Friday 15th March 2024

Uganda premier league

FUFA Technical Centre

BUL FC Vs SC Villa

Kick-off: 4pm

BUL FC return to action to host Uganda premier league record champions SC Villa at FUFA technical centre on Friday in a 4pm kick off.

The match is the second for BUL in a space of just three days; it was scheduled to be played on Wednesday 28th February but it was postponed on the request of the visitors.

Nevertheless, the Eastern Giants will be looking to get back to winning ways at FUFA technical centre, after Tuesday’s narrow defeat to relegation threatened UPDF FC which stretched their winless run to three in the league.

Despite the apparent short comings, BUL is still second in the table with 39 points, one behind pace setters Kitara after 20 matches.

BUL won the reverse fixture 2-1 way back in October last year and this beams all the hope and encouragement needed by the team to fashion a double over the Jogoos come Friday.

But they are up against a side that is unbeaten on the road, and pushing for the title, and will be looking to show how much they have improved since the sides met last in October.

With two games in hand, SC Villa sits 5th in the rankings with 33 points got from 18 outings.

Friday’s meeting is set to be the 31st clash between the two teams.

Team News

Benon Tahomera was red carded against UPDF, so he will miss this one due to suspension. The game has also come too soon for Douglas Muganga who is still under rehabilitation because of an injury. The rest of the players are available and only waiting for the kick off whistle to unleash their power.

Coach’s remarks

“We didn’t play well against UPDF and we lost. I expect my players to give 100% in tomorrow’s game and I am very sure that we shall fight hard to see that we get the three points off SC Villa,” coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere said on Thursday.

“It is going to be a tense game but since we lost the last time out, we are not going to allow losing a second game at home.”

“We shall fight to see that we get the three points tomorrow.”

Midfielder Ibrahim Kazindula said;

“We lost our last game here but the good thing is we have corrected our mistakes. The mood in the camp is good and we are hoping to win tomorrow as we used to do. We are not going to disappoint this time.”

Head to Head

P30 W11 D9 L10

From the 30 matches across all competitions, this fixture has produced eleven (11) wins for BUL, ten for SC Villa and nine draws.

Last four meetings

March 11, 2023 (UG Cup Replay)

BUL FC 1-0 SC Villa

March 21, 2023

SC Villa 1-0 BUL FC

August 14, 2023            

FT: BUL FC 1(6) – 1(5) SC Villa (Super 8 semifinal)

October 24, 2023

FT: SC Villa 1-2 BUL FC

Match facts

  • BUL FC have won six games, drawn two and lost one in their nine home league matches this season, scored twelve (12) goals and conceded five in the process with 20 points collected from a possible 27.
  • During the run, the Eastern Giants have failed to score in only one game at home (against UPDF) and managed four clean sheets, against – Bright Stars, KCCA FC, Maroons and URA FC.
  • The 2-1 victory over Bright Stars in February remains the only league win for BUL in their past seven Uganda premier league outings.
  • Altogether this campaign, BUL have lost just three games in the league – twice against UPDF (2-0, 1-0), and Gaddafi FC (2-1).
  • Abbey Kikomeko’s men lost the first home game on Tuesday against UPDF but have never lost two consecutive matches this season.
  • They are also unbeaten in the previous five home league games against SC Villa, as they have won three and drawn two in the process.
  • BUL’s last home defeat by SC Villa occurred in mid-November 2017 when the Jogoos won 1-0 courtesy of Martin Kizza’s goal.
  • Out of the past 12 league meetings between the sides, BUL have won seven, drawn four times and lost once – the 1-0 defeat at Akibua stadium last season in Lira.
  • 51 goals have been scored in this fixture since 2011 and the Eastern Giants have a share of 25.
  • Since losing 2-1 to KCCA at Wankulukuku in December, SC Villa are unbeaten in their previous six matches, they have won four and drawn two, and kept four clean sheets across the matches.
  • The Jogoos have failed to score in only two away matches this term, against Mbarara City and URA FC.
  • They remain one of the only few teams yet to be defeated away from home but they have drawn six times and managed only two wins in their eight games on the road.
  • As a result, they have gathered only 12 points from a possible 24, scored seven goals and conceded five on the road.

Match Coverage

The game will be live on television but you can also follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the game, followed by a match report and match highlights.

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