Alex Isabirye congratulates Owen Mukisa after scoring against Kigezi Home Boys

The Eastern Giants will face Bundibugyo fourth division side Bundimasoli United FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 64, the draw at FUFA house on Monday revealed.

The game will be played away in Bundibugyo between January 18-20.

Other than 2014/15 and last season, highlights point out that opponents from the lower echelons of Ugandan football have knocked out BUL from the contest, such an off-putting history team manager Alex Isabirye is conscious of and does not want his current combatants to fall victim.

He said they will use a cautious mindset in Bundibugyo as the Eastern Giants aim to deliver another statement of their ambitions this season.

Lower sides are hard to play against because of their unknown style of play, approach to the game, character and behavior. Therefore, we have to be very careful with Bundimasoli United.

They seem to be a strong club because there is no weak team that can win more than three games consecutively.

Teams from the lower tiers of football sometimes knockout bigger sides from Uganda cup and I give them more respect than ones in the topflight because sometimes we lack knowledge about their players. Bundimasoli may not be an easy team but we are going to prepare very well because we need to win that game

BUL FC were finalists in this competition last season and Isabirye will again choose taking each game at a time this campaign.

We had a different team with different players, and our approach to the game then was also different. I don’t want to say that we are going or not going to reach the final this time. 

But I can only promise that we are going to handle game per game because we are going to face different teams, and sometimes players get suspensions and injuries yet the fixture is congested.

Starting XI against Express last season

The Eastern Giants stroll in at this round by virtue of being a Uganda premier league club where as the Buyo boys meandered through the qualification course of this 48th edition, and emerged as one of the four teams to represent Kitara region.

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