BUL fell to a 1-0 defeat to Express in a Uganda premier league action on Tuesday evening, but despite the loss, the Eastern Giants remained top of the pack with 14 points after seven rounds.
Allan Kayiwa’s goal just after eleven minutes was enough to separate the two sides in what turned out to be a frustrating evening at Wankulukuku.
Alex Isabirye’s side had some chances in the first half to restore parity with the Eastern Giants going close twice through Ibrahim Kazindula’s corners.
Martin Aprem was immediately thrown into the fray to provide spark to the team, replacing Ivan Wani four minutes after the half hour.
But after the interval, it was the hosts who almost doubled their advantage on 58 minutes when Daniel Shabena hit the post.
BUL then went on the front foot as the search for a goal intensified especially after the introduction of Ibrahim Mugulusi, Frank Kalanda, Ibrahim Nsimbe and Aggrey Madoi.
The Eastern Giants pressed and pressed and pressed for an equaliser but despite consistently getting into dangerous areas, the Red Eagles held on for the win.
Our next league task will be against Busoga United at FUFA technical center Njeru on November 25.
Emmanuel Kalyowa (GK), Richard Ayiko (Ibrahim Nsimbe 55′), Douglas Muganga, Ronald Otti, Karim Ndugwa (Frank Kalanda 46′), Jerome Kirya, George Kasonko (Ibrahim Mugulusi 46′), Richard Wandyaka, Ibrahim Kazindula (Aggrey Madoi 75′), Ivan Wani (Martin Aprem 34′), Hillary Onek.
Tom Ikara (GK), Pascal Ngobi.