Tuesday, 20th April
*Kyetume 1-0 Busoga United
*Onduparaka 2-3 MYDA
*Police 4-1 Kitara
*Vipers 0-0 Wakiso Giants
*Bright Stars 2-1 Express
*BUL 4-3 UPDF
BUL FC managed to overcome UPDF at the Kyabazinga Stadium in a pulsating affair that produced two penalties and an own goal.
Deogracious Ojok and Simon Peter Oketch scored a brace each as the Eastern Giants picked a laboured win against the Army side.
UPDF scored through substitute Ezekiel Katende and Brian Kayanja from the penalty kick after a Dudu Ramathan own goal in the first half.
In the 3rd minute, Deogracious Ojok gave the hosts the lead from the penalty kick after Oketch was fouled inside the box.
Oketch later doubled the Eastern Giants’ lead in the 21st minutes for his first goal of the game.
In the 34th minute, UPDF pulled one back through an own goal from Dudu as the first ended 2-1 in the hosts favour.
Just at the start of second half, in the 47th minute, Substitute Katende who replaced Kalumba Brian levelled the matters for the Army side, scoring against his former employees.
Ojok scored BUL FC’s third, thanks to Okech’s assist, to send the hosts back into the lead at the hour mark.
Five minutes later, the visitors were also awarded a penalty which was converted by Substitute Brian Kayanja, who came in for ZZinda Hussein, to equalise again for the Army side. 2-2.
With 10 minutes to the end of the match, Oketch scored what proved to be the day’s winner and BUL held on for maximum points.
BUL moves to 9th in the standings with 24 points while UPDF are 8th with 28 points.
Both teams return to action on Saturday 24th April – BUL will face Busoga United in the derby at Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe while UPDF will host Kitara at Bombo Barracks Military stadium.
How both teams started.
BUL XI – Sanon Mulabi, Godfrey Akol, Fredson Gwoto, Robert Mukongotya, Walter Ochora, Simon Peter Oketch, Ramathan Dudu, Kenneth Semakula, Vitalis Tabu, Onzima Peter.
UPDF XI – Waswa Yusuf, Isa Mubiru, Seif Batte, Vuni Bright Joseph, Ssekitoreko Denis, Ibrahim Wammanah, ZZinda Hussein, Charles Sebutinde, Kitata Alex, Christopher Kamagu, Kalumba Brian.