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PREVIEW: BUL FC VISIT URA FC ON REVENGE MISSION

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BUL starting XI against Bright Stars in the recent past

MATCH: URA FC VS BUL FC

LEAGUE: UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE

DATE: FRIDAY APRIL 16, 2021

VENUE: ARENA OF VISIONS @4PM

BUL football club face a tough test this Friday when they face second placed URA FC at the Arena of Visions.

The Eastern Giants declined to return to winning ways in the league on Tuesday when they were held to a one all draw with Kyetume, but they still remain eight points clear off the dangerous zone.

URA defeated KCCA 2-0 on the same day and have won their last four home matches in the league. 

This match will be the 20th league meeting between the two sides since 2011.

Steven Mukwala’s late brace proved the difference in last December’s reverse fixture.

Victory over the tax collectors on Friday will temporarily volley the Eastern Giants to eighth position, they currently sit 10th on the UPL table with 21 points from 17 games while the hosts rank second, tied on 39 points with league leaders Vipers SC.

Team News

Vitalis Tabu (R) carrying on opponent during Kyetume game at home

Players –Richard Wandyaka, Anwar Ntege, Robert Mukongotya and Jimmy Kulaba are fit and ready to face their former club.

The team has no fresh injury concerns apart from Ambrose Kirya who is still nursing a knee injury.

Coach’s thoughts on the game

BUL FC Technical team

“We are not on a good run in the league but our nice run is starting tomorrow against URA. We lost the first leg and they are a boggy side but Arena of Visions is a pitch that favors our style of play,” Head coach – Arthur Kyesimira said after the last training.

“BUL FC is a big brand. We have some ex URA players and we hope they will give us the impetus to win tomorrow,” 

Robert Mukongotya’s remarks

“I will work so hard to see BUL FC win tomorrow’s game despite URA being my former pay master,” he said.

GOAL SCORERS

To date, The Eastern Giants have seven different net busters in all the competitions this season

Joseph Semujju – 6

Deogracious Ojok – 5

Simon Oketch – 5

Robert Mukongotya – 3

Musa Esenu – 3

Anwar Ntege – 2

Richard Wandyaka – 1

KEY STATS

  • BUL FC have won three, drawn one and lost four in eight away games (P8 W3 D1 L4) this season
  • They have picked up two points from their last two visits to the tax collectors
  • The Eastern Giants have two victories off URA FC since 2011, the identical 1-0 home wins in 2016 and 2018
  • They have earned two points from their last three league outings
  • URA FC have so far won five, drawn two and lost one home league game (P8 W5 D2 L1) this season
  • The tax collectors have won their last four home league ties

HEAD TO HEAD

P19 W2 D8 L9

LAST THREE LEAGUE VISITS TO URA

October 17, 2017

URA 4-0 BUL FC

March 22, 2019

URA 1-1 BUL FC

October 5, 2019

URA 1-1 BUL FC

LAST THREE AWAY LEAGUE GAMES

KCCA FC 3-0 BUL FC

Mbarara City 1-1 BUL FC

Bright Stars 0-2 BUL FC

URA’S LAST THREE HOME LEAGUE GAMES

URA 2-0 KCCA FC

URA 2-1 Vipers SC

URA 2-0 Kyetume FC

OVERALL FORM

URA FC.                                BUL FC

17.                  Games.               17

12.                   Won                    6

3.                     Drawn.                3

2.                     Lost.                   8

27.                  Goals.                 20

12.                  Against.             25

9.                     Clean Sheets.    2

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