- Alex Isabirye earns win in his first game in charge of BUL FC as head coach on his second home coming
- Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu shoot down Kigezi Home Boyz.
- BUL FC earn first leg advantage over kigezi
- The Eastern Giants will travel to Kabale for the second leg.
First-half goals from Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu helped the Eastern Giants secure a 2-1 victory against Kigezi Home Boyz in the first leg of our Uganda Cup round of 16 tie on Wednesday.
BUL FC certainly had the better of the chances in the opening half with Esenu looping his chip over the bar in the first minute before finding the target in the 22nd minute with a fine tap in from close range to give BUL a 2-0 lead.
Wandyaka had opened the scores with a clean header inside six minutes after a goal melee
Our 2-0 lead only lasted for only two minutes as Dennis Lubowa netted from the spot after the center referee adjudged Godfrey Akol to have fouled Faruku Samari in the box.
After the interval, both teams had a couple of goal scoring opportunities that were never converted into goals.
Esenu had his strong low drive from 18 yards box stopped by Ismail Zziwa twelve minutes to the end of the game before Thomas Kabale’s shot, also from close range was parried away for a conor in stoppage time.
Alex Isabirye’s men hanged on to earn victory in his maiden competitive game in charge as head coach and also take a 2-1 goal advantage into the second leg that is yet to be scheduled.’
This was the team’s third win in succession in this year’s Uganda cup following the two victories over Blacks Power fc in the round of 32.
BUL FC STARTING XI
Abdul Kimera (28), Dennis Okot Oola (16), Robert Mukongotya (21), Kenneth Ssemakula (31), Walter Ochora (05), Godfrey Akol (06), Richard Wandyaka (13), Simon Peter Oketch (29), Vitalis Tabu (10), Fredrik Kigozi (07), Musa Esenu (20)
Sanon Mulabi (GK) (23), Ibrahim Mugulusi (08), Deogeacious Ojok (19), Jimmy Kulaba (17), Martin Aprem (09), Thomas Kabale (24), Fredson Gwoto (04)