Wednesday April 12, 2023
Uganda Cup Quarter Finals
Police FC Vs BUL FC
Kavumba Recreation Grounds
The Eastern Giants are set to meet Angelo Lonyesi’s Police FC at Kavumba recreation grounds in the quarter finals on Wednesday, with both sides eying to book a spot in the semi finals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.
BUL come into the game on the back of 2-1 defeat at Express in the league, making it seven matches without a win since the turn of the second round.
But they can take pride in their flawless form in the cup – winning all their three games in the competition this campaign, a run that includes a 1-0 win over Sparks SC in the round of 64, another 1-0 victory came against SC Villa and there was also a similar score against Onduparaka in the round of 16 at Green Light stadium.
Hillary Onek, Ibrahim Nsimbe and Martin Aprem are the players that have scored along the run respectively.
A win will see BUL reach the final four of the cup for the third consecutive time.
They face the cops who have equally not lost a game in this knockout competition, and are hoping to reach their first cup semi-final since playing the final in 2003.
To reach this stage, Police beat Apuutun FC 1-0 at the round of 64 before replicating the score against Pajule Lions on the next level. They then defeated Ndejje University 2-0 in the round of 16 to qualify for the quarters.
Lonyesi’s men are however fighting on two fronts this season although their bid for promotion to the topflight league is cloudy for now as they sit fourth in the second tier.
They were 5-2 winners in their previous game against Luwero United, having failed to win in their last three league outings.
In the press briefing on Tuesday, coach Simeon Masaba said the team is improving by each day through hard work and is confident goals will be easy to find tomorrow.
“The boys are very ready, we have tried to correct the mistakes,” he said.
“And in this type of competition, it’s not the kind of form you have, you only need to play the ninety minutes, win and go through to the next stage.”
“We are trying everyday and hopefully tomorrow we shall get the goals and the results as well.”
“This is the moment we need our fans most. Let them come, cheer us, pray for us, be behind us so that we get the results.”
Captain George Kasonko said;
“Police is a big team and is experienced. Their being in the big league doesn’t matter, what matters most is the game tomorrow,” he said
“It gives us no any other chance, the only option is us winning.”
“The team currently has a challenge of scoring goals, but scoring isn’t only for the strikers.”
“Everyone else can score – be it the defenders or the midfielders but the coaches have worked on that and we expect to score goals tomorrow.”
The winner between the sides will book a place in the semi finals.
FUFA TV will be broadcast the game live. However, our social media channels will as also provide a good account of the action with full text coverage during the game, followed by a match report and match highlights.
Facebook: Bul Football Club – Jinja
You Tube: BUL FC TV