Kitata scored a brace to take his tally to ten goals

Finally BUL FC smiled again at FUFA technical centre as they claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wakiso Giants on Saturday, their second win in the league since the turn of the year.

After losing two consecutive games at home, and firing blanks against Kitara in Masindi, the Eastern Giants were determined to make amends and return to winning ways, and they just exactly did that.

A brace from Alex Kitata and a fabulous strike from Jeromy Kirya secured all the three much need points for BUL.

The victory saw Abbey Kikomeko’s men scale back to the second place with 43 points, just one off leaders Kitara.

In a match where BUL was in total control from the onset, Wakiso Giants didn’t offer too much threat, and the Eastern Giants should have grabbed a cricket score here.

Within just two minutes, a real opportunity presented itself. Martin Aprem made a neat pass to Hillary Onek, his curling pass from the right off his left boot found the feet of Reagan Kalyowa in the box but Blanchar Mulumba threw in his body to give away a corner.

From the resultant corner, Jeromy Kirya showed that he would be a menace to the visitors as he delivered a dangerous effort that goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya came out to punch far.

Shortly after, BUL had another opportunity to get themselves on the score sheet. This time, Reagan Kalyowa received on the half turn near the area but his attempt was diverted into a corner by the standout goalkeeper.

At the quarter hour mark, the diminutive wide man gifted Alex Kitata with a golden opportunity to score but the forward didn’t get a contact with the ball.

The Eastern Giants were well on top but striving to find the target. On 18 minutes, Ibrahim Mugulusi’s brilliant drift onto his strong left foot in the box saw his shot just run a little too fast and high over the bar.

Not long after, Pascal Ngobi engineered a counter with his lovely cross field pass getting Nicholas Mwere into the action on the left where he unleashed a vicious shot which Ssekagya read well, coming out to punch but not far though. Kitata fed on the spills but the goalkeeper got down well to block his effort from close range.

BUL would draw the first blood on 25 minutes through Jeromy Kirya. Following a fast break initiated by Kalyowa and kept alive by Pascal Ngobi, Kirya brilliantly orchestrated a half volley on the first time and his well struck low shot sailed past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net to round off a fantastic team goal to end the half 1-0 up.

The Eastern Giants kept the intensity up after the break, lacing attack after attack into the Purple Sharks’ box, which eventually fathered more two goals.

In the 55th minute, Mugulusi produced a master class in the middle of the park and played Kitata in through a hole. The forward’s first touch was just lovely which allowed him to drag his marker to the right before he dispatched a diagonal low shot into the far corner of the net to stretch BUL’s lead.

Kikomeko’s men were still enjoying a good portion of the possession and ultimately scored the third goal that sealed all the three points.

Mwere’s throw in was the mother of another wonderful move that produced yet another team goal. Reagan Kalyowa flicked to find Mugulusi who slipped the ball to Kitata with a back heel.

Kitata’s shot perfectly beat SSsekagya and it beautifully nestled into the bottom right corner to score his 10th league goal of the season.

BUL will still be at home the next Saturday where they will host KCCA in the quarter finals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Starting XI:

Tom Ikara (GK), Ronald Otti, Nicholas Mwere, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Jeromy Kirya (Mathew Odongo Tayo), Pascal Ngobi, Hillary Onek, Reagan Kalyowa (Ibrahim Orit), Martin Aprem (Amos Kirya), Alex Kitata (Joel Madondo), Benon Tahomera.

Unused Substitutes:

Emmanuel Obua, George Kasonko, Ibrahim Kazindula, Lawrence Tezikya, Gerald Ogweti, Joel Mutakubwa.