The last international break of the year is now behind us, the focus returns to Uganda Premier League and the Eastern Giants make a trip to lower side URA FC on Saturday.
The match will be played from MTN Omondi stadium in Kampala at 3PM, and it is the Eastern Giants’ second game on the road before another successive trip to SC Villa two days later.
BUL currently sits in a respectable fourth place with nine points after four rounds and another win on Saturday will take them back to third on the log.
URA FC, who have played only two league games this season, are comfortably languishing in 13th position on the 16 team table.
This will be the 21st meeting between the two sides.
Alex Isabirye will have to do without teenagers Allan Kiggundu and Simon Peter Oketch because of injuries. The rest of the squad are available for selection.
“It is not going to be an easy game. We lost to URA FC last season but I will not over think about last season,” Isabirye said.
“Nevertheless, we expect a good game because we have prepared well; we shall put up a strong challenge because this season we are educating our players to become competitive.”
“The only difference is that we are playing a URA side that has got some experience from CAF competitions. But I believe if you want to make your team great, you have to play sides like them.”
“We have had a big rest and we all know that when a player rests for more than ten days, the body relaxes and this game will be like we are just starting the season.”
“The absence of Simon Peter Oketch poses some difficulties for us because he has been playing well against URA but we shall try to do what we can to get the three points.”
Head to Head
There have been 20 league meetings between BUL FC and URA since November 2011, resulting in two BUL FC wins, 10 URA victories and eight draws.
Last time we met
April 16, 2021
URA FC 3-1 BUL FC – Arena of Visions
Brian Majwega opened the scoring from a free kick but Walter Ochora made it 1-1 before the break.
However, Shafik Kagimu and Cromwell Rwothomio scored after the interval to hand the Tax Collectors maximum points
Last four meetings
October 05, 2019
URA FC 1-1 BUL FC
January 15, 2020
BUL FC 1-3 URA FC
December 15, 2020
BUL FC 0-2 URA FC
April 16, 2021
URA FC 3-1 BUL FC
Last time out
BUL FC 1-0 Mbarara City – Kyabazinga Stadium.
It was a game of limited goal mouth action as both teams were not threatening much in the final third.
However, new signing Ibrahim Nsimbe came off the bench to score his first goal for the Eastern Giants barely a minute after his introduction.
The Ankole Lions tried to come back into the game but BUL closed door tight to earn maximum points that took them third on the log with 9 points
BUL FC has won only twice against URA in their ten years of UPL and all the victories have been with an identical score of 1-0, with the last one coming in 2018
Isabirye’s men have kept two clean sheets this season (Against Onduparaka and Mbarara City)
The Eastern Giants have also found the net five times and conceded twice across five league games
URA has won the last three meetings with BUL, scoring eight goals across them.
Of the eight stalemates in this fixture, five have been one all draws. It’s on only two occasions that this match was barren, while the other was a two all stalemate.
The Tax collectors have currently scored five goals but without a clean sheet across two league games this season.
Turyamureeba Paul will be the man in the middle for Saturday’s game, Masembe Issa and Ngyendo Gilbert his assistants with Oloya William the fourth official.
Kubingi Margret will be the match assessor.
How can I follow the game?
The match will not be live on television. BUL FC fans can however follow all the action on our:
Facebook page – BUL Football Club-Jinja
Twitter – @bulfc1