Abbey Kikomeko Bogere will be hoping to progress to his first final as BUL FC coach when we host SC Villa in Monday’s FUFA Super Eight semi-final.
The Eastern Giants made it to the last-four stage with a 1-0 victory over Vipers SC on Thursday. Samuel Ssekamatte scored from the spot to give us a perfect start to the preseason competition.
For SC Villa, they defeated Maroons 2-1 at Wankulukuku to set up this mouth watering clash.
Should BUL defeat the Jogoos at FUFA Technical Centre in this one-off tie, it would not only ensure a place in the final, but it will also stretch our dominance over SC Villa in recent times.
It’s only one win for the visitors against the Eastern Giants in past six years, and it came recently in March, in Lira.
BUL has been commanding in duels involving the sides and has also knocked them out of the Uganda cup in the previous two consecutive seasons.
From the 28 matches across all competitions, this fixture has produced nine wins for BUL, ten for SC Villa and nine draws.
The Eastern Giants will miss right back cum winger Hillary Onek. The rest of the squad is available and ready to hit the ground running.
Head coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere is optimistic his men will pull off another big win to storm the final.
“SC Villa is one of the teams this season that have made massive changes just like us and they are well prepared just like we are,” he said.
“We won our quarter final match against Vipers, but the one against SC Villa is going to be a very different game.”
“The game approach tomorrow is going to be different from the one we had at Vipers but all in all, we are focusing on winning.”
“SC Villa is one team which almost has the same structure like ours, their playing style is also similar to ours. But nevertheless, tomorrow we’re determined and we are going to try as much as possible to see that we get the second win at home.“
Captain George Kasonko said;
“We are playing at home but being at our own backyard doesn’t mean we have already won the game.”
“Therefore, as players, we need to double our efforts. Coaches have done their part and we are now in the right conditions to play tomorrow.”
The game will be live on FUFA TV