BUL FC subdue Police to secure a flying away start

BUL’s Yunus Sibira, fends Police’s Ben Ocen off the ball ( Amina Babirye photo)

LILLIAN NAMAGANDA 

Goals from Oromchan Villa and Douglas Owori gave BUL FC a winning start to the 2018/19 Star times Uganda premier league against Police FC at Lugogo.

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Police were pegged back by Oromchan Villa’s early strike that beat Davis Mutebi in the 7th minute.

As the Cops tried to regroup to bounce back, another scare befell them with only 3 minutes into the second half, this time it was Douglas Owori who punished them for their reckless defending.

The damage would have been more severe for Abdallah Mubiru’s men, had it not been for the profligacy of Hamis Tibita, Owori and Oromchan Villa.

The Police tactician threw on the exciting Pius Kaggwa to try unlocking the visitors’ defence but it was a little to late as Ronald Nyanzi’s late effort couldn’t save their day.

The cops will now have to wait until Tuesday for redemption, they will be facing a daunting journey to Arua where they will take on new comers Paidha Black Angels.

On the other hand, BUL will take host Tooro United FC at the Njeru technical center.

BUL current seat in 4th place behind Bright stars, URA FC, and Onduparaka FC. The cops sit 10th on the 16 team log.

Police FC line up

Davis Mutebi (GK), Paul Willa, Ruben Kimera, Ibrahim Kibumba, Sadat Kyambadde, Samuel Kayongo, Ben Ocen, Shakur Makeera, Ronald Nyanzi, Ashraf Mugume, Juma Balinnya.

Subs
Amir Nalugoda(GK), Dennis Bigala, Simon Mbazira, Joseph Sentume, Pius Kaggwa, Safi Basani, Hassan Kalega

BUL XI

Hannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Umar Mukobe, Richard Matovu, Abdul Mayanja, Musa Malunda, Yunus Sibira, Patrick Sembuya, Richard Wandyaka, Hamis Tibita, Villa Oromchan,Douglas Owori.

Subs
Wycliffe Mori Manja, Hakim Magombe, Faizal Muledhu, Daniel Shabena, James Otim, Deogratius Ojok, Joshua Lubwama.

FULL ROUND ONE RESULTS

Onduparaka FC 2-0 Nyamityobora
URA FC 2-0 Paidha Black Angels
Bright Stars 3-1 Maroons FC 
Kirinya Jinja SS 2-2 SC Villa
KCCA 2-1 Tooro United
Vipers SC 1-0 Ndejje University
Police FC 1-2 BUL 

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