Wednesday April 20
Uganda Premier League
Kick off: 4PM
Coming off the back of contrasting results in their last week’s outings, BUL Football Club and KCCA FC converge at Kyabazinga stadium on Wednesday for an important Uganda Premier League encounter.
The Eastern Giants beat Gaddafi FC 2-0 in the barracks with Hillary Onek and Jerome Kirya producing the goals, while Morley Byekwaso’s side slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Vipers SC at Lugogo.
The first meeting between these two sides saw KCCA run 3-1 winners in Kampala but things have changed since then.
Isabirye’s side is apparently third on the table with 44 points, just two behind the Lugogo side, and three points for them from this clash would be vital at this stage of the season as they would see them leapfrog their Wednesday visitors to the second place.
This will be the 19th league tie between the Eastern Giants and KCCA.
What they said:
Team News Goalkeeper Saidi Keni and Waiter Ochora will be available for selection after recovering from injury while George Kasonko and Simon Peter Oketch are still nursing a knock and knee injury respectively
Team manager – Alex Isabirye:
“We lost 3-1 to them in the first round but this will be a different game because we are improving game by game under the guidance of an excellent group of coaches.”
“Therefore, this game will not be like it was in the first round, and I am expecting a very good show.”
“They are ahead of us by two points, and they are one of the best teams in Uganda with a quite a good number of trophies but we are also building a team that will win trophies in the next seasons. That is why we are trying to compete now.”
“Generally, tomorrow’s game may entirely not be so easy but we expect to win it because we are at home.”
“The boys are ready to get the maximum points according to the preparations we have had. I have just come from injury but I am set to put up a strong fig
Last time out
April 15, 2022
Gaddafi FC 0-2 BUL FC
Hilary Onek and Jerome Kirya scored in either half to give BUL FC a deserved 2-0 win over Gaddafi FC.
Onek brashed in Ibrahim Mugulusi’s corner kick on 13th minutes, and Kirya sealed the win with a final nail with eleven minutes left on the clock.
Head to Head
P18 W4 D5 L9
This fixture has produced 18 meetings between the two teams, resulting into four wins for BUL, nine for KCCA and five draws.
December 01, 2021
KCCA FC 3-1 BUL FC – Lugogo
Musa Esenu scored a beautiful goal with a few minutes left to play but it was more of a consolation after Innocent Wafula had given KCCA FC a halftime lead before Davis Kasirye, and Charles Lwanga scored two goals in a space of three minutes in the second half to put the game beyond our reach.
Wafula picked a loose ball outside the box and sent it into the top corner of the net to give the hosts the lead on the stroke of halftime.
The Eastern Giants could have levelled the game on 68 minutes after referee Shamirah Nabadda awarded us a penalty when Wafula brought down Esenu in the goal area but Joseph Ssemujju fired it over the bar
On 77 minutes, Lwanga netted a sole effort goal after he picked the ball from far and skipped our rearguards to score a second for his side.
Joseph Bukenya had an exchange with Herbert Achai before the latter set up Kasirye to sweep home their third goal ten minutes from time.
BUL FC pulled one goal back through Esenu in the 93rd minute but a come back couldn’t be realized.
Last four encounters
December 01, 2021
KCCA FC 3-1 BUL FC
April 02, 2021
KCCA FC 3-0 BUL FC
Februry 12, 2021
BUL FC 2-1 KCCA FC
October 8, 2019
BUL FC 3-0 KCCA FC
BUL FC have won eight, drawn and lost two apiece in 12 home matches this campaign to collect 26 points from Kyabazinga stadium, the third best home record in the league.
The Eastern Giants have scored 25 goals and conceded seven only across those games
Isabirye’s men are also unbeaten in their past five outings, winning three and drawing two.
And they have won their last four home matches, scoring 11 goals and conceding one only.
The Eastern Giants have also won their last two games when home to KCCA, winning 2-1 and 3-0 in February of 2021 and October of 2019 respectively.
KCCA have won their past two meetings with BUL FC but they have won just once in their last eight away games.
Despite losing just one game on the road this season, the Kasasiro Boys have managed four wins only in 12 trips, drawing seven to gather 19 points.
Their last six games have produced one win only, four draws and one loss.
Bakasambe Rajab will be the man in the center. Agil Tonny and Ichilla Samuel are his first and second assistant respectively. Muzamir Waiswa will be the fourth official.