BUL football club have settled for a one all draw from their visit to Mbarara City at Kakyeka stadium on Monday.
Ibrahim Nsimbe scored for the Eastern Giants to even the game on 79 minutes after Solomon Okwalinga had put the Ankole Lions in front in the first half.
This contest was understandably cagey as both teams worked hard but scoring chances were sparse, with BUL’s only close attempt in the opening period coming on 11 minutes when Jerome Kirya launched a beautiful shot but it agonizingly went wide.
The first half looked like ending barren and all square but Okwalinga floated in the air to head home for his side off Steven Othieno cross in added minutes after the normal 45.
We were lucky not to go two down after the recess when Seiri Arigumaho missed a chance on 50 minutes.
Five minutes later, the Eastern Giants moved through the gears and menaced City’s defense.
Nsimbe got in behind but Muhammad Ssekebba in Ankole Lions’ goal was quick to come to their rescue.
On the hour mark, the forward saw another effort from him miss by inches, with Richard Wandyaka also putting his header wide two minutes later.
After being paddocked in their own half for the large parts of the second half, Mbarara City tried to push forward and came close to doubling their lead with a quarter hour left on the clock. Sadat Nsubuga picked out Swalik Bebe, but he could only fire his effort over the bar from close range
The most important moment arrived on the 79 minutes when Nsimbe scored to restore parity for BUL FC, and it proved to be the last goal in the game.
The result has seen the Eastern Giants move to 38 points after 23 matches, one point better of Arua Hill SC who are in a neck’s distance from us on the table.
URA FC is our next opponent one week from now at Kyabazinga stadium.
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