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StarTimes UPL: Ayiko grabs point for BUL against Gaddafi

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Defender Richard Ayiko netted late on for BUL FC as they shared spoils with Gaddafi FC in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Sunday.

Ayiko’s strike came in the 86th minute to cancel out substitute Alex Kitata’s second half strike.

The opening half was far from entertaining as both side struggled to create chances upfront due to the cagey manner they both took to their game.

The only goalscoring chance came just before the break through Bakali Magumba but the defender headed wide a Hassan Musana’s free kick from close range after being found unmarked in the box.

Gaddafi were also forced to make a change midway the opening half after injured Faizo Muwawu hobbed off for Alex Kitata.

At the start of the second half, BUL FC head coach Alex Isabirye made his first change, bringing on Ivan Wani in bid to find an opener.

But it was Gaddafi who dominated the early exchanges of opening 15 of the second, imposing alot of pressures on the BUL backline and from those pressures, they were rewarded with a goal in 55th minute.

Kitata ran onto a Brian Kalumba’s through ball to wonderfully place the ball in between Saidi Keni legs and into the back of the net to put the Soldier Boys ahead.

With a goal down, Isabirye made two more changes trying to chase the game, Simon Peter Oketch and Ibrahim Nsimbe were introduced on Joseph Ssemujju and Pascal Ngobi respectively.

Four minutes to the death of the game, BUL got level after a long Richard Ayiko cross surprisingly eluded everyone to find its way into the back of the net.

With the hard-fought draw, BUL move up to second place on the log with 14 points in seven games. They will play top-placed KCCA FC away on Wednesday in their next game.

Gaddafi, who now have 9 points in 7 games will play Vipers next.

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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