MATCH PREVIEW: BUL FC VS BOOMA

Wednesday May 18

Uganda cup

Kick off: 3PM

The Eastern Giants return to Uganda cup semi-final action on Wednesday May 18 as they welcome Booma to the Kyabazinga stadium for the second leg with kick-off set at 3PM prompt.

BUL FC starting line up against Booma in first leg

BUL FC is on the blink of marching to yet another final after seeing out the first leg 5-1 at Masindi stadium last week. Simon Peter Oketch, Richard Wandyaka, Ibrahim Kazindula and Karim Ndugwa combined to put last year’s finalists firmly in the driving seat, while Booma, who have punched above their weight in this edition got their consolation through Leonard Mujuwa.

Alex Isabirye’s side replicated that extra ordinary performance at the weekend with a demolition job against Police, and all their focus is now on sealing this competition’s final spot.

They are appearing in the Uganda cup semi final phase for the third time, the first being in 2015, and another coming almost six years later as they breezed to their inaugural final, while another final is possibly on the cards because of their huge 5-1 lead on aggregate advantage.

Top scorer Karim Ndugwa with 6 goals

Enroute to the semi finals, the Eastern Giants knocked out Busoga United, Bright Stars and SC Villa, and on the other hand, Booma defeated Nyamityobora, Kajjansi United, Tipsa and Maroons FC to reach this stage.

Whoever prevails with a superior aggregate win on Wednesday will set up a showdown against Vipers in Masindi.

Team News

BUL have a few number of fitness concerns to deal with ahead of the second leg, with long-term absentee Saidi Keni definitely out alongside Lawrence Kasadha who suffered a knee injury against KCCA, and they are joined in the treatment room by Richard Wandyaka.

Team manager Alex Isabirye and captain George Kasonko spoke to the club media ahead of the game, and both were full in confidence to get the job done

Team manager Alex Isabirye

We shall come out strong despite our 5-1 victory in the first leg. We are building a team with character and I need to see that character in tomorrow’s game because we need to win it and go to the final comfortably.

George Kasonko

We are set to give 100% as there is no weak team in the semi finals. We shall give all we can to win this game even if we have the first leg advantage.

How to follow the game

Our official communication channels will relay live updates of this encounter.

Facebook page – BUL Football Club-Jinja

Twitter – @bulfc1

Instagram – bulfc1

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