Monday May 01, 2023
Uganda Premier League
Wakiso Giants Vs BUL FC
Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium
The Eastern Giants are back in action on Monday, taking on Wakiso Giants at Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium.
They will continue their pursuit for that maiden win in the second round and back to back draws against Busoga United and Bright Stars look to be the perfect springboard to go for the kill in Wakiso.
Changes in the table have been terrible for BUL, with the team slopping from second to the seventh position rapidly but the showings against Bright Stars give everyone around the club reasons to believe and hope that Simeon Masaba’s men will return to winning ways soon
They dominated proceedings, took the lead early in the game before they fell behind but they put their heads up and rescued a point. That was a bit of a resilient performance not synonymous with the previous ones.
After registering eight wins, as well as draws and seven losses, BUL have 32 points from 23 matches.
Wakiso Giants, meanwhile, come into the clash on the back of a one all draw away to Express two days ago.
Despite their three unbeaten run coming into this game, their performance has not been all that eye catching as they have won one game only in their past eleven outings.
They currently find themselves in the 8th position with 31 points, one behind the Eastern Giants after winning eight and drawing seven of their 24 matches.
Walter Ochora and Vicent Zziwa were on target for BUL, while Ambrose Arinda scored for the Purple Sharks in BUL’s 2-1 win when the sides met in the reverse fixture the last December. This will be the eighth meeting.
Almost everyone is available for selection and all the players are ready to play apart from Aggrey Madoi who is battling malaria.
About the game, coach Simeon Masaba said;
“Everything is possible from tomorrow’s game, they are playing from home but they are also struggling a little bit and I think we can regroup well and get our first win of the second round.”
“Goals have started coming but our remaining task is now to see how we can defend well and get the wins.“
“We have tried to correct the mistakes and we are going to try and see that we defend better.“
Ronald Otti said;
“We have been struggling, a bit of a losing streak but tomorrow is the only game we have to restore our self esteem.”
“We have gone through different drills, so we are going to be able to score more as possible and also defend well.”
Head to Head
P7 W2 D1 L3
It is three wins for each side, and they have drawn once in seven matches since 2019.
Last four encounters
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
December 02, 2022
BUL FC 2-1 Wakiso Giants
It is two wins and four draws for BUL out of eleven away matches this season, representing ten points from a possible 33.
Across the matches, the Eastern Giants have scored eleven goals and their defence beaten on twelve times, keeping two clean sheets only.
BUL’s two away victories were against Blacks Power (5-0) and Arua Hill (1-0) in October and December respectively.
Simeon Massa’s men have scored in their past three consecutive matches, scoring four goals although five have been conceded in the process.
They are also unbeaten in their previous two meetings with Wakiso Giants, actually the have won all of them; 2-0 in February and 2-1 in December of 2022.
This fixture has produced 17 goals altogether, with BUL scoring nine times against the Purple Sharks.
The goalless draw of January 2020 stand to this day as the only game between the sides not to have a goal scored.
Wakiso Giants have won five, drawn two and lost five in twelve home matches, collecting 17 points from a possible 36.
Their goal return at Kabaka Kyabaggu stands at 18 goals, and 16 leaked.
They are unbeaten in their past three matches but they have drawn twice and won one game.
However, that one win is their only victory in their previous 11 matches.
It’s a TV game but proceedings will be shared across all our social media channels throughout the game
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