BUL FC have dropped to the third place following a 1-0 defeat at NEC FC on Wednesday night. Kelvin Barni Tah scored the solitary goal at the MTN Omondi Stadium for the hosts in the 54th minute to condemn BUL to their fifth loss of the season. Coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere was also sent off in the process.

The day began with the Eastern Giants second on the log but a victory for Kitara meant the Royals moved to the top spot and their ascendancy pushed BUL further down by a place. After 25 rounds, Abbey Kikomeko’s side apparently has 46 points, same as Vipers SC who still have a game in hand.

With the game locked at 0-0, Ibrahim Orit went close to putting BUL infront midway the first half but goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan stood tall to deny the forward.

Barni Tah then broke the deadlock nine minutes into second half to give NEC the lead.

BUL pushed for a leveler and created a couple of chances but couldn’t score to restore parity.

The two teams will again meet over the weekend for a Uganda Cup semifinal duel at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Starting XI:

Tom Ikara (GK), Walter Ochora, Nicholas Mwere, Benon Tahomera (Joel Madondo 82’), Ronald Otti, George Kasonko (Martin Aprem 86’), Pascal Ngobi, Jerome Kirya, Reagan Kalyowa (Amos Kirya 82’), Alex Kitata, Ibrahim Orit.

Unused substitutes:

Joel Mutakubwa, Ibrahim Kazindula, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Emmanuel Obua, Lawrence Tezikya, John Okurut, Gerald Ogweti, Mathew Odong Tayo.