Arua Hill midfielder Wahab Gaddafi takes on BUL's George Kasonko at Barifa. The match ended 2-2 (Credit: Arua Hill SC Media)

Uganda Premier League 2021-2022 (Matchday 18)

  • Arua Hill 2-2 BUL
  • Tooro United 1-1 Sports Club Villa

Arua Hill was denied maximum points at the death of their game during a 2-all draw with visiting BUL during Matchday 18 of the Uganda Premier League on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Barifa Stadium.

Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte and Wahab Gaddafi were on target for the hosts.

Karim Ndugwa and a late penalty from Simon Peter Oketch gave BUL some reason to smile with a point back home.

Ndugwa scored his first-ever goal at BUL since his January 2022 transfer in the 16th minute.

Ssekamatte brought the game level with a great free-kick 10 minutes later.

Arua Hill players celebrate one of their two goals against BUL (Credit: Arua Hill SC Media)

Arua Hill took command of the game for the first time Wahab’s goal on the stroke of halftime.

It was perhaps BUL that had the last smile when Oketch beat goalkeeper Erick Kibowa from 12 yards.

Oketch’s penalty followed a foul by Rashid Toha on Ndugwa in the forbidden area.

Wahab was named man of the match, taking home a plaque and cash worth Shs. 100,000.

Wahab Gaddafi holds the man of the match placard shortly after the game

BUL secured a precious point in their 6th draw of the season as they now have 30 points from 18 games in fourth position.

Arua Hill remained 6th with after the draw, their 5th of the season with 29 points.

Meanwhile, Tooro United and Sports Club Villa shared the spoils during a 1-all stalemate at the Buhinga Stadium, Fort Portal on the same day.

Towering defender Bernard Agele gave the Jogoos the lead on three minutes with a powerful header off a well-taken corner kick by Davis Ssekajja.

Tooro United equalized through a penalty by on-form midfielder Muhamad Senoga.

The penalty arose after a handball by Fred Agandu for blocking a shot from Hussein Mwanje.

Team Line Ups:

Arua Hill XI: Eric Kibowa (G.K), Geriga Atendele, Richard Matovu, Rashid Toha, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Ibrahim Faizul, Stephen Kabuye, Ivan Eyamu, Gaddafi Wahab, Rashid Kawawa, Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte

Subs: Rogers Omedwa (G.K), Brian Ade, David Ndihabwe, Jacob Kamwesiga, Ibrahim Thembo, Farouk Musisi, Robert Eseru

Head coach: Charles Livingstone Mbabazi

BUL XI: Saidi Keni (G.K), Richard Ayiko, Aggrey Madoi, Douglas Muganga, Pascal Ngobi, George Kasonko, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Umar Mukobe, Richard Wandyaka, Karim Ndugwa, Martin Aprem

Subs: John Okurut (G.K), Lawrence Kasadha, Owen Mukisa, Ibrahim Nsimbe, Simon Oketch, Reagan Kalyowa, Ibrahim Kazindula

Head coach: Alex Isabirye

Match officials:

  • Center Referee: Habiba Naigaga
  • Assistant Referee 1: Emmanuel Okudra
  • Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Omunyira
  • Fourth Official: Paul Omara
  • Assessor: Mike Letti

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

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