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MATCH PREVIEW: BUL FC VISIT TOORO UNITED IN BUHINGA

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BUL Football Club’s 3pm kick off with hosts Tooro will take place at Buhinga stadium. After a disappointing few results against Gaddafi and KCCA, the Eastern Giants returned to winning ways on Tuesday, subduing Busoga United at Kyabazinga stadium to secure all the three points.

The result seem to have set Isabirye’s men in motion again and they will be looking to extend their winning run since they are with in touching distance with early pace setters KCCA FC. In contrast, Tooro shows no sign of ending their own poor run of form soon as they were beaten 3-2 on their last outing by Arua Hill SC in Arua, their seventh defeat on the trot.

Eleven positions and 13 points separate the two teams as BUL sit in a promising third position on 17 points from their nine matches while Tooro United comfortably lay in the 15th place. This will be their 14th face off in the league since 2013.

Team News

Alex Isabirye will be without the Kiryas, Ambrose and Jerome because of injuries. Hamis Tibita will also sit out of this game as will captain George Kasonko who is away with Uganda Cranes in Tanzania . The rest of the players are available for selection.

What they said

Team Manager Alex Isabirye:

“I believe we shall get the three points and fans will enjoy the game though I expect it to be tough for us because we are away.” Tooro United has been losing games but I know how coaches react especially after losing several games. They always try their level best to overcome such a poor run.” But I believe the players I have are ready to get the three points.”

“We travelled with only 19 players and they are all fine and ready to play.” Captain – Kasonko George who travelled with the national team to Tanzania misses out but we have a replacement for him.” I have a good squad, and as I have always said that I want us to compete, these players I have here are ready to do the job.”

Midfielder Richard Wandyaka:

“We expect a good game and victory because everyone is fit, fired up and in good shape. We promise our fans that we are going to win like we did in our last game.”

Last time out

Tuesday December 7

BUL FC 5-0 Busoga United

After two disappointing games, the Eastern Giants returned to their winning touch with a resounding 5-0 victory over Busoga United. A hat trick from Ibrahim Nsimbe and two more great goals from Musa Esenu and Richard Wandyaka completed the rout at Kyabazinga stadium.

Nsimbe scored his first goal on the 24th minute and doubled our lead five minutes later before Esenu scored our third on the stroke of halftime. The forward then completed his hattrick ten minutes into the second half with a simple tap in. Wandyaka could not miss the scoring party, the forward popped up on the hour mark with a nice goal to make it 5-0.

However, the last thirty minutes of the game faced a goal drought despite both sides creating scoring opportunities but that didn’t bar BUL FC from cruising to a memorable victory in that Jinja derby.

Head to Head

P13 W5 D1 L7

Since 2013, this fixture has produced 13 meetings between the two sides, resulting into five wins for BUL, seven victories for Tooro United and one draw.

Previous Meeting

October 11, 2019

Tooro United 1-2 BUL FC

BUL Football Club came from behind to beat Tooro United in October 2019.

Yafesi Mubiru gave Tooro a halftime lead but second half strikes from Musa Esenu and Robert Mukongotya ensured victory for the Eastern Giants at St Paul Seminary play ground.

The home side grabbed the lead courtesy of a goal from Mubiru that came seven minutes from the break, however, Esenu restored parity for the Eastern Giants a few moments after the hour mark. Mukongotya then scored what proved to be the match-winner with seven minutes left on the clock.Tooro United got a chance to draw the game level six minutes later but Mubiru put his kick from the spot to waste to grant BUL all the three points.

Last four encounters

October 11, 2019

Tooro United 1-2 BUL FC

March 26, 2019

Tooro United 1-0 BUL FC

October 02, 2018

BUL FC 0-1 Tooro United

March 30, 2018

Tooro United 3-1 BUL FC

Match facts

  • BUL FC has won five games, and drawn and lost two a piece in nine matches.
  • Isabirye’s men have scored in all but one game, a 1-0 defeat to Express in October.
  • They have put forward 16 goals and conceded only nine, and kept three clean sheets this term.
  • The Eastern Giants have lost twice in nine matches with one loss coming on the road
  • This fixture has produced 33 goals from the 13 meetings, with BUL scoring 14 of that bulk.
  • And has failed to produce a winner once, a 0-0 stalemate in 2015
  • Tooro United have lost their last seven games consecutively.
  • They have also conceded a huge 23 goals – the highest in the league.

How to follow the game

As always, the official BUL FC communication channels will provide comprehensive coverage of our clash with Tooro.

Minute-by-minute updates will be available on all our social media platforms

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