March 29, 2024

Uganda Premier League

Kitara FC Vs BUL FC

Masindi Stadium

Kick-off: 4pm.

BUL FC will be hoping it is indeed a ‘Good Friday’ as they hit the road to face current league leaders Kitara FC on Friday.

With the league on a pause due to the international break, it nearly means two weeks since the Eastern Giants last kicked a ball.

Things conspicuously turned south for BUL before the break as the team has practically picked only one league victory in 2024 but will be looking to make corrections and hit the form that had them rule the division in the first round.

They have ultimately dropped to the second place on the table with 39 points from 21 outings. So, it is now a case of the first versus the second, and with both sides separated by four points, there is plenty for BUL to play for.

Abbey Kikomeko’s lieutenants head to the battle field in Masindi on the back of a 1-0 home defeat by SC Villa the last time out but lest we forget they won the reverse fixture against the Royals 2-1 courtesy of Alex Kitata’s double in November.

Meanwhile, Kitara recorded their 13th league win of the season the last time out, running out 3-0 victors against URA FC.

Friday’s blockbuster clash is the fourth meeting between the teams.

Team News

BUL has been boosted by the return of defenders – Nicholas Mwere and Walter Ochora from suspension and shoulder injury respectively, but Douglas Muganga and Mathew Odong Tayo are still in the treatment room.

The team lost its last two games; however, coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere said the technical team did a thorough analysis of the root cause, drew up a master plan with solutions to every challenge and has vowed to take the hosts to the abattoir.

“The boys are in good shape. We have rectified our mistakes after losing our previous two games against SC Villa and UPDF, and I think our performance in tomorrow’s game will be totally different.  Come rain or sunshine, we shall get the three points from Masindi,” he said.

Forward Ibrahim Orit said;

“We are ready and everyone is fine. We had a poor run of results in the past three games but we are now determined to overturn the results. We are going to put in our best and take all the three points back to Jinja. I urge all our fans to come in big numbers because are going to make them proud tomorrow.”

Head to Head

P3 W2 D1 L0

Only three league matches have been played between these teams, BUL has two wins and one draw.

Previous three encounters

March 13, 2021

BUL FC 3-2 Kitara FC

May 12, 2021

Kitara FC 2-2 BUL FC

November 26, 2023

BUL FC 2-1 Kitara FC

Match Facts

  • BUL is the best side on the road this term having won five games, drawn four and lost two of their 11 away matches, collecting 19 points from a possible 33.
  • The Eastern Giants have scored 14 goals, conceded ten (10) and kept four clean sheets across the matches.
  • The two losses for Abbey Kikomeko’s men on the road were against UPDF (2-0) in November and Gaddafi (2-1) in January this year.
  • But since defeating Vipers SC 3-2 in December, BUL is winless in their past four away league matches – drawn three and lost one.
  • They have also won only one league game since the turn of the year and that was in the 2-1 victory over Bright Stars in early February – they have drawn four and lost three of their eight league games in 2024.
  • On their back are two consecutive 1-0 defeats to UPDF and SC Villa, the first time the club lost two games in a row – with all defeats coming in this month.
  • They have scored two goals and conceded three in their previous four away league matches.
  • However, BUL is unbeaten against Kitara having won two games and drawn one in three meetings with the Royals.
  • This fixture has produced 12 goals, with BUL having seven (7) to their account.
  • Kitara is the most inform side at home as they have won eight games, drawn and lost one apiece in ten matches at Masindi stadium.  As a result, they have picked 25 points from a possible 30, scored 25 goals and conceded five in the process.
  • The hosts are unbeaten in their past seven games as they have won five and drawn two matches along the run.
  • They have kept four clean sheets in as many previous games, and scored five goals in them.
  • The Royals have lost four games so far – against Maroons, Vipers SC, BUL and Busoga United.

Match Officials

Okello Dick will take charge of the game from the center. Happy Badru and Mafumu Mustapha will officiate as the first and second assistant referees respectively. Outeke Daniel will be the fourth official while Nsubuga Faisal will be the referee assessor.

Match Coverage:

Although the game will be televised, our social media channels will relay minute to minute text commentary during play time. A match report and highlights will follow shortly.

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