BUL Bidco FC head coach Arthur Kyesimira has backed his goalkeeper Abdul Kimera insisting that he is not entirely to blame for their defeat to KCCA FC on Friday.
Kimera was at fault for KCCA’s second goal a minute after the start of the second half which effectively put the game beyond BUL’s reach.
The goalkeeper was caught with the ball under his feet by forward Charles Lwanga who rounded him before slotting in his eighth goal of the season.
Kimera managed to pull off a number of impressive saves on the day as BUL were on the receiving end of a number of attacks, but the error took the shine off what could have been another good performance.
However, Kyesimira insisted that the goalkeeper will remain his first choice goalkeeper and ‘can be forgiven for his first big mistake’.
“I am not happy but not concerned with Kimera, because of his mistake that led to their second goal, I think he can be forgiven for that,” Kyesimira said in his post-match press conference.
“I think this has been his first big mistake ever since I took over coaching reigns at the club. He has been very consistent and very formidable for us thus far and as you are aware, he has saved four penalties for us.”
“In football every one can make a mistake but how you grow from that is very important. Kimera will remain our number one goalkeeper and I am confident that he can recover from this,” he added.
While BUL can be commended for their solid defensive display early on, KCCA did manage to find a breakthrough at the stroke of half time, Filbert Obenchan arriving at the far post to power home Bright Anukani’s free kick.
Lwanga added a second a minute after the restart before Julius Poloto who was playing his first game in over a year added a third with a brilliant strike from an angle inside the area.
BUL suffered their eighth defeat of the season as their chances of improving on their fifth place finish last season continues to wane with every passing game.
The Jinja based club now lie 10th on the log on 20 points, 10 points behind KCCA who occupy fourth.
BUL FC turn their attention to the Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 32 tie against second division side Black Power with the first leg to be played in Bukedea before they host the second leg in Jinja.