By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
Striker Yafesi Mubiru scored the lone goal as Onduparaka FC bounced back to the winning ways with a slim 1-0 victory over BUL FC at the Green light Stadium in Arua.
The game started on a high as both teams put up intimidating goal scoring efforts with the home side looking the better. However attempts on either sides were futile until the half hour mark.
Mid season signing Yafesi Mubiru netted his first ever goal for the caterpillars from close range after Muhamood Hassan’s header was cleared off the line in the 30th minute.
Early in the second half, the hosts were forced into a change as an injured Ezra Bida was replaced by a hard tackling midfielder Ivan Mboowa.
BUL FC put up efforts to find a goal in the second half of the game but Nicholas Sebwato in the Onduparaka goal stood firm coming to the rescue for the hosts.
Substitute Kabon Living who came on for Rajab Kakooza could have doubled the scoreline with a header off a Rashid Okocha delivery but his effort was cleared off the line in the 90th minute.
BUL FC’s Abdul Mayanja and Jean Pierre Kambale got booked whereas Rashid Okocha Was the only cautioned played on the home side. Okocha was also the Man of the match.
Onduparaka remain 4th on the AUPL table with 29 points garnered from 18 games played while BUL slumped to the 11th points with 21 points.
In their subsequent fixture, BUL will play Nyamityobora FC in the Uganda Cup next Tuesday before hosting Masavu FC in the league on 3rd March. Onduparaka will visit Kirinya Jinja SS At Bugembe in their next game.
Onduparaka FC XI
Nicholas Sebwato, Alex Gasper, Simba Simba, Mohamood Hassan, Rashid Okocha, Gadinho Gaddafi, Ibrahim Faizul, Rajab Kakooza, Ssekajugo Viane
Ezra Bida, Mubiru Yafesi
Abubaker Yunus, Malish Jamal, Okhuti Ceaser, Ivan Mboowa, Ndaula Moses, Kabon Living
Bul FC XI
Hannington Sebwalunyo, Umar Mukobe, Hakim Magombe, Musa Walangalira, Willy Otong, Abdul Mayanja, Patrick Sembuya, Richard Wandyaka, Douglas Timothy Owori, Tibita Hamisi, Otim James
Geoffrey Anguya Atiel, Faisal Muledhu, Piere kambale, Shaka Ssozi, Aziz kemba, Musa Adam