The unprecedented times have seen us play twice away to police in the previous two seasons without hosting them because of force majeures before our home matches with the Cops in both campaigns.
Contrastingly, this time, the Eastern Giants were fixed to play host to Police early in a game due Friday at Kyabazinga stadium.
And in the run up to that fixture, which will also serve as our league opener, we have dug through our dairies for a synopsis of our immediate last four league match ups.
Saturday September 29, 2018
Police FC 1-2 BUL FC – Lugogo
We stormed Lugogo stadium to face Police in our opening game of the season 2018/19, it was also the first for our former coach Peter Onen in charge of the team.
Villa Oromchan and Douglas Owori found the net in either half as we battered Police 2-1.
Oromchan scored from close range after goalkeeper Davis Mutebi spilled a shot from Hamis Tibita into the forward’s way.
Owori doubled our lead after the break with a neat tap in from a cross following a spectacular counter attack.
Ronald Nyanzi pulled one back for the home side on the hour mark and reduced the deficit but the Eastern Giants held their nerves until fulltime.
BUL FC Starting XI
Hannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Umar Mukobe, Richard Matovu, Abdul Mayanja, Musa Malunda, Yunus Sibira, Patrick Sembuya, Richard Wandyaka, Hamis Tibita, Villa Oromchan,Douglas Owori.
Wycliffe Mori Manja, Hakim Magombe, Faizal Muledhu, Daniel Shabena, James Otim, Deogratius Ojok, Joshua Lubwama.
March 06, 2019
BUL FC 2-1 Police FC – Fufa Technical Center
We reigned supreme over the cops in the return leg and completed a double over them with a score of 2-1 in Njeru.
Captain Jimmy Kulaba and James Otim scored in the opening period but Ronald Nyanzi, again, pulled one back for Police as was the case in the first meeting.
Kulaba put us ahead a quarter an hour into the clash and James Otim scored the second goal of the team eight minutes later.
The cops managed to record a goal in the 53rd minute through Nyanzi but wasn’t enough to deny us the three points.
BUL FC Starting XI
Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Umar Mukobe, Richard Matovu, Jimmy Kulaba, Willis Otong, Patrick Sembuya, James Otim, Charles Ssebutinde, Jean Pierre Kambale Muhindo, Daniel Shabena, Douglas Owori
Paul Mujampwani, Musa Malunda, Hakim Magombe, Abdul Mayanja, Richard Wandyaka, Ezekiel Katende, Fadiri Marijani
September 04, 2019
Police FC 0-2 BUL FC – Kabaka Kyabagu Stadium
The 2019/20 campaign twinned us with Police on match day two at Kabaka Kyabagu Stadium in Wakiso.
We caught them off guard as they tried to build from the back. Deogratius Ojok intercepted a short pass and scored in an empty net as early as the 12th minute.
Walter Ochora rose highest in the 67th minute and noded home from a corner and put the game out of sight for the Cops.
Police threatened late on but veteran defender Musa Walangalira cleared off the line and Abdul Kimera worked out a brilliant dive and saved Ruben kimera’s effort.
February 16, 2021
Police FC 2-0 BUL FC – Lugogo
After several seasons of suffering at our hands, the Cops conspired and staged revenge.
Police FC began the game in high spirit and committed various tides in attack but our rearguards stood firm.
Musa Esenu missed a chance to put the Eastern Giants in the lead after the interval, and in a brink of an eye, Police midfielder Tony Mawejje copied from his script as he as well failed to convert a spot kick.
But Police swarmed us several times and finally broke the deadlock when Johnson Odong fired passed Abdul Kimera.
Brian Muluri sealed off their rare victory in the 74th minute with a fine finish.
BUL FC Starting XI: Abdul Kimera (GK), Jimmy Kulaba, Aggrey Madoi, Walter Ochora, Ramathan Dudu, Godfrey Akol, Martin Aprem, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju, Fredrick Kigozi.Next Meeting
Friday Oct 22, 2021
BUL FC Vs Police FC – Kyabazinga Stadium @3PM EAT