Ten man SC Villa picked an all important point against BUL FC away from home. Emmanuel Wsswa gave the visitors a 5th minute lead before Richard wandyaka made it 1-1 on 33 minutes.
And consequently, the two sides went into the break a goal a piece.
Nine minutes into the second half, Musa Esenu scored the second goal for BUL.
Things turned from had to worse just 14 minutes later as Villa was reduced to ten against 11 after Midfielder Benson Muhindo was sent off.
However, the record champions fought tooth and nail and levelled the matters in the 78th minute through Nicholas Kabonge .
Elsewhere, Mbarara City and URA drew 1-1 at Kakyeka Stadium.
Former SC Villa striker mutanda Bashir wasted a chance to put hosts in front after 22 minutes when he missed from the spot.
Eight minutes later, URA’s new recruit and last season’s top scorer Steven Mukwala put his side on top.
However, the striker could not double the lead just three minutes after the break when he saw his kick from the spot saved by goal keeper Muhammed Ssekeba.
Jude Ssemugabi equalised for the Ankole Lions late in the game.
At the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo, Police FC and Wakiso Giants settled for a 0-0 draw.
Match day one continues on Saturday as Express FC travel to Arua to face Onduparaka, Kyetume host Kitara at Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru while UPDF will be at home to Busoga United.