By: David Gombe
2017 Kefa Kisala’s BUL Fc played to a goalless draw to new comers Mbarara City at Kakindu stadium on match day 1 of the 2017/18 season.
It was an encounter between two sides that had a busy transfer window ahead of the new football campaign.
BUL Fc was the dominant side in the opening 45 minutes, creating various chances through forward Ishaka Ssozi who caused all the threat to Mbarara City back four, though missing two golden scoring opportunities.
BUL Fc could have ended the first half in the lead but the chances wasted by both Wandyaka Richard and Shaka Ssozi, led them to end the first half goalless.
Mbarara City earlier in the second half introduced Amani Boniface for Okor Eleaza. His introduction led to a great impact and he was a threat to the BUL Fc back line that had a quite first half. Amani could have given Ankole lions the lead in the opening ten minutes but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalungo.
BUL Fc tactician Kefa Kisala brought on Daniel Shabena for Wandyaka Richard, minutes after his introduction Shabena had an opportunity with the keeper to beat but he couldn’t find the back of the net.
Kivumbi Martin and Ndugga Lawrence were also introduced on for James Otim and Yunus Sabira respectively.
Both teams missed various chances in the final ten minutes but neither side could break the deadlock ending the game in a goalless draw.
The result was enough for both sides with each deserving a point, though BUL Fc will have to regret the chances missed in the first half of the game.
BUL Fc’s next fixture is away to Vipers Sc at St.Mary’s Kitende on Friday, 15th,2017,while Mbarara host Express fc at Kakyeka Stadium
Bul Fc X1
Hannington Ssebwalunyo(Gk),Fred Agandu,Hassan Musana,Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa,Musa Walangalira,Patrick Ssembuya,James Otim,Yunus Sibira,Wandyaka Richard, Mike Ndera Shakala,Shaka Ssozi
Muhammad Didi(Gk), Hakim Magombe,Abdul Mayanja,Kivumbi Martin,Nduga Lawrence, Shabena Daniel,Patrick Asiku.
Mbarara City X1
Kimera Ali(Gk),Byekwaso Zaidi, Kalanzi Fred,Mukundane Hilary, Orit Ibrahim, Kansime Sam, Okor Eleaza,Asuman Alishe,Barenge Pistis,Hakizimana Santos,Waibi Yeseri
Ssekeba Muhammad, Ahebwa Brian,Amani Boniface, Musindo Siraje, Othieno Steven, Okwalinga Solomon.