Yusuf Wasswa is good at stopping dead-balls including penalties

2020-21 Uganda Premier League (Match Day 19):

  • BUL 4-3 UPDF
  • Police 4-1 Kitara
  • Soltilo Bright Stars 2-1 Express
  • Vipers 0-0 Wakiso Giants
  • Onduparaka 2-3 MYDA
  • Kyetume 1-0 Busoga United

BUL Football Club overcame visiting Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces 4-3 at the Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe in Jinja city.

A brace apiece from Deogracious Ojok and Simon Peter Oketch inspired BUL, an entity coached by Arthur Kyesmira.

UPDF’s goals came from Ramathan Dudu (own goal), second half substitutes Ezekiel Katende and Brian Kayanja (penalty).

Robert Mukongotya closed down by Sheif Batte

Ojok scored the only with only four minutes into the game, a well struck penalty past goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa.

Oketch got the second in the 22nd minute, thanks to Robert Mukogontya’s donkey work.

Defender Dudu diverted Isa Mubiru’s teasing delivery past his own goalkeeper Sanon Mulabi for as UPDF pulled a goal back.

Upon resumption of the second half, former BUL player Katende who had just replaced Brian Kalumba scored with his first touch to make it 2-all.

BUL players celebrate one of their four goals

The army side made two other changes; Ruben Kabuye and Brian Kayanja were thrown into action for Hassan Zzinda and Christopher Kamagu respectively.

Oketch assisted Ojok for BUL’s third goal on the hour mark. Seven minutes later, Kayanja brought the game level with a well struck penalty after Sheif Batte had been brought down into the forbidden area.

UPDF players celebrate in Jinja

Oketch founded the winner with nine minutes left on the clock, with Mukongotya providing the assist.

Oketch was deservedly named the pilsner player of the match.

This was BUL’s 7th win of the season which took them to 24 points, same as Onduparaka who fell at home 3-2 to visiting MYDA in Arua city.

On the other hand, UPDF suffered their 9th loss of the season as they remain on 28 points.

In the other matches, Police overcame Kitara 4-1 at Lugogo, Soltilo Bright Stars recovered from a goal down to beat Express 2-1 in Kavumba as Vipers and Wakiso Giants shared the spoils goal-less at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Team Line Ups:

BUL XI: Sanon Mulabi (G.K), Onzima, Vitalis Tabu, Ramathan Dudu, Walter Ochora, Kenneth Ssemakula, Godfrey Akol, Fredson Gwoto, Deogracious Ojok, Simon Peter Oketch, Robert Mukogotya

Subs: Abdul Kimera (G.K), Jimmy Kulaba,Joshua Kigozi, Ibrahim Mugulusi,Musa Esenu, Aprem, Richard Wandyaka

Head coach: Arthur Kyesimira

Assistant coach: Dan Mubiru

UPDF: Yusuf Wasswa (G.K), Sheif Batte, Isa Mubiru, Joseph Bright Vuni, Dennis Ssekitoleko (Captain), Ibrahim Wamannah, Chrisptopher Kamagu, Charles Ssebutinde, Brian Kalumba, Hassan Zzinda, Alex Kitata

Subs: Eric Kibowa (G.K), Ezeikel Katende, Arafat Kakonge, Jessie Kajuba, Dickens Okwir, Roben Kabuye, Brian Kayanja

Head coach: Kefa Kisala

Assistant coach: Pius Ngabo

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

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