as the Eastern Giants changed gear going forward but disciplined defending by Warren Buule and Andrew Kyambadde had the host’s two goal cushion unscathed.
BUL to welcome table leaders – Wakiso Giants this Friday of December 2 at Fufa Technical Center in their next league action.
Emmanuel Kalyowa (GK), Walter Ochora, Richard Ayiko, Pascal Ngobi (Ivan Wani 60′), Douglas Muganga, Ibrahim Kazindula (Ibrahim Nsimbe 46′), Ibrahim Mugulusi (Jerome Kirya 60′), Martin Aprem, Hillary Onek, Karim Ndugwa, Richard Wandyaka (Anthony Mayanja 78′)
Saidi Keni (GK), George Kasonko, Aggrey Madoi.