The Eastern Giants produced an impressive performance to defeat Onduparaka FC 2-0 in their Uganda Premier League clash at Green Light Stadium on Saturday evening.
Martin Aprem was the king of the show in front of goal with a brace. The forward opened the scoring after seventeen minutes and doubled his tally a quarter hour after the restart with a lovely sole effort.
This win moves BUL FC to 4th on the table, level with Mbarara City and Wakiso Giants on six points.
Team manager – Alex Isabirye was animated as a result of the crucial win and is already focusing on the next game.
“We want to compete this season, and these three points off Onduparaka put us in a better position to rub shoulders with the leading pack,” he said.
“I have a good team. I will adequately prepare my players to win our next game on Tuesday.”
BUL is next in action against Mbarara City on November 2 at Kyabazinga stadium.
Brace hero – Aprem was voted man of the match after his classic display.
“I am delighted because of this win and the goals I have scored. They have come as a result of team work,” he said.
Said Keni kept the Caterpillars at bay with a string of fine saves to allow the Eastern Giants record their second win of the season, and a consecutive third over the hosts.
Muhammad Shaban hit the woodwork.
Ivan Wani was given his first start at BUL FC following his debut in the loss to Express. Dickson Nkwamanya and Pascal Ngobi were the other players who also made it to starting line up for the first time after coming on as substitutes in our previous games. Ibrahim Mugulusi and Richard Wandyaka settled for the bench. Ibrahim Nsimbe and Hillary Onek were also handed their debuts.
BUL FC Starting XI
Said Keni (18), Aggrey Madoi (03), Douglas Muganga (12), Richard Ayiko (15), George Kasonko (45), Pascal Ngobi (16), Umar Mukobe (19), Ivan Wani (25), Jerome Kiirya (17), Dickson Nuwamanya (09), Martin Aprem (24)
Emmanuel Kalyowa (01), Owen Mukisa (10), Hillary Onek (33), Richard Wandyaka (13), Ibrahim Nsimbe (26), Musa Esenu (20), Ibrahim Mugulusi (08)