Wednesday, April 18
Mbarara City 2-1 BUL FC
Sanity has been restored in Mbarara, atleast for now, as the beloved home club has managed to return to winning ways.
Mbarara City has edged BUL FC 2-1 in a league game played on Wednesday evening at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara district.
The victory sees the club pick its first maximum league points of the year – Mbarara’s last league victory was a 1-0 hard fought home win against Masavu last year in December.
The club was on an eight game winless streak – four losses (Vipers, UPDF, Maroons and Express FC) and four draws (Police, Soana, URA and KCCA FC).
Coming into the tie after a ‘disappointing’ 1-0 defeat at Wankulukuku, a game they should have managed to pick atleast a point, if we are to go with Coach Sam Kawalya’s remarks after the game in Kampala, Mbarara knew that they needed no other result but a win against BUL FC.
And to spice up the poor state before the game, Mbarara were second from the bottom on the log with 23 points.
There was a breath of fresh air when Club chairperson Mwine Mpaka, at the same time the Western Youth representative in the parliament declared the game (with Bul fc) free of charge.
Swalik ‘Bebe’ Ssegujja struck at the stroke of halftime to put the Ankole lions into the lead to give the home crowd something to smile about.
BUL FC were determined to spoil the party as Pierre Muhindo levelled matters in the 65th minute but Emma Obina was on target for the hosts to regain the lead four minutes later.
The hosts managed to hold on, for a result that means that Mbarara has managed to collect four points against BUL, a club they held to a goalless draw in their first league game ever.
Mbarara has now successfully jumped out of the red zone; the club sit 12th with 26 points from 24 games.
BUL FC remain 9th on the log with 29 points.
Mbarara City FC starting XI vs BUL:
Ali Kimera, Jasper Ahebwa, Hillary Mukundane, Asuman Alishe, Zaidi Byekwaso, Bebe Swaliki, Pistis Barenge, Siraj Musindo, Eddie Mubiru, Makweth Wol, Emma Obinna