Saturday April 6, 2024

Uganda Premier League

BUL FC Vs Wakiso Giants

FUFA Technical Centre

Kick-off: 4PM.

BUL FC are poised to seek solace on return to FUFA technical Centre as they host Wakiso Giants on Saturday. Just one win in nine league matches is the course the Eastern Giants will look to change in the fight to re-discover their winning rhythm.

Currently sitting in the third place, Abbey Kikomeko’s men have amassed 40 points, same as the second placed SC Villa from 22 games, trailing leaders Kitara by four points.

Their sight is now set on turning their Njeru home into a fortress again after losing two consecutive games from there against UPDF and SC Villa. They will be entering this match with confidence having picked a point away at Kitara the last time out in a goalless draw at Masindi stadium.

The Purple Sharks apparently lie in 12th position with 26 points from 22 games. They enter this game on the heels of a 1-0 victory against NEC a week ago but their run of inconsistent form this campaign cannot be forgotten, having won only seven games so far.

Reflecting on the earlier encounter this season, BUL walked home with all the three points when Martin Aprem, Alex Kitata and Jerome Kirya struck in the second half to give the Eastern Giants a 3-0 win at Kabaka Kyabagu stadium in Wakiso.

Saturday’s faceoff will be the tenth between the two sides.

Team News

The coach has confirmed he almost has a full squad to choose from with the only absentee being Douglas Muganga who is still out with an injury.

Coach’s remarks

“We are coming back home to play a team that is also performing well. Unfortunately, we lost our previous two games here but tomorrow we are bouncing back with a win. I think the boys are in high gear and we expect to win,” coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere said.

Martin Aprem said;

“We have trained and prepared very well, and excited to play tomorrow. We head into this game with all focus set on getting all the three points. We are not going to disappoint.”

Head to Head

P9 W4 D2 L3

It is four wins for BUL and three for Wakiso Giants and the sides have drawn two times in nine matches since 2019.

Last four encounters

February 12, 2022

BUL FC 2-0 Wakiso Giants

December 02, 2022

BUL FC 2-1 Wakiso Giants

May 01, 2023

Wakiso Giants 0-0 BUL FC

December 01, 2023

Wakiso Giants 0-3 BUL FC

Match Facts

  • BUL have won six games, drawn and lost two apiece in ten (10) home matches, with 20 points collected from a possible 30.
  • Along the run, Kikomeko’s side has scored 12 goals, conceded six, and kept four clean sheets at FUFA technical centre.
  • After scoring in eight consecutive home games, the Eastern Giants have failed to find the back of the net in their previous two outings in Njeru, and ultimately lost them.
  • Since the turn of the year, BUL have won one league game – drawn five and lost three in nine matches in 2024.
  • They have also failed to score in their past three games – against UPDF, SC Villa and Kitara FC.
  • Out of the four home fixtures against the Purple Sharks, BUL have won two games, drawn one and lost one. The defeat (1-0) came in March 2021 courtesy of Vianne Sekajugo’s late strike at Kyabazinga stadium.
  • The Eastern Giants are also unbeaten in their previous four meetings with Wakiso Giants; actually they won three of them; 2-0 in February and 2-1 in December of 2022, and drew 0-0 in May 2023 before they recently won 3-0 in December 2023.
  • The goalless draws of January 2020 and May 2023 stand to this day as the only games between the sides not to have a goal scored.
  • This fixture has also produced 20 goals altogether, with BUL scoring twelve times against the Purple Sharks.
  • It has also produced a winner in seven games of the nine they have played.
  • Wakiso Giants have won three games, drawn three and lost six of their twelve matches on the road, tallying 12 points from a possible 36.
  • Their goal return away from home stands at 10 goals, and 17 conceded.
  • They have however won their previous two games – against Express and NEC FC, scored four goals and conceded only two.
  • After going five away games without victory, the Purple Sharks won 3-2 against Express in their last trip.

Match Officials

Ssemeere Asaduh has been selected to take charge of this clash as the center referee. He will be assisted by Kateregga Ashiraf and Lubwama Ivan. Musisi Henry will be the fourth official while Tomusange Ali will serve as the referee assessor.

Match Coverage

It’s a TV game but the proceedings will also be shared across all our social media channels throughout.

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