January 03, 2024
Uganda Premier League
Gaddafi FC Vs BUL FC
Gaddafi Arena
Kick-off: 4pm

BUL FC are back on the road on Wednesday, making a short trip across the city to the Gaddafi arena to take on Gaddafi FC in another Jinja derby.
The Eastern Giants will be looking to start the New Year on a flyer, and with a healthy victory following a hard fought 1-0 win over Busoga United five days ago.
Abbey Kikomeko’s side head into the match six points clear at the top, at the time of writing. A third win on the bounce will clearly keep the Eastern Giants in the driving seat comfortably. As a result of ten wins and two draws in 13 outings, BUL have gathered 32 points, six ahead of Kitara FC who play a day before them.
For Gaddafi, winners in just four games in the league all season, they desperately need the points if they are to avoid the tussle in the relegation waters.
From the 13 matches, they have collected 13 points, one better of Busoga United who occupy the last place of the red zone.
They come into this one on the back of a disappointing 5-0 loss at Maroons last time out.
The sides last met in April and the clash finished 0-0 at FUFA technical centre. This is going to be their fifth meeting.

Team News
BUL will continue to do without midfielder Pascal Ngobi who is still nursing an injury, and he remains the only absentee ahead of Wednesday’s game.
After hustling to win against Busoga United five days ago, coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere anticipates another strenuous challenge in BUL’s way but promised his men will die a little to get the job done.
“Gaddafi is a team that often disturbs us in the league but we played our first derby against Busoga United which wasn’t easy and we managed to win 1-0,” he said.
“Tomorrow we are playing our second derby which I know is also going to be very difficult. But we shall do whatever it calls to get maximum points from that team.”
“Much as they lost their previous game against Maroons 5-0, this is not going to be easy game for us because we are away from home. However, we shall fight hard to see that we get all the three points from the barracks.”
Captain George Kasonko said;
“We are playing Gaddafi and it’s a derby, and there is no weak or strong team in a derby game. But one with the biggest character wins the day.”
“But as BUL, we are determined because we know what we want. We shall give in all we can to win the game.”

Head to Head
In the four competitive meetings between BUL and Gaddafi, there has been one BUL win and three draws
Previous four meetings
November 28, 2021
BUL FC 1-1 Gaddafi
April 04, 2022
Gaddafi 0-2 BUL FC
October 25, 2022
Gaddafi FC 1-1 BUL FC
March 29, 2023
BUL FC 0-0 Gaddafi FC
Match Facts
• BUL’s seven away matches have produced five wins, one draw and one defeat – tallying 16 points from a possible 21, the best away record in the league this campaign.
• Across all the trips, the Eastern Giants have scored twelve goals and conceded seven, and kept two clean sheets – against Bright Stars and Wakiso Giants.
• In 13 matches this season, BUL have dropped points in only three games – during the 2-0 loss at UPDF in early November and the consecutive 1-1 draws against Express and NEC in early December.
• They have scored in almost every game this season except the one against UPDF in November.
• Since losing to the army side, BUL are unbeaten in their past six games. They have won four and drawn two, scored 11 goals and conceded five during the run.
• Kikomeko’s men have never lost to the soldier boys – won one and drawn three times in four matches against each other. The win came at Gaddafi Arena in April 2022.
• Of the six goals scored in this fixture, BUL have four.
• This season, Gaddafi have won two, drawn one and lost four games thus picking only seven points from a possible 21 after playing seven home matches.
• The Soldier boys have however lost just once in their last four matches in the barracks, and that was against Wakiso Giants recently.
• But as a matter of fact, they have lost eight games this season at the present.
• They have also scored just eight goals and conceded ten at home.
Match Officials
Outeke Daniel will control proceedings from the centre on Wednesday.
Outeke will be assisted by Mutonyi Jane and Magoola Ashraf on the touchlines, while Duula Joshua and Amin Bbosa Nkono will be the fourth official and referee assessor respectively.
Match Coverage
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