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MATCH PREVIEW: BUL FC TARGET FIRST ROUND CONCLUSION WITH VICTORY

by: Media

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Players during training in Mbarara this evening

MATCH: Mbarara City Vs BUL FC

LEAGUE: Uganda Premier League

DATE: Wednesday March 17, 2021

VENUE: Kakyeka Stadium @4PM

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

BUL FC will be looking to make it three wins on the spin on Wednesday when they go up against Mbarara City in a Uganda Premier League match at Kakyeka Stadium.

The team has enjoyed recent successes over Bright Stars and Kitara FC in their immediate last two games and this will be the inspirational factor in downing their Wednesday hosts to whom they have come second in their last three visits to Kakyeka 

This will be the eighth meeting between the two sides, with the Eastern Giants winning twice, drawing on two occasions and losing three of them.

BUL head into Wednesday’s tie with a lot of confidence, however, after not only winning their immediate last game, but, also because it comes on the back of hard-fought two consecutive away victories over Onduparaka and Bright Stars. 

They are positioned 9th while the Ankole Lions are found in 12th place on the UPL table with 19 and 13 points respectively

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Team News

Robert Mukonghotya will be in contention for a starting slot after missing the Kitara game while on suspension. Joseph Ssemujju is still sidelined as is Hamis Tibita.

Kenneth Ssemakula is also not available for selection because license troubles.

The team will still have to do without the services of Abdul Malik Vitalis Tabu (toe injury), Peter Onzima (groin injury) and long term absentee Ambrose Kirya with knee pain.

Head coach Arthur Kyesimira speaking to players after training

WHAT HE SAID?

“Last season we lost to Mbarara City here 1-0, a game that we played very well but we lost a lot of chances. We prepared well this season, this time round we have had a good run on our away games but it counts for nothing tomorrow. All I know is the boys have desire and motivation to do better not only on away or home games but they want to win every game.” Arthur Kyesimira Head coach

KEY STATS

  • BUL FC have won three and lost four in seven away games (P7 W3 D0 L4)
  • They have scored seven and conceded a similar number of goals in that run
  • They have won their last two away games without conceding
  • They have won all their away games they have scored in except one against UPDF FC (UPDF 2-1 BUL)
  • They have lost their last three visits to Mbarara City, conceding four goals and finding the net once.
  • They have failed to score in their last two visits to the Ankole Lions.
  • Mbarara City have won two, drawn three and lost two in their last seven home games (P7 W2 D3 L2)
  • They have managed to find the net six times and conceded five goals in that run
  • They have kept only one clean sheet at home

OUR LAST THREE VISITS TO MBARARA CITY

February 26, 2020

Mbarara City 1-0 BUL FC

November 13, 2018

Mbarara City 1-0 BUL FC

April 18, 2018

Mbarara City 2-1 BUL FC

OUR LAST THREE AWAY GAMES

March 10, 2021

Bright Stars 0-2 BUL FC

March 2, 2021

Onduparaka FC 0-1 BUL FC

February 23, 2021

Vipers SC 1-0 BUL FC

MBARARA CITY’S LAST THREE HOME GAMES

February 27, 2021

Mbarara City 3-1 Kyetume

March 6, 2021

Mbarara City 1-0 Vipers SC

March 13, 2021

Mbarara City 0-1 Bright Stars

OVERALL FORM

Mbarara City.                           BUL FC

14.                   Games.             14

3.                      Won.                   6

4.                      Drawn.               1

7.                      Lost.                   7

11.                   Goals.                18

19.                   Against.             20

3.                     Clean Sheet.      2

21 PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION

Abdul Kimera (28), Ramadan Dudu (12), Fredrick Kigozi (07), Walter Ochora (05), Godfrey Akol (06), Charles Sempa (27), Ibrahim Mugulusi (8), Robert Mukongotya (21),

Richard Wandyaka (13), Simon Oketch Peter (29), Deogracious Ojok (19), Sanon Mulabi (GK) (23), Jimmy Kulaaba (17), Fredson Gwoto (04), Musa Esenu  (20), Martin Aprem (09), Douglas Bithum (25), Elvis Kibaale, Paul Mbazira, Anwar Ntege (26)

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1 Comment

  • Barente Ronald

    Good luck Team

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