3 min read
01 Oct

In a thrilling Sunday match-up, BUL FC overcame Arua Hill with a 2-1 victory, despite being reduced to ten men. This win propelled them to the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table, sharing the summit with Kitara FC, as both teams have secured nine points from their opening three games.

The Paridi Ground in Adjumani witnessed an exciting clash, with Lawrence Tezikya playing the hero for BUL with the decisive goal. But the game wasn't without its share of drama and challenges.

The visitors took the lead in the 28th minute when Alex Kitatta headed in Joel Madondo's precise cross to put the visitors on the lead as Paridi Stadium was put to silence.

Alex Kitata With the ball as he nets a good one through a well laid pass from Madondo

However, their joy was short-lived as John Rogers equalized for Arua Hill just five minutes later with a near-post header from a corner kick, sending both teams into halftime level.  John Rogers aka Okumu's header from Wahab's corner delivery levels matters up at halftime

John Rogers aka Okumu Celebrates in the air

The turning point of the match came in the second half when Benon Tahomera of BUL was shown a red card for a dangerous challenge, leaving his team a man down. Despite the numerical disadvantage, BUL capitalized on poor defending by Arua Hill.

On the 73rd minute, Tezikya pounced on a flick by Kitatta, who was instrumental throughout the game, to send BUL back in front. The defense from Arua Hill proved to be their Achilles' heel as they failed to clear the danger.

For Arua Hill, it has been a dismal start to the season as they find themselves rooted to the bottom of the 16-team table, having lost all three of their opening games. They will need to regroup quickly to turn their fortunes around in the league.

Uganda Premier League (2023/2024)

As for BUL, coach Abbey Kikomeko's men have reason to be optimistic. This was their third consecutive victory, showcasing their determination and resilience even when facing adversity. Their ascent to the top of the table alongside Kitara FC sets up an exciting race for the league title.

Bull Football Club's Berlin wall grabs the man of the match for the second consecutive time 💪.  Congratulations as he succumbs as the Pilsner Man of the match.

Bull Football Club's Berlin Poses for a Picture asthe Man of the match

In summary, BUL FC's 2-1 victory over Arua Hill was a testament to their character and ability to perform under pressure. With both teams currently tied at the top of the league, Ugandan football fans can look forward to an intense battle for supremacy in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League this season.

Bull Football Club stands a progressive team having played three games and won all at the Uganda premier League top tier leaque 2023/2024 season as seen in the stats below;

However on the other side, Arua Hill FC is yet to find a win as the team suffers their third defeat in a row as they start the top tier Uganda Premier League 2023/2024 affairs as seen in the stats below;

Next Arua hill Sports Club shall travel off to Jinja to face off the tricky soldier boys - Gadafi Football Club as they enter Matchday four in search of a win. 

Where as Bull Football Club makes a trip to the Prison Barracks to face off the Maroons Football Club as affairs reach Match day four of the 2023/2024 Star Times Uganda Premier League.

BY: Khalid Ceaser, Sports Reporter, Dailywestnile.info 
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