The Eastern Giants earned a vital point in Uganda Premier League following a one all draw with Kyetume on Tuesday afternoon at Kyabazinga stadium in Bugembe.
Combative forward – Robert Mukongotya threw them in the lead at the seventy-two-minute mark but the visitors worked out a leveler through substitute Raymond Walugembe six minutes from the final whistle.
Both sides scrapped it out on a soggy and rain affected surface in Bugembe as BUL FC coach – Arthur Kyesimira handed youngster Kenneth Ss`emakula his debut
Looking to return to winning ways in the league, the Eastern Giants sounded warnings to the visitors from the onset.
Vitalis Tabu had his free kick near the eighteen yards blocked with four minutes into the game, before Simon Oketch’s clever cut in was cleared two minutes later.
Kyetume responded well with veteran striker Robert Sentongo menacing the host’s defense and his delivery from the right in the 19th minute met Ezira Bida, only for the latter’s header to glance off the post.
Peter Onzima was replaced by Mukongotya shortly after start of the second half, which provided BUL with more momentum for the remainder of the contest.
He had his first attempt of note eight minutes off the hour mark but his mid-range strike was tipped over the bar by Joel Mutakubwa
Joseph Semujju worked out magic in the 70th minute, weaving through several bodies and was brought down on his way to goal for the referee to award the Eastern Giants a free kick.
Mukongotya took up responsibility and fired in a scorcher past Mutakubwa to give BUL a deserved lead two minutes later.
Kyetume made a couple of changes and their impact yielded them a goal in the 84th minute to force a draw.
BUL FC now have 21 points from 17 games and their next league engagement will be against URA FC on Friday April 16 at the Arena of Visions.