Saturday 13th April 2024

Uganda Cup Quarter Finals

FUFA Technical Centre


Kick-off: 3pm.

Nicholas Mwere in action

BUL FC welcome KCCA FC to the FUFA technical centre on Saturday afternoon in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter finals, with both sides entering the game following convincing wins almost a week ago.

The Eastern Giants who had not won in four outings beat Wakiso Giants 3-0 to get back to winning ways last Saturday.

The victory gave Abbey Kikomeko’s men a life line in the title chase and this cup competition provides a double front on which to fight for a silverware this season.

BUL made it to this stage with three super wins against Simba FC (3-0), Kyambura Rastas (1-0) and Express (4-1 on penalties).

KCCA FC reached the quarter finals thanks to wins over Admin/Bugisu United (2-0), Jinja North United (2-0) and URA FC (1-0) and is yet to concede a goal in the competition.

Both sides exited the cup at this level last season but this time one will have a chance to play in the semi finals.

BUL have already enjoyed success over KCCA this season, beating them 1-0 at FUFA technical centre in September last year before they mustered a goalless draw in February at Lugogo.

But the visitors have recorded five wins in a row from their last five matches, keeping three clean sheets.

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The coach confirmed the club has a clean bill of health and has no single suspension to contend with.

His remarks;

We played KCCA twice in the league, we won them 1-0 here and then played out a 0-0 draw at Lugogo. But we are now playing them in the Uganda Cup which is a totally different competition,” Abbey Kikomeko said.

All I know is they’re going to come full force, wanting to qualify for the next level.”

But we also want to qualify for the semi finals. We lost at the quarter finals last season. This time we want to perform better and if possible, we March up to the finals or even win the trophy.”

Our target for this edition is nothing short of the trophy. Whatever competition we play in and it has a trophy, it ultimately becomes our target.

Captain George Kasonko said;

There are no second chances at this level of the competition. We should handle each game at a time and this moment we are focusing on the game with KCCA.”

If we are to meet some of the goals for the club this season , we should win it.

So we are not just going to play KCCA, but we are looking at beating them.”



LEAGUE: Uganda Premier League

DATE: February 12, 2021

VENUE: Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe at 4pm

Forthcoming Friendly Match

Saturday January 30

  • Gadaffi FC Vs BUL FC – Kyabazinga Stadium – 4pm

*Note: Fans registration for seasonal tickets is ongoing at the club offices

Head coach Arthur Kyesimira has confirmed that Fredson Gwoto is BUL FC’s new captain.

The 26year-old has been at the club since he joined from Admin FC in 2019, the coach said he will now lead the team out with immediate effect.

“Gwoto will be wearing the captain’s armband with effect from today. We thank the outgoing leadership of captain Dennis Okot Oola and Jimmy Kulaba for taking the club to where it is now but we felt the group needed a fresh breath in life.” Assistant coach Dan Mubiru stated after the evening training session.

Equally, Gwoto was quick to appreciate the trust coaches have put in him.

I know this hasn’t come by mistake but rather working hard and doing what coaches expect out of me. Being disciplined, respectful and God-fearing are the other aspects of my strength.”  Gwoto revealed.

Fredson will be deputised by Walter Ochora, Jimmy Kulaba and Tibita Hamisi as 2nd, 3rd and 4th team captains respectively.

This is not the first team Gwoto is captaining, but he is also the current skipper of Bukeddi Province team and he was Admin FC’s team captain before joining BUL FC.

BUL FC is in preparation for the recommencement of the Uganda Premier League