Friday December 2
Uganda Premier League
FUFA Technical Center
BUL entertain league leaders Wakiso Giants this Friday at FUFA Technical Center.
Alex Isabirye’s men have recently gone down to fourth in the league standings, two places below the Purple Sharks, with a 17 point return from nine games so far this season.
BUL had 49 solid days on top of the log but have had a mixed bag of results across their last three league fixtures that followed a two weeks period of inactivity. They lost 1-0 to Express on return to action, winning 2-0 at Busoga United in the following match before they fell 2-0 at Bright Stars in their last outing.
This makes a return to winning ways a matter of urgency for the Eastern Giants in front of our own fans.
Wakiso Giants carry a nine games unbeaten run into this affair with their only defeat this season coming at KCCA, at the beginning of October.
The Purple Sharks have won six games since and drawn three – at Onduparaka, Vipers and Maroons which puts them at the summit of the table with 21 points.
So, they will be full of confidence heading into game but BUL is more confident because they have won all their home matches.
Denis Mwemezi remains sidelined with an injury but the team has been boosted by the return of rock solid defender Ronald Otti from suspension.
Alex Isabirye spoke about the task before them but he reiterated they have to do all they can with in their strength to return to the right path.
“After losing the previous game, now we need to do what we have got to do to get the three points,” he said.
“And we are ready to win the game although Wakiso Giants are currently playing well.”
“Defeat at Bright Stars was just bad luck because we played well, only that sometimes coming back from such a defeat is hard but we have a pool of players who can do it for us.”
“So, we shall make some changes in the team but expect the same style of play.”
The match means everything to BUL, captain George Kasonko said.
“It means a lot to us, and we so much want it more than any other fixture. It can get us to where we want to be if we win. Therefore, we don’t need anything less than three points tomorrow.”
Head to Head
P6 W2 D1 L3
BUL has two wins, Wakiso Giants has three wins and they have drawn once in six matches since 2019.
Last four encounters
March 06, 2021
BUL FC 0-1 Wakiso Giants
May 18, 2021
Wakiso Giants 2-1 BUL FC
January 04, 2022
Wakiso Giants 4-3 BUL FC
February 12, 2022
BUL FC 2-0 Wakiso Giants
BUL has the best home record in the division after winning all their four home matches to earn a maximum of 12 points at Fufa Technical Center.
The Eastern Giants have kept three clean sheets at their yard, scoring seven goals across the feat with one conceded.
But they have lost twice in their past three matches, against Express and Bright Stars.
This fixture has produced 14 goals, with the sides scoring seven times each against the other.
Wakiso Giants remain the best side away from home with their two wins, two draws and one loss from five trips there to back up the acclaim. This means they have picked eight points from a possible 15.
Their goal return away from home stands at five goals, and four leaked.
In our last three meetings, the purple sharks have won two.
As always, the best way to follow the game is to come to Fufa Technical Center. If not possible, follow our social media channels for the text commentary.
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