Robert Achema paves way for Godfrey Buni in the derby of Jinja against Kirinya-Jinja S.S at Kakindu Stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

BUL 0-0 Kirinya-Jinja S.S

Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The well attended Jinja derby between BUL and Kirinya-Jinja S.S in the Uganda Premier League ended in a goal-less stalemate at the Kakindu Stadium.

It was a game of completely different halves as either side dominated the other.

BUL would have easily wrapped the business in the opening stanza of the game had forwards Villa Oromchan and Robert Achema carried their scoring boots.

Achema twice missed inside 10 yards with goalie Tom Ikara beaten.

The golden opportunity for Achema was in the 39th minute when he tapped high of goal following an earlier save from goalie Ikara off right back Fred Agandu’s teasing low cross.

Kirinya-Jinja’s best moment of the first half fell to the returning Musa Magumba. The midfielder had a well taken shot from 20 yards in the 28th minute saved by Paul Mujampwani following a great inter-play that involved midfielders Bashir Mutanda and Isaac Ntege.

The final 45 minutes belonged to Kirinya-Jinja S.S who created a number of chances through Ntege, George Senkaaba and Semazzi.

Both sides called for amendments in the second half.

‘The Students’ side introduced John Semazzi, James Otim for Musa Magumba and the injured Moses Kamya respectively.

Peter Onen brought on Anthony Braize for Yudah Mugalu, Godfrey Buni for the wasteful Achema as a largely ineffective Titus Lubega paved way for Shaka Ssozi.

Bul’s Titus Lubega and Kirinya-Jinja S.S second half substitute John Semazzi were both cautioned by FIFA Referee, Denis Batte.

The draw adds a point a piece to either sides as they have both accumulated 17 points.

Kirinya-Jinja S.S head coach, Abbey ‘Capello’ Bogere still believes his club has 80 percent chances of surviving relegation.

We played well although scoring remained a big problem. I know we shall avoid relegation.

His counter part at BUL, Peter Onen bemoaned the numerous chances missed that would have earned them maximum points.

We missed so many chances, otherwise we would have won the game comfortably.

Team Line ups:

BUL XI: Paul Mujampwani (G.K), Fred Agandu, Hakim Magombe, Asuman Kihogo, Derrick Walulya, Patrick Sembuya, Titus Lubega, Villa Oromchan, David Bagoole, Yudah Mugalu, Robert Achema

Kirinya-Jinja S.S XI: Tom Ikara, Allan Drajua, Moses Kamya, Livingstone Mulondo, Mike Kawooya, Anthony Mayanja, Godfrey Akol, Isaac Ntege, Musa Magumba, George Senkaaba, Bashir Mutanda

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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