BUL Football Club face Express FC this Thursday afternoon in the Uganda Cup semi-final at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
The “Eastern Giants” will be aiming to make history as they seek to reach their first final of a major tournament having fallen to SC Villa in 2015 at the very stage of the same competition.
BUL made it to the last-four after a 2-1 aggregate win over Proline in the quarters.
Should they (Alex’s side) defeat the Red Eagles in this one-off tie, the victory will ensure a place in the final against Vipers SC that beat helpless Police fc 2-0
In terms of team news, most players who were instrumental in the team’s fantastic run in this competition were released at the end of last season.
However, team manager Alex Isabirye will assemble the appropriate players available and plan accordingly for the big occasion.
“About 70% of the players who played for us last season were released, not because they were not good but because some were out of contract while some had unlikeable characters,” Isabirye said after the last training.
“We are supposed to use players that have licenses for last season, therefore, we have no chance to deploy our new players. We shall now use a mix of young players from the junior team and a few seniors available, ” he revealed.
The team will be dominated by juveniles with little experience of topflight football but Isabirye is confident his lads will deliver.
“We are going to face a good team with a good set of coaches. They are the league champions, recently won CECAFA Kagame Cup, and they have been playing at the continent.”
“However, my young players are eager to play. They will put up a good show and I believe we shall win the game.”
The Eastern Giants head into this one on the back of four wins from our last five competitive fixtures in all competitions and we have lost only once in Uganda Cup, a 0-1 defeat to Proline in the second leg of the quarter finals. We extended our excellent form to preseason friendlies. BUL FC has won eight matches and lost two in twelve pre-season outings.
Meanwhile, Express have won five from seven matches in all competitions, but lost 0-1 to Al Merreikh in their immediate last game.
How can I follow the game?
The match will be broadcast live on UBC TV. BUL FC fans will also be able to follow all the action on our:
Facebook page – BUL Football Club-Jinja
Twitter – @bulfc1
Instagram – bulfc1
And on the different WhatsApp forums.
BUL FC TV on YouTube will provide post-match reaction as well as match highlights on the following day.
Players available delection
Aggrey Madoi, Godfrey Akol, Ambrose Kirya, Sanon Mulabi(G.K), Walter Ochora, Martin Aprem, Richard Wandyaka, Musa Esenu, Reagan Kalyowa, Joseph Semujju, Fredson Gwoto, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Owen Mukisa, Allan Kigundu, William Isabirye, Thomas Kabaale, John Okurut (G.K)