Saturday April 8, 2023
Uganda Premier League
BUL Vs Express
FUFA Technical Centre
FUFA technical centre will be rocking on Saturday as BUL FC sets sight on returning to winning ways against Express.
This clash follows a frustrating run of six league matches without victory for the Eastern Giants, earning just three points from a possible 18 in the second round so far.
A total count of 30 points from 20 games means that the Eastern Giants are currently sitting third on the table, 10 points behind leaders – SC Villa, while it’s just one point separating us from the fourth placed Vipers SC who have four games in hand.
Putting maximum points on the board therefore seems a matter of urgency now and match day 22 provides the chance for us to change the tide and light up the season again.
In the visitors corner, Express will be looking to build on their impressive showings last time out when they smashed Onduparaka 4-1 at the end of last month.
But they have not been the best side either generally, as their five wins and seven draws from 19 matches puts them on 22 points to sit in the 11th place.
Statistics also show a return of only two points for the red eagles from their last five games on the road, meaning they rarely show up in away matches.
They however won the reverse fixture between the sides 1-0 courtesy of Allan Kayiwa’s early strike in November when they met at Wankulukuku.
Reagan Kalyowa will be absent from this game as well as Ronald Otti and Jerome Kirya because of injuries.
Looking towards the fixture, coach Simeon Masaba said;
“Express have been very stubborn against BUL but since they’re coming to our home ground, we are looking forward to playing good football against them.”
“We have not won any game in the second round and everyone knows that but we are trying very hard to see that we start winning.”
“We are trying to correct the mistakes, we are trying to prepare the strikers to get us the goals and I think we are about to start getting them.”
“I know the fans are not happy but we are equally not happy with the results, so let them come and cheer us, they are part of us and we need them.”
Anthony Mayanja said;
“Everyone is well prepared although we have had difficulties in winning matches recently. But nevertheless, this time we are very ready to encounter Express tomorrow.”
Head to Head
This fixture has provided us with 20 meetings in all competitions, producing eight BUL FC wins, seven Express FC victories and five draws.
Last four meetings
November 9, 2022
Express 1-0 BUL
May 7, 2022
Express 2-1 BUL
October 26, 2021
BUL FC 0-1 Express
September 23, 2021
BUL FC 1-0 Express FC (Uganda Cup)
BUL have won six, drawn three and lost one game from ten home matches, putting on board 21 points with 16 goals scored and five conceded in all.
It is three draws and three losses for the Eastern Giants in their past six league outings, with their last win coming against Maroons in the 5-0 triumph in mid December last year.
The Eastern Giants have not scored in their past four league matches, and they have ended up losing three of them.
It’s also close to four years since BUL last beat Express in a league action – the 1-0 win in August of 2019.
Express’ recent 4-1 victory over Onduparaka at the end of last month is their only win in their previous 12 matches.
But they have won their past four league encounters against BUL.
However in their last five away matches, James Odoch’s men have managed only two draws, losing three though.
For a better experience and enjoyment, everyone should come to FUFA technical centre in Njeru although the game is going to be live on television.
Our social media channels will as well provide a good account of the action with full text coverage during the game, followed by a match report and match highlights.
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You Tube: BUL FC TV