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.
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
“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.
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
- 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
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