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Forward James Otim scored a stunner as the pulsating Jinja derby between Bul and Kirinya-Jinja SS ended in a one-all stalemate at Kakindu Stadium.

The school side went ahead inside the opening quarter hour courtesy of  forward Faisal Muwawu.

Yunus Sibira should have drawn Bul level just after the half hour mark but he failed to tap in Kirinya’s goalie Didi Muhammad almost beaten.

Kirinya’s goal scorer Muwawu was withdrawn six minutes into the second half after sustaining a knock and was replaced by Anthony Mayanja.

Charles Ayiekho later withdrew Bashir Mutanda for Joram Kirya and the man in charge at the adjustment bench David Kiwanuka responded with a double substitution, introducing Patrick Asiku and Hamis Diego for Pierre Kambare and Hamis Tibita respectively.

Sibira earlier had another opportunity to draw BUL but his belter rattled the cross bar but Bul’s efforts were to be rewarded.

In the 84th minute, James Otim got at the end of a poorly cleared ball from the corner kick to volley into the top corner to level matters of a well attended match.

Kirinya return 4th place displacing Onduparaka while Bul were displaced to 10th place by Bright Stars who edged Mbarara City 1-0 courtesy of Nelson Senkatuka.

Team Line-ups

Bul XI: Atieke Geofrey (GK), Umar Mukobe, Yusulf Mukisa, Abdul Mayanja, Fred Agandu, Yunus Sibira, Hamis Tibita, Daniel Shabene, Richard Wandyaka, Pierre Kambale, Douglas Owori

Substitutes: Paul Mujampani (GK), Musa Walangalira, Hakim Magombe, Patrick Sembuya, James Otim Patrick Asiku, Hamis Diego

Kirinya-Jinja XI: Muhammad Didi (GK), Allan Drajua, Isma Kawawulo, Willy Makuro, Sabir Nesta, Godfrey Akol, George Kasonko, Bashir Mutanda, Fred Amaku, Musa Esenu, Faizal Muwawu

Substitutes: Emmanuel Rubankene (GK), Ebode Bertrand, Makon Landry, Isaac Ntege, Joram Kirya, Anthony Mayanja, Joel Madondo

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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