FT: Vipers SC 1-1 BUL FC
BUL football club picked up a hard-fought point against Vipers SC in a close encounter at St. Mary’s stadium.
Simon Peter Oketch came off the bench to cancel out Walter Ochora’s 47th minute own goal in the 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The result sees the Eastern Giants end the first round in 4th with 26 points, 5 behind leaders KCCA who still have a game in hand.
Richard Ayiko put in an important block when Paul Willa tried a dangerous low cross in the opening moments of the game before he and Umar Mukobe were later cautioned for foul play on Milton Karisa and Aziz Kayondo respectively.
Saidi Keni then spread his body wide enough to deny Yunus Sentamu in a one on one situation following Cesar Manzoki’s quick counter attack ahead of Karim Watambala’s yellow card on the stroke of halftime for a poor advance on Mukobe.
The hosts were the first to score, taking the lead just two minutes after the interval when Ochora knocked Karisa’s ball underneath his goalkeeper.
BUL however remained on the front foot and our most important moment finally docked on the third minute of added time after the regular 90 as Allan Kayiwa errored to allow Oketch to equalize. Our first fixture of the second round will be against the same opponent at Kyabazinga stadium on February 09.
BUL FC Starting XI:
Saidi Keni, Hillary Onek, Richard Ayiko, Walter Ochora, George Kasonko, Pascal Ngobi (Martin Aprem 58′), Ibrahim Kazindula (Simon Peter Oketch 71′), Umar Mukobe, Reagan Kalyowa, Musa Esenu, Ibrahim Nsimbe (Richard Wandyaka 62′)
Emmanuel Kalyowa, Fredson Gwoto, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Dickson Niwamanya.