Tuesday 12th March 2024

Uganda Premier League

FUFA Technical Centre


Kick-off: 4pm.

BUL FC welcomes UPDF to the FUFA Technical Centre on Tuesday evening in the Uganda premier league with Abbey Kikomeko’s men looking to craft a way back to winning ways after going two league games without victory.

With only one game taking place on the day, The Eastern Giants can leapfrog Kitara into the first place on the table with victory.

Despite the recent slump in form, BUL are by large enjoying a fine campaign and still dominating the title discussions, as they are currently occupying the second slot on the table with 39 points following Friday’s hard fought 1-1 draw with URA at Mehta stadium.

The visitors recently won 2-0 against Busoga United after 12 catastrophic outings without a win but still very much in the relegation turmoil. As a result of three wins and four draws in 20 matches this campaign, they have collected 13 points, five off the last safety place.

Bombo military grounds hosted the reverse fixture which they won 2-0 courtesy of strikes from Benard Muwanga and Sam Kintu in November.

This is going to be the 14th meeting between the two teams.

About the game, midfielder Ibrahim Kazindula said “After losing to UPDF in December, we composed ourselves and here we are, second in the table and well equipped to protect our unbeaten home record and also pocket all the three points. Players are just in the best conditions and excited to play this match. We can’t wait to return to winning ways tomorrow.”

Head to Head

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Thirteen matches have been played between these teams, producing six wins for BUL, five for UPDF and two draws since 2015.

Previous four encounters

March 01, 2022


October 8, 2022


February 21, 2023


November 9, 2023


Match Facts

  • BUL FC have won six games and drawn two in their past eight home league matches, scored twelve (12) goals and conceded four in the process with 20 points picked from a possible 24.
  • This season, the Eastern Giants have scored in each and every game at home and managed four clean sheets, against – Bright Stars, KCCA FC, Maroons and URA FC.
  • It is six home wins and five draws for BUL, translating into an 11 game unbeaten run at home – stretching back to late April last year with the last loss for the Eastern Giants at FUFA Technical Centre coming in the 2-1 defeat at Express in the morning of that very month.
  • They are also unbeaten in the past five league matches although they can present only one win from the run – the 2-1 victory over Bright Stars in February.
  • In the eight games at home, Abbey Kikomeko’s men have gone behind on one occasion only. Rashid Okocha forced NEC into the lead on the stroke of halftime in the match played in December last year but Samuel Ssekamatte equalized for BUL late in the game.
  • Only four clubs – Kitara, NEC, Mbarara City and Bright Stars have managed to bleach BUL’s defense at the FTC.
  • The Eastern Giants have won three matches and drawn two in the last six meetings with UPDF, with 14 goals scored and nine conceded during the same run.
  • In the previous six games as hosts, BUL have won five games against UPDF – with the immediate last four victories coming in succession.
  • They have also scored at least three goals in the last three home games against the army side, averaging four goals per game.
  • This fixture has produced a winner in eleven (11) of their past thirteen (13) meetings, and 40 goals have been scored across the games, with BUL FC having a lion’s share of 23.
  • The two stalemates in this fixture ended 1-1; and in both, BUL scored first. Musa Esenu’s goal in the 12th minute was cancelled out by Ivan Ahimbisibwe for UPDF in December 2021 while Frank Yiga equalized for the army side after Hillary Onek had put BUL ahead last season in February 2023.
  • This campaign, the visitors have won three games, drawn four and lost a whooping 13 to pick 13 points from 20 matches.
  • All the three wins were against teams from Jinja City and came with clean sheets – they defeated Busoga United home and away and in between the success, they beat BUL in Bombo. All were 2-0 victories.
  • UPDF is unbeaten in their last two games against BUL but both ties were held in Bombo.
  • It is now eight (8) years since their last away win (1-0) over BUL and this occurred in September 2016.
  • After going 12 games without victory, UPDF shook off their ugly shells to win 2-0 at Busoga United the last time out.
  • They have also scored in each of their last three games.

Match Coverage:

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