MATCH PREVIEW: BUL VISIT URA IN NAKISUNGA

Friday October 14, 2022
Uganda Premier League
URA Vs BUL
Nakisunga Saza ground
Kick off: 4PM.

After two sweet consecutive league victories, BUL go horns out against URA on Friday.

The Eastern Giants made it two wins from two in the Uganda premier league last Friday when they swept aside UPDF 3-1 at Fufa Technical Center.

Goalkeeper Emmanuel Kalyowa

Prior to that, Alex Isabirye’s men claimed a 5-0 victory over Blacks Power on October 1 to start the season on the right footing.

This means the Eastern Giants have picked up every point there is to pick to lead the table standings with six points, one ahead of second placed Maroons.

Now with some strong league form steaming in the team, a trip to Nakisunga Saza ground has come at the right time having won the last meeting between the sides at Kyabazinga stadium and will fancy their chances of picking up back-to-back wins for the first time off the Tax collectors who are still winless this campaign .

URA were held to a draw by Onduparaka on the opening weekend before falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Express last time out.

This slow start to the campaign has left them placed 13th in the standings with one point ahead of our 23rd meeting in the league.

Team News

Defender Richard Ayiko in action against UPDF

After featuring in most of the matches last season, and playing every minute this campaign, Richard Ayiko is the only player to sit out tomorrow’s encounter. He has been given time off to cool down. But the rest of the players remain in contention as there is a clean bill of health at the club and the squad is suspension free.

The clash between BUL and URA is always a big act in Ugandan football and before the showdown unfolds, team manager Alex Isabirye and midfielder Ibrahim Kazindula let out their expectations and opinions about tomorrow’s contest.

Alex Isabirye:

Team manager Alex Isabirye shaking hands with Karim Ndugwa.

“Everyone knows what it means to get three points when away to URA,” he said.

“And It is good we won our first two games and we want to go into this match with all that confidence.

I know they have struggled a bit after going two games without a goal but we all know they are a good side with a third place finish last season, and they have good coaches who I believe are doing everything to win tomorrow but we are ready for them.”

Speaking about confidence, Ibrahim Kazindula was just full of it to the bream towards the match.

This promises not be an easy game but our target is to get maximum points in each game we play. And on the outlook, URA is a good team but we are better now therefore expect everything to be alright,” he said.

Head to Head

Both sides have met 22 times in the league since November 2011, resulting in three BUL FC wins, 10 URA victories and nine draws

Last four meetings

December 15, 2020

BUL FC 0-2 URA FC

April 16, 2021

URA FC 3-1 BUL FC

November 20, 2021

URA 2-2 BUL FC

April 04, 2022

BUL FC 2-0 URA FC

Match facts

It is two wins for BUL from as many games, producing eight goals, the highest in the division.

The last four visits to the Tax Collectors ended in three draws and one loss for the Eastern Giants.

Of the nine stalemates in this fixture, five were one all draws. two were goalless, while the other two were two all draws.

BUL’s three wins off URA arrived with clean sheets, the similar scores of 1-0 in April of 2016 and February 2018, and the 2-0 victory in April 2022.

URA are yet to score a goal this campaign but they have conceded only once.

Match Officials

Ali Sabilla will over see the match from the center. Mafumu Mustapha and Lulenzi Sharif to run the lines as the first and second assistant referees in that order. Wasswa Alex will serve as the fourth official, while Ssonko Mark will be the referee assessor. The match coordinator for this game will be Waiswa Ajab.

Match Coverage:

The game is not on television but you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the game, followed by a match report. 

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