Saturday October 08
Uganda premier league
FUFA Technical Center
Kick off: 4PM
BUL host UPDF FC in our first home league fixture at Fufa Technical Center this Saturday at 4PM.
It was a flying start for the Eastern Giants, thrashing Blacks Power 5-0 in the opener last weekend, which has left them in second spot on the table with three points, one behind early leaders – Maroons.
This is the kind of showings they want to carry into their second game of the season to set tone for the show down with URA coming six days later, and look to make it two on the bounce against the army side.
A positive result will begin to continue last season’s formidable home form which helped the Eastern Giants finish fourth last campaign.
As for UPDF, they have started the season fairly picking up a point off Express in the opening match but their winless streak stretched to three going back to last season.
All players are in good health and ready for selection.
Assistant coach Richard Kasule Bakabulindi spoke ahead of the match and said the team is in the best conditions to win the game.
“UPDF is a strong team and it has been here for long. They have good coaches and we respect them. But despite them having all that, we expect to get all the three points tomorrow.”
That is the same line captain George Kasonko moved along, saying the 5-0 victory in the first match present much encouragement to win every game.
“They are well experienced but we have also prepared well for them. We won our first game and it gave us the real picture of what we want to achieve this season, and that’s winning every match that comes across.”
Head to Head
P10 W5 D1 L4
Ten matches have occurred between the Eastern Giants and the army side, producing five wins for BUL, four for UPDF and one draw since 2015.
Previous four encounters
December 12, 2020
UPDF FC 2-1 BUL FC
April 20, 2021
BUL FC 4-3 UPDF FC
December 23, 2021
UPDF FC 1-1 BUL FC
March 01, 2022
BUL 5-1 UPDF FC
This fixture has produced a winner in nine of the ten (10) meetings, and 32 goals have been scored across those games, with BUL FC having a lion share of 19.
BUL is also unbeaten in their last three meetings with UPDF