BUL football club is back at home this saturday as they take on Wakiso Giants in the Uganda premier league.
The Eastern Giants are in action at Kyabazinga stadium at 4PM Kick-Off – and will be looking to pick up a big three points after losing to Vipers on Wednesday.
They are eager to get back to winning ways having lost two of the last three matches.
Alex Isabirye’s side is currently 7th on the UPL log, and their 26 points tally is a result of seven wins, five draws and four losses this campaign after 16 matches.
Wakiso Giants, meanwhile, recorded an impressive 4-1 win against Gaddafi FC last time out and they arrive at Kyabazinga stadium sat in 6th with 27 points.
Overall, they have won eight, drawn three and lost five times from their 16 matches.
The Purple sharks won 4-3 the last time the two teams locked horns at Kabaka Kyabagu stadium in early January, and this Saturday’s fixture is the sixth ever competitive meeting between the two clubs.
The Eastern Giants will be without Hillary Onek and Jerome Kirya who suffered fractures in our previous match. But the rest of the players are available for selection.
What they said:
Team manager Alex Isabirye:
“We shall do our best to win because we need to get the three points in every game we play. The players are ready and I hope we shall get them tomorrow.”
Simon Peter Oketch:
“Even though we lost our opening game of the second round to Vipers, we expect to win tomorrow’s game because we are well prepared.”
Last time out
February 09, 2022
BUL FC 1-3 Vipers SC
Things did not work out as planned at the onset of the second round. The Eastern Giants lost home to Vipers 1-3 on Wednesday.
Walter Ochora opened the deadlock for BUL FC just after 21 minutes but Najib Yiga drew the game level for the Venoms three minutes later. He then scored a second for his side on 33 minutes.
Yunus Sentamu wrapped up their victory on the 89th minute with a close range header past Emmanuel Kalyowa.
Head to Head
This fixture has produced five league meetings, resulting into one win for BUL FC, three wins for Wakiso Giants and one draw.
January 04, 2022
Wakiso Giants 4-3 BUL FC
BUL FC scored three times through the Ibrahims – Kazindula and Nsimbe but the three goals were not enough for the Eastern Giants as Moses Aliro’s brace and a goal each from Tom Masiko and Ivan Bogere helped Wakiso Giants to win 4-3.
Kazindula put us in front on 17 minutes from a free kick but Aliro equalised for the Purple Sharks on the 36th minute.
The hosts then took the lead for the first time four minutes from the break via Bogere’s strike from the penalty mark after Saidi Keni fouled him in the box.
Nsimbe equalised for the Eastern Giants four minutes off the hour before Kazindula scored a penalty to put us back into the lead on the 75th minute.
But Wakiso Giants reacted swiftly and Aliro equalised again for his side before Masiko won it for them from 12 yards after Douglas Muganga handled Bogere’s cross in the forbidden area.
Last four encounters
January 29, 2020
BUL FC 0-0 Wakiso Giants
March 06, 2021
BUL FC 0-1 Wakiso Giants
May 18, 2021
Wakiso Giants 2-1 BUL FC
January 04, 2022
Wakiso Giants 4-3 BUL FC
BUL FC have won four, drawn and lost two games a piece in eight home matches.
The Eastern Giants have therefore collected 14 points from a possible 24, scored 14 goals and conceded only six across the eight outings.
They have lost twice in their previous three matches, conceded eight goals and scored five.
But BUL haven’t lost two consecutive games this campaign.
This fixture has borne 12 goals, with the Eastern Giants scoring five while Wakiso Giants have netted 7
Wakiso Giants have won our last three consecutive meetings.
Meanwhile, they have not won on their last five travels in the league as they have drawn three times and lost twice.
And they have only gathered nine points from their eight trips this season so far.
Their goal return away from home stands at only six yet they have conceded 10 goals.
But the Purple sharks have put forward eight goals and conceded five in their previous three games.
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