It ended all square in Mbarara City. This goalless draw leaves BUL FC in the second place on the table with 53 points, same as Vipers SC in third place but a point behind leaders SC Villa, with just one match left to end the season.

This means the Eastern Giants must win their last game against Busoga United on Saturday at FUFA technical centre in Njeru and pray that SC Villa fails to get maximum points against NEC if they are to win the title.

BUL’s best chance at Kakyeka stadium came in the first half but Ibrahim Orit flashed his header wide from close range in the 17th minute.

As the game progressed, Mbarara City missed three chances which may have changed the story. Henry Kitegenyi saw his effort wheel across the goal without any yellow shirt connecting, and then goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa fumbled with Henry Musisi’s free kick before Sadick Ssekyembe’s shot was deflected into the corner in the 19th minute.

BUL kept the defense line tight however in that even when Francis Odongo pounced in a strong header from inside the box, Walter Ochora was in the right place to clear the lines on the stroke of halftime.

The second half saw few chances and the teams settled for a point each.


Joel Mutakubwa (GK), George Kasonko, Ronald Otti, Nicholas Mwere, Walter Ochora, Ibrahim Orit (Ibrahim Mugulusi 75’), Gerald Ogweti, Jeromy Kirya (Amos Kirya 64’), Pascal Ngobi (Alex Kitata 72’), Hillary Onek, Martin Aprem (Richard Okello 64’).

Unused substitutes:

Emmanuel Obua, Ibrahim Kazindula, Joel Madondo, Mathew Odongo, Tom Ikara (GK), Reagan Kalyowa, Shafik Kwikiriza, Benon Tahomera.