Tuesday December 13
Uganda Premier League
FUFA Technical Center
Kick Off: 2PM
BUL play host to KCCA on Tuesday in a lunchtime kick off, looking for the win which could move the club into the second place at least, and that is if Vipers also win. Otherwise, there is a possibility of bossing the table again with victory against the Kasasiro Boys.
Last week’s fantastic away win at Arua Hill sent the club back to the top of the pack temporarily before they were displaced by Vipers the following day who also suffered similarly when KCCA won their game against Express a day later.
Isabirye’s men have had a fine first half of the season, having won all their five home games so far which has left them third on the table with 23 points, and sitting just two points behind the visitors, it adds color and pressure into the contest as defeat to either side could see them drop down the table.
Meaning BUL will be hesitant to give up on their perfect home run, the best in the division and they will be encouraged to push for a third consecutive positive result altogether since slipping away to Express.
In a similar fashion, the visitors cannot afford a defeat either as while they are first on the table, there is only one point between them and the fourth – promising a blockbuster of a game.
The clash has come at a time when the Kasasiro Boys have only suffered two defeats on the road, proving that they have no problem with taking the game to a team while being the visitors. But that good form of theirs will face a stern test at BUL.
The head coach has confirmed four players – Ronald Otti, Walter Ochora, Ibrahim Mugulusi and Denis Mwemezi will miss the game due to injuries but he is confident other players will fill the void left behind very well.
Ahead of the game, Alex Isabirye spoke out his thoughts about the clash and also reiterated the need to improve on last season’s finish.
“We need to win! we need the three points,” he said.
“Fourth is the position in which we finished last season and we need to improve on that and finish a bit higher this time.”
“We are ready for the game, and we expect to win it despite having around four players sidelined.”
“But KCCA is also on form and leading the table. they’re one of the most organised teams with top notch coaches who can make tomorrow’s game a bit hard.”
Ibrahim Kazindula revealed the
team is backing on the win against Arua Hill for a better performance tomorrow against the pace setters.
“We have a good record this season of not losing a single point at home, and the win at Arua Hill last Tuesday imparts confidence into the squad heading into this game,” Kazindula said.
Head to Head
P19 W4 D6 L9
This fixture has produced 19 meetings between the two teams, resulting into four wins for BUL, nine for KCCA and six draws.
Last four encounters
April 20, 2022
BUL FC 1-1 KCCA
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
BUL have won all their five home matches this campaign, scoring nine goals and conceding two only within that time.
The run has widened their unbeaten home record to 12 league matches, producing ten wins along the course that dates back to early February this year.
Isabirye’s men have won their past two outings – beating Wakiso Giants and Arua Hill 2-1 and 1-0 in that order.
And they have also won two of their last three home battles against KCCA – winning 2-1 and 3-0 in February of 2021 and October of 2019 respectively before drawing 1-1 in April 2022.
All KCCA’s two defeats this season were met away from home, the Kasasiro Boys lost 3-1 and 1-0 in October to Arua Hill and Maroons respectively.
But Morley Byekwaso’s side has since won three games on the road consecutively and without leaking a goal.
Altogether, their away trips have brought them nine points from a possible 15, scoring seven goals and conceding five.
Counting from their loss at Maroons, KCCA have win six times since and drawn once in seven matches.
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