Players and officials celebrate after final whistle
  • Owen Mukisa scores solitary vital goal for BUL to storm final
  • This is BUL’s first competitive final in history 

On a Thursday evening, BUL Football Club found itself in a place it had never been before in our 14 years of existence.

With an underdog tag hanging in the necks, the Eastern Giants sent shock waves across the nation with a 1-0 beating of Uganda Premier League and CECAFA Cup champions – Express FC to secure a spot in the Stanbic Uganda Cup final for the first time.

Owen Mukisa, the 18year old jewel from the junior team netted that all precious goal twenty six minutes off the clock.

Owen Mukisa speaking to press during post match conference

“I am excited I scored the goal that took us to the final,” the teenager said.

BUL took to the field with four graduates from the junior team and had only one substitute on the bench after a huge layoff of many senior players from the previous season.

“I am happy we have marched on to the final for the first time.”

“The players played for the team and they did it in the most fashionable way,” team manager Alex Isabirye said after the important victory.

Manager Alex Isabirye

The Eastern Giants will now face Vipers SC in the final on Sunday and if BUL FC beat the Venoms, one of our major targets of winning a silverware would be complete.

In our early assaults on the Uganda Cup, we struggled to get beyond the round of 16 and when we eventually did, we got eliminated by SC Villa at the semi-final stage in 2015.

There was also a shocking exit to regional league team Mvara Boys in 2019 at the round of 32.

But ‘this season,’ it has been a different story. the Eastern Giants have registered six wins from seven matches in this competition, with the sole loss coming against Proline in the return leg of the semi-final.

Mukisa put up man of the match perfomance

BUL posted resounding victories off Blacks Power, Kigezi Home Boys, Proline and now Express to storm the historic ultimate stage of Uganda Cup.

And has now become the first indigenous team from Eastern region to reach the final of this competition in 22 years.

Starting XI: Sanon Mulabi 23, Allan Kigundu 27, Fredson Gwoto 04, Godfrey Akol 06, Aggrey Madoi 03, Ibrahim Mugulusi 08, Owen Mukisa 10, Thomas Kabaale 21, Martin Aprem 24, Musa Esenu 20, Joseph Semujju 32,

Substations: Ambrose Kirya 11

OUR JOURNEY TO FINALS

First Leg Round of 32 | April 5, 2021

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FT: Blacks Power FC 0-2 BUL FC | Simon Peter Oketch and Deogracious Ojok

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Second leg |

FT: BUL FC 3-1 Blacks Power (Agg: 5-1) | Semujju, Simon Peter Oketch and Robert  Mukongotya | Siwu

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Round of 16 – first leg | May 5,

BUL FC 2-1 Kigezi Home Boys | Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu | Denis Lubowa

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Round of 16, second leg | May 25,

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Kigezi Home Boys 1-2 BUL FC | Musa Esenu and Mukisa Owen

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Quarter finals | First Leg | May 30

Proline 0-2 BUL FC | Vitalis Tabu and Joseph Semujju

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Quarter finals – second leg | June 1,

FT: BUL FC 0-1 Proline | Ivan Ocholit

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Semi finals – KO – Sept 23,

FT:  BUL FC 1-0 Express | Mukisa Owen 26.

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Finals

Vipers SC 🆚 BUL FC ?????

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