Wednesday 24th April 2024
Uganda Premier League
MTN Omondi Stadium
Kick-off: 7pm
BUL FC are back on the road this Wednesday, travelling to Kampala to face NEC FC at Lugogo in a 7pm kick-off.
The match is one of BUL’s final three away matches of the season and the Eastern Giants will be looking to extend the fantastic run of four games unbeaten, after Saturday’s nice show at Express.
The 2-0 victory over the Red Eagles the last time out meant that Abbey Kikomeko’s men reclaimed the top spot with 46 points, one better of Vipers SC in second place, and now they know a win on Wednesday would see them widen the gap and move them closure to the UPL dream.
NEC comes into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat at URA and they sit in the fifth position with 40 points, so they will be pushing the Eastern Giants all the way for the three points.
The reverse fixture ended 1-1 at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru, this clash will be the second between the sides.
Team News
Douglas Muganga is still sidelined with an injury but the rest of the squad is available for selection.
In his pre match interview, coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere said the focus is on fortifying the top spot with a big point difference. However, he acknowledged the challenge NEC poses but he is set not take any prisoners going forward.
“It was not easy playing NEC during the first leg in Njeru. They really disturbed us, but now that we are on top of the table, we are not going to spare any team,” he said.
“And as we enter into the match against them tomorrow, we are going to do whatever is needed to get all the maximum points.”
“They are however a very good team with experienced players and equally in the title race.”
“But this is a very crucial game to us. We need to win and create a big gap, not of one, two, three or four points but a gap of about six to seven points.”
Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa said;
“The team is ready and the boys are in high spirit. NEC gave us a tough challenge in the first round but we are ready for them.”
“This game is very vital and everyone knows there is no room for errors, but we want to take each game at a time and collect maximum points.”

Head to Head
P1 D1 L0
The sides have met once before and the game ended in a 1-1 draw
Previous encounter
December 10, 2023
Match Facts

  • BUL is the best side on the road in the division having won five away games, drawn five and lost two – garnering 20 points from a possible 36. The Eastern Giants have also scored 14 goals and conceded 10 in their 12 away games.
  • But they have not won in their previous five away league matches – drawn four and lost one.
  • In those four outings, they have kept three clean sheets, scored and conceded one goal apiece.
  • NEC have won seven games at home, drawn two and lost three – picking 23 points from a possible 36. They have thus scored 19 goals and conceded 14 in 12 league outings at Lugogo.
  • The hosts have lost only one game in their past six UPL clashes at home, with the defeat coming at KCCA FC at the end of February.
  • Their twelve games have also produced six clean sheets.
  • They have failed to score in only three games at home – against Gaddafi FC, KCCA FC and Bright Stars.
  • Their tie against Bright Stars in December last year is the only game that has so far failed to produce a goal at Lugogo.

Match Coverage:
Although the game will not 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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