Bul 2-0 Express
Bul assistant coach David ‘Kiwa’ Kiwanuka has lived to his promise to end the team’s bad run against Express at home with a convincing 2-0 win.
The hosts kicked off the match with a clear intention to get an early goal as Milton Kalisa rolled ball over to Augustine Nsumba who sent a long one for a goal kick.
Two minutes later, the eastern giants had already camped at Express goal area with unsuccessful shots from Nsumba, Hashim Sempala and Blaize Nkolo.
The three failed attempts resulted into corners but the first two were successively headed back into play.
Hakim Magombe, who had taken charge of the corners from the left wing sent a lower cross this time meeting Nsumba whose cheeky flip in the outside of his right ended in the net with Majwega caught unaware for a 4th minute lead.
Express captain Vincent Kayizzi had a chance to level matters five minutes later but his strike hit the post although Oringa in the hosts’ goal was well beaten. Tony Odur’s effort off the rebound was fruitless as he was flagged for offside.
There were efforts from either side for another goal in the game but it the first half ended 1-0 in favour of the hosts.
In the second half, Bul pulled out injured Nsumba and Nkolo introducing Odipio and Paul Kibande respectively while Coach Wasswa Bbosa brought on Rogers Lukwiya and Yafesi Mubiru.
It was Bul that got on the score sheet again thanks to Kalisa who picked a floating ball from his half and drove through to the opponents’ final third before releasing a low shot that found goalie Richard Majwega flat footed.
It was an emotional evening with both teams wearing black armbands to honor the fallen goalkeeper Abel Dhaira. The deceased’s father is the goalkeeping coach at Bul while Abel is a former Express player.
Both sets of fans were present at a church mass at the All Saints church in Walukuba.
The victory; Bul’s first ever at home against the Red Eagles lifts them to 11th on the log with 29 points while Express drops to third on 35 points.