In an unexpected turn of events, Uganda Premier League leaders BUL FC faced a setback in their title pursuit, succumbing to a defeat against Gaddafi FC in an intense clash in Jinja on Wednesday.
Gaddafi FC emerged victorious with goals from Frank Mulimi and Ronald Bithum, securing a significant win over the league leaders. The Army side showcased their resilience at the expense of BUL FC, with the latter managing only a consolation goal through substitute forward Gerald Ogweti.
BUL FC had an early opportunity to take the lead in the fifth minute, but Joel Madondo’s spot-kick was denied after a foul. However, Gaddafi seized the moment six minutes later, breaking the deadlock against the run of play. Frank Mulimi delivered a precise strike past goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa, putting the hosts in control.
Continuing their momentum, Gaddafi extended their lead at the half-hour mark, with Ronald Bithum scoring another well-taken goal past Mutakubwa. Despite facing considerable pressure, BUL FC managed to pull one back after 58 minutes, injecting hope into their campaign.
Nevertheless, BUL FC couldn’t complete a comeback, and Gaddafi FC secured the victory, marking a significant upset in the league. Despite the defeat, BUL FC maintains their top position with 32 points and will look to bounce back in their next match against Mbarara City FC on Saturday.
Gaddafi FC, currently placed 12th with 16 points, will carry the momentum into their final first-round game against Express FC on the same day.