BUL football club started the second round of the Uganda premier league with a defeat at home as goals from Najib Yiga and Yunus Sentamu inflicted a second Kyabazinga stadium loss on the Eastern Giants since the season began.

BUL FC starting line up against Vipers

Walter Ochora netted the goal for BUL FC.

Vipers started the match on a high with Cesar Manzoki, Milton Karisa and Bright Anukan all keeping BUL FC defenders busy. But the Eastern Giants kept themselves in the game with good defending and few attacks upfront.

Ibrahim Nsimbe shot whistled across the goal mouth before debutant Karim Ndugwa was flagged offside on the 18th minute.

After 21 minutes, Ochora gave BUL FC the lead when he capitalized on a well placed Ibrahim Kazindula corner to head past the Venom’s goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora.

BUL FC players celebrating Walter ochora’s goal

But our celebration was cut short just after three minutes as the visitors equalised. Najib Yiga drew the game level with a low drive beyond Emmanuel Kalyowa to the bottom right corner of the net from range.

The Venoms continued to push forward as the Eastern Giants also tried to close out their attacks.

On the 35th minute, Yiga put his side in front with a tap in from the box following a coordinated move from Manzoki off a Bright Anukan conor from the left.

Defender Aggrey Madoi was then shown a yellow card for foul play on Karisa near the box as team manager Alex Isabirye was cautioned as well by referee Asadu Semere a few moments later.

Isabirye introduced Martin Aprem and Joram Kirya in places of Ibrahim Kazindula and Pascal Ngobi six minutes to the end of the first half.

After the interval, the Eastern Giants went on the front foot in search of goals, their efforts meanwhile did not pay off when Simon Peter Oketch played into the path of substitute Reagan Kalyowa as Paul Willa reacted too fast to clear before the youngster could get a leg onto the ball.

Oketch was then on the receiving end of a pass into the box but missed by an inch from close range.

Walter Ochora in action.

Isabirye made another double substitution, withdrawing Ibrahim Nsimbe and the injured Joram Kirya for Ibrahim Mugulusi and Richard Wandyaka respectively on the 80th minute after Reagan Kalyowa had replaced the injured Hillary Onek four minutes off the hour,

Goalkeeper Kalyowa blocked a side footed volley from Manzoki on the 85th minute but Yunus Sentamu sealed the win for the venoms one minute from the regular 90 minutes with a header following a delivery from substitute Denis Mwemezi.

The result has left BUL FC in the 7th place with 26 points after 16 games, and next in line is a match with Wakiso Giants on Saturday February 12 at Kyabazinga stadium at 4PM

Starting XI Vs Vipers SC

Emmanuel Kalyowa
Aggrey Madoi
Douglas Muganga
Walter Ochora
George Kasonko
Pascal Ngobi (Joram Kirya 39′) ( Ibrahim Mugulusi 80′)
Hillary Onek (Reagan Kalyowa 64′)
Ibrahim Kazindula (Martin Aprem 39′)
Simon Peter Oketch
Karim Ndugwa
Ibrahim Nsimbe (Richard Wandyaka 80′)

Unused Substitutes:

John Okurut (G.K)

Lawrence Kasadha

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