Tuesday November 29
Uganda Premier League
Bright Stars Vs BUL
Kavumba Recreation Grounds
After a hard-fought win over Busoga United, BUL return to action with a trip to Kavumba recreation grounds this Tuesday to face Bright Stars.
It was all gloom the last time BUL hit the road but confidence remains high around the Eastern Giants after a bouyant display last Friday and they will be keen to use the home win as an opportunity to build momentum away from home .
Alex Isabirye’s men will take encouragement from the fact that they have lost just once in eight, and sitting in second on 17 points after recording five wins and two draws. A win in this fixture will see them close the gap at the top to one point.
For Bright Stars, there was a change in management at Kavumba as the club hooked up Asaph Mwebaze as the head coach, replacing Paul Kiwanuka.
Too many draws were a feature of his first five games in charge of the team before they lost two on the bounce but their ship look to be steadying as they have won their last two matches, against Onduparaka and Express – a feat that leaves them sat 9th on the log.
Tuesday’s clash is set to be the 19th league meeting between the sides, but 20th altogether.
The manager confirmed Denis Mwemezi will miss the game due to injury but the house remains almost full with everyone ready to face the task at hand.
Alex Isabirye anticipates a challenging show from the hosts but sees his side marching away with all the three points at fulltime.
“They are in a good form. They won away to Express in their previous game, but we also want to win the game,” he said.
“This season we want to see that we don’t finish in the fourth place, so we shall try our best to get the three points.”
Aggrey Madoi’s thoughts about the game didn’t fall far away from the coach’s with the left back expecting BUL to come out winners
“Good results have been elusive against Bright Stars but we look more prepared this season. Preparations have been good – we expect to play well and win the game,” he said.
Head to Head
P19 W4 D6 L9
19 matches across all competitions have been played since 2013 between the two teams, BUL has four wins to Bright Stars’ nine while six have been draws.
Last four meetings
May 15, 2021
BUL FC 0-1 Bright Stars
December 17, 2021
BUL FC 0-0 Bright Stars
March 11, 2022
Bright Stars 3-0 BUL FC
March 22, 2022
Bright Stars 2(3)-2(4) BUL FC (Uganda Cup)
BUL have this term won one game, drawn two and lost one in four away matches.
Seven goals have been scored in the run and just three conceded, keeping one cleansheet.
But since thrashing Blacks Power 5-0 in their opening game, Isabirye’s men are yet to win again away from home, drawing one all against URA and Gaddafi before they lost 1-0 to Express on their last trip.
Two of the four victories over their hosts occurred at Kavumba recreation grounds, the venue for tomorrow’s clash.
However, BUL’s last league victory against Bright Stars was almost two years ago on March 10, 2021. Deogracious Ojok and Robert Mukongotya scored as the Eastern Giants came out 2-0 winners.
This fixture has produced 19 games since 2013 and 34 goals have been scored in the course, with the Eastern Giants netting 15 times.
The ties involving the sides have produced at least a goal except on three occasions – the barren draws of April 2014, March 2016 and December 2021
Bright Stars have won two matches, drawn five and lost two this campaign.
Their five points collected from Kavumba Recreation Center this campaign has been a result of their one win, two draws and one defeat from their four home clashes.
And their last two games have seen a return of four goals as they conceded one.
This clash will not be televised but our fans at home will be able to follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the game, followed by a match report and highlights.
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