FULLTIME: BUL 1-1 URA
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) football Club rallied from behind to make amends against home team, BUL football Club at Kakindu Stadium played under cloudy conditions in Jinja Town.
It was defender, Sam Ssenkomi whose priceless headed effort 13 minutes from full time off an Allan Munaaba in swinging corner that saved URA from the jaws of an eminent defeat.
The home side had taken a first half lead through Patrick ‘Crespo’ Asiku with a brilliant header after Joshua Masene’s corner.
Masene’s curler beat goalkeeper, Brian ‘Ziggi’ Bwete and his defenders before the towering Asiku perfectly met the ball to give the home team some ray of hope for a famous victory.
The two teams desperately pressed forward for yet another strike but all was in vain with solid defending.
Before Senkoomi’s goal, URA came closet with second half substitute, Frank Kalanda (came in for Patrick Ochan) testing goalkeeper, Franco Oringa from distance before Robert Ssentongo’s effort was blocked by a forest of crowded bodies in the BUL goal area.
There were three seemingly genuine penalty shouts turned down for URA. Ssentongo was brought down in the area, there was a handball off defender Umar Mukobe and another jealous tackle from behind on the diminutive left winger, Elukana Nkugwa – all turned down by the center referee.
“The draw is a relief to my team after going down to a determined side but the referee should have done better than this” a visibly disappointed Alex Isabirye told Kawowo Sports after the game.
His Counterpart, Kefa Kisala hailed his charges for the relatively fair first round of action.
URA is 4th with 27 points as BUL F.C remains 5th on 23 points fetched in 15 Uganda Premier League fixtures.
The second round kicks off on 12th January 2014.