Our dream to defend the Uganda cup has varnished following a 2-1 loss to Police in the quarter finals.

The Eastern Giants went all through last season, beating Vipers 3-1 in the final to lift the cup but that will not be repeated this time after crushing out of the competition on Wednesday at Kavumba.

All was well in the beginning, and the trip to Lira looked likely and clear at the start of the game as Anthony Mayanja fired a fabulous strike to give BUL the lead with just two minutes played.

But our hopes to storm the third consecutive semi final paled after the break when Pascal Ngobi leveled the game for the Cops after the initial header by Jackson Ssemugabi hit the upright three minutes to the hour mark.

On 64 minutes, Ronald Sempala pounced in a header off Denis Kalanzi’s scooped ball to put the hosts in charge.

This was the final stroke for BUL as all the efforts by the Eastern Giants to come back into the game remained futile.

Next is a Uganda premier league trip to Kakindu stadium to face neighbors Busoga United in the Jinja derby on April 21.

Starting XI:

Emmanuel Kalyowa (Saidi Keni GK 83′), Richard Ayiko, Douglas Muganga, Hillary Onek, Aggrey Madoi (Shafiq Kwikiriza 46′), Pascal Ngobi, Anthony Mayanja, Jerome Kirya, Richard Wandyaka (Ibrahim Mugulusi 69′), Martin Aprem (Edrine Mawerere), Ibrahim Nsimbe (Samuel Ssekamatte 69′)

Unused substitutes:
Julius Baraza,George Kasonko.

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