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MATCH PREVIEW: BUL FC KEEN ON PREYING EAGLES

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Players during training

MATCH: BUL FC Vs EXPRESS FC

LEAGUE: Uganda Premier League

DATE: Saturday February 20, 2021

VENUE: Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe at 3pm [Live on TV]

*Note: Fans registration for seasonal tickets is ongoing at the club offices

BUL FC will be looking to make it back-to-back home wins in the Uganda Premier League for the first time this season when they welcome Express FC to Kyabazinga stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Edible Oil Manufacturers won 2-1 against KCCA in their last home game but will enter this contest off the back of a 2-0 away defeat at Police on Tuesday. However, they will be boosted by their better home record against the visitors having emerged victors on four occasions from their last five ties at home.

The Jinja City soccer giants sit in 12th position with seven points and just four points off the red line. So there are much reasons to fight on.

Express FC are currently 4th on the sixteen team log, collecting 13 points from their seven matches courtesy of three wins and four draws, while they have not yet suffered a defeat this season, a feat shared by only Vipers and Wakiso Giants.

Charles Sempa passes the ball to a colleague as head coach looks on

Team News:

BUL will again be without the services of Peter Onzima, Abdul Malik Vitalis Tabu and Deogracious Ojok for Saturday’s encounter. The trio miss out with groin and toe injuries, and a knock respectively.

Influential wide man Joseph Ssemujju is doubtful while Kenneth Ssemakula will completely not be available for selection as he is on national duty with Uganda Hippos in Mauritania for AFCON finals.

Meanwhile, the team will welcome back danger man Robert Mukongotya from suspension having missed the Police FC game. Richard Wandyaka and Captain Fredson Gwoto have gained full match fitness and will vie for starting spots against Express.

Head coach Arthur Kyesimira warned his combatants against complacency and tasked them to put up a spirited fight despite having a good home record against their opponents.

“We have a very good home record against Express yes, but it will not count for anything tomorrow if we don’t put in maximum efforts. History will not count but all that will, is our strong efforts on the pitch,” Kyesimira noted.

Vice-captain Walter Ochora acknowledged the importance of tomorrow’s game and promised that the players will give their all to get the maximum points.

“We are going to get a good result and I promise we shall win tomorrow’s game.”

Vice-captain Walter Ochora during media interviews after training

 Hopeful Ochora remarked

LAST 5 HOME GAMES AGAINST EXPRESS

August 30, 2019

BUL FC 1-0 Express

February 10, 2019

BUL FC 1-0 Express

February 14, 2017

BUL FC 3-0 Express

April 5, 2016

BUL FC 2-0 Express

May 15, 2015

BUL FC 0-0 Express

HOME FORM THIS SEASON

BUL FC 2-2 SC Villa

BUL FC 0-2 URA

BUL FC 2-1 KCCA FC

OVERALL FORM OF BOTH TEAMS

BUL FC.          EXPRESS 

7.                   Games.                 7

2.                   Won.                      3

1.                   Drawn.                  4

4.                    Lost.                     0

8.                    Goals.                   8

11.                  Against.               5

0.                    Clean sheets.      2

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