- BUL FC 2 – 1 KCCA FC
- Esenu and Mukongotya on target to earn BUL first win at home this season
- Head coach Arthur Kyesimira took first charge of the team this season
- This is the second successive home victory for BUL FC against KCCA at home
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BUL football club, the face of football in Eastern Uganda, scored in either halves to defeat KCCA FC 2-1 at Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe – Jinja City in a breathless Uganda Premier League encounter on Friday February 12, 2021.
Striker Musa ’Simba’ Esenu and Robert Mukongotya scored the two goals in 32′ and 47′ minutes respectively and the visitors got their consolation through Charles Lwanga with two minutes left to wind up the game.
The sweet win is BUL FC’s first at home having drawn 2-2 with SC Villa in their league opener this season and takes them to seven points after six outings.
Being the first game the head coach Arthur Kyesimira was in charge this season, the team was desperate for a win and intention to press their opponents aggressively was clear from the opening seconds.
The Eastern Giants intentionally and unrelentingly threw every sort of effort at KCCA and carved out the game’s first meaningful chances in the first period.
But, Musa Esenu screwed his strike to the left with Charles Lukwago at his mercy inside six minutes, rejected another clear chance with a weak header a few moments later and was flagged offside at the quarter hour after Ibrahim Mugulusi superbly executed a trademark line breaking pass.
Robert Mukongotya, twisted and turned away from Kalanzi before whipping in a devilish delivery towards Ssemujju but the lad missed the sitter in the 28th minute.
Esenu would make amends later and break the deadlock two minutes after half hour mark with a well-timed header off a Ssemujju master class cross with the visitors getting a huge opportunity to level matters before the break but their attempt hit the post.
BUL FC retained a threat of their own and Ssemujju married impressive pace and good reading of the game at the opening of the second stanza to win a free kick near the eighteen yards’ box.
Mukongotya stepped up and fired in a life threatening thunderbolt past the hapless Lukwago to give the edible oil manufacturers a comfortable lead and capped it with a Drogba-esc celebration on the wet ground that invoked massive cheers from the team faithfuls.
BUL came close again in the 70th minute but Martin Aprem, who had replaced Musa Esenu earlier on in the second half, failed to sail past the opponent’s goal keeper.
KCCA FC were given a penalty when the day’s center referee George Olemu judged Walter Ochora to have handled the ball in the forbidden area but Kimera excellently channeled Brian Aheebwa’s spot kick out into a corner kick.
At this point, the game was end to end with the visitors committing many bodies upfront and finally got a consolation through Charles Lwanga with two minutes left on the clock.
BUL FC takes on Police FC in the next outing away from home.
BUL FC Starting Line Up Against KCCA
Abdul Kimera (GK), Jimmy Kulaba, Walter Ochora, Dudu Ramadan, Godfrey Akol, Aggrey Madoi (Richard Wandyaka 74′), Robert Mukongotya, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Musa Esenu (Martin Aprem 53′), Joseph Ssemujju, Fredrick Kigozi (Fredson Gwoto)
Fredson Gwoto, Deogracious Ojok, Musa Walangalira, Richard Wandyaka, Martin Aprem, Douglas Bithum, Paul Mutebi.