(L-R)Team manager Alex Isabirye and his assistant Richard Bakabulindi

Match: Onduparaka FC Vs BUL FC

Venue: AbaBet Greenlight Stadium – Arua

Date: October 30, 2021

Kickoff time: 3:00pm

BUL FC return to league action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Onduparaka FC. They are looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s disappointing home defeat to Express.

On our last time visit to them, the Eastern Giants needed an Anwar Ntege’s first half strike to bank all the three points at Green Light stadium back in February, and Isabirye’s men made it three wins on the trot over the Caterpillars with a resounding 3-1 home victory three months later

However, Saturday’s test is an Onduparaka side who have started the season in a promising fashion. The Caterpillars have amassed five points from their opening three games, and sit just four points off KCCA who occupy summit of the table

Players celebrating with teammate Ibra Mugulusi after scoring

This will be the 11th league meeting between the two sides but the Eastern Giants, who currently have three points to their name, have prevailed four times as well as drawing a similar number of games in their last ten clashes with Onduparaka.

Team News

The team is free from any injuries spare Joseph Semujju who resumed training yesterday after missing the first two matches with illness.

Also the match comes so soon for trio Hamis Tibita, Ambrose Kirya and Simon Peter Oketch who are fighting to gain match fitness

Meanwhile defender Walter Ochora will be out of action serving a suspension after receiving matching orders from matchday official in our previous game

Coach’s comments

Team Manager Alex Isabirye

“We are playing Onduparaka tomorrow after losing a game against Express at home. I think we need to get the three points. Players know it very well and everyone including coaches.” Remarked Manager Alex Isabirye

“I know the game won’t be easy but am sure we shall get the points. Though we missed so many chances last time, I promise this time round we shall utilize our chances very well.”

“We don’t have new injury apart from Joseph Semujju who missed training for a couple of days but the rest of the players are available for selection.”

Player’s remarks

Midfielder Pascal Ngobi

“Coaches have done a lot to rectify the mistakes we made in the previous match and we promise our fans in Arua and back home that we shall put up a fight and a good show. We also call upon them to come in huge numbers to support us here I know we shall win” ~ Says Midfileder Pascal Ngobi

Last time we met

May 22, 2021

BUL FC 3-1 Onduparaka FC

The Eastern Giants trotted to a convincing 3-1 win at the Kyabazinga stadium in May.

Deogracious Ojok gave us the lead on the quarter hour mark, Joseph Semujju doubled the goal advantage with a well taken penalty on the stroke of half time and then Simon Peter Oketch sealed the win after the interval.

Kabon Living pulled one back for the Catarpillars in the 83rd minute but it was too late for them to mount a comeback.

Last four meetings

May 22, 2021

BUL FC 3-1 Onduparaka FC

March 02, 2021

Onduparaka FC 0-1 BUL FC

March 04, 2021

BUL FC 4-0 Onduparaka FC

November 05, 2019

Onduparaka FC 0-0 BUL FC

Match Officials

Referee –  Omara Pual

Assistant Referee 1 – Agil tonny

Assistant Referee 2 – Aweko Kevin

Fourth Official – Opio Deogratious

Referee Assessor – Kabwimukya George

Players in Arua:

Said Keni (18), Richard Ayiko (15), Fredson Gwoto (04), Douglas Muganga (12), Umaru Mukobe (19), George Kasonko (45). Jerome Kirya (17), Ibrahim Mugulusi (08), Richard Wandyaka (13), Martin Aprem (24), Musa Esenu (20), Emmanuel Kalyowa (01), Hilary Onek (33), Owen Mukisa (10), Pascal Ngobi (16), Dickson Niwamanya (09), Ivan Wani (25), Ibrahim Nsimbe (26), Aggrey Madoi (03), Ibrahim Kazindula (07)

How can I follow the game?

The match will not be anywhere on television. BUL FC fans can follow all the action on our:

Facebook page – BUL Football Club-Jinja

Twitter – @bulfc1

Instagram – bulfc1

And on the different WhatsApp forums

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