Uganda Premier League
BUL FC 2-1 SC Villa
FUFA Technical Center, Njeru
After Vipers SC lost to URA FC on Friday and KCCA FC’s draw at home to Express FC, SC Villa could have been forgotten for thinking they had a shot at this year’s Uganda Premier League title.
However, those hope were all but shuttered on Sunday as they lost to BUL FC at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
Despite taking the lead in the contest, Villa were pegged back and eventually lost 2-1 to the Jinja based side.
Yayo Lutimba expertly set up Ronald Magwali for the forward to open the day’s account on 14 minutes.
BUL who had gone 10 competitive games without victory had their heads drop as a feeling of another loss echoed around Njeru.
As frustration started to set in, striker Musa Essenu bundled down Villa’s goalkeeper Saidi Keni and was unsurprising booked for his actions.
Villa looked to be settling down but let BUL somehow get back into the game.
Former Villa winger Joseph Ssemujju who was out to prove a point to his ex-employers netted the equalizing goal with five minutes to the break.
Afte the hour mark, Villa made two substitutions introducing the pair of Benson Muhindo and Faisal Muwawu in the spots of Magwali and Kabonge, in an attempt to win the game.
However, it was BUL that would strike again and eventually win the contest as Ssemujju netted his second of the afternoon after he was teed up by the impressive Esenu.
Ssemuju was named man of the match for his performance on the day.
This is BUL’s 9th victory of the season and the first under head coach Arthur Kyesimira. It sees them climb into 6th with 33 points from 23 games.
For Villa, they have now lost 5 of their 23 matches and remain 3rd on the standings with 40 points, 10 and 5 behind leaders Vipers SC and second placed KCCA FC.
In their next fixtures, BUL are away to Mbarara City FC on Wednesday while SC Villa hosts Bright Stars FC on Friday.
How both teams started
Abdul Kimera (GK), Denis Okot, Musa Walangalira, Dudu Ramadhan, Walter Ochola, Godfrey Akol, Fredson Gwoto, Richard Wandyake, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju, Richard Matovu.
Said Keni (GK), Fred Agandu, Yayo Lutimba, Brian Nsubuga, Asuman Harisheh, Amir Kakomo,David Owori, Emma Wasswa, Ronald Magwali, Ambrose Kirya, Nicholas Kabonge.