Friday 2, November 2022.
*BUL FC Vs Wakiso Giants FC, Njeru
*Onduparaka FC Vs KCCA FC, Bombo Military Barracks Grounds
*Express Vs Arua Hill SC, Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku.
*URA FC Vs Blacks Power FC, Nakisunga Ssaza Ground- Mukono
- BUL welcome back Ronald Otti from yellow cards suspension
- However, they will again miss Denis Mwemezi who is still nursing an injury.
- For Wakiso Giants, Marvin Nyanzi may be included in travelling squad after making his debut against Express
- Hassan Ssenyonjo and Grant Matsiko are a yellow card away from suspension.
BUL – Emmanuel Kalyowa, Walter Ochora, Ronald Otti, Pascal Ngobi, Douglas Muganga, Ibrahim Kazindula , Ibrahim Mugulusi , Martin Aprem, Hillary, Karim Ndugwa, Richard Wandyaka.
Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya , Grant Matsiko, Alex Komaketch, Apollo Kagoogwe, Joshua Lubwama, Lawrence Bukenya, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Owen Kasule, Titus Ssematimba, Moses Aliro, Frank Ssebufu.
*Preview: BUL Seek To Stop Leaders Wakiso Giants
BUL will be targeting to bounce back when they host table leaders Wakiso Giants at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
The Eastern giants lost 2-0 against Bright Stars in their last game and they slipped to fourth with 17 points from nine games.
In their quest to push for a UPL title having led the log for some good match-days, BUL will hope to keep their chances alive.
They sit four points adrift of Wakiso Giants who have played a game more, and a win will improve their chances and keep pressure on the leaders.
“After losing the previous game, now we need to do what we have got to do to get the three points,” BUL coach Alex Isabirye started.
“Wakiso Giants are playing so well but we are ready to win because we don’t play bad either, we were just unlucky against Bright Stars.
“Coming back from such a defeat is hard but we are going to stick to the same style with some few changes.”
BUL will fancy their chances against Wakiso especially playing at home where they haven’t lost a game this season – Winning four and drawing once in five.
Last season, in a game played at Kyabazinga Stadium, BUL won 2-0 through Richard Wandyaka and Simon Oketch.
The Visitors on the other hand, will be looking forward to extending their stay at the top where they have been since November 18, thanks to that 2-0 win against Gaddafi.
The Purple Sharks lead the standings with 21 points collected from 10 games, and there is no doubt that their top of the log status is on merit following a series of impressive results.
They have gone nine matches unbeaten since a 3-2 defeat against KCCA in their season opener at Lugogo.
They visit BUL at the back of a resilient 3-2 win against Express FC in their last game and head coach John Luyinda Ayala knows better how to negotiate past another physical side.
“Each game has its game plan and strategy and we know how they play. They are a physical and aggressive side and we know to handle that because we also have physical players.
“But the most important thing is how we behave in all phases of the game when we have the ball and when not as well as in transition.
“We have no pressure being on top because one of our targets is performing well and the players are well set. All the players are available and the onus is on us to choose who we feel will represent us well on the day,”
This is going to be a crucial encounter and a big test for Purple Sharks who might have started to believe in themselves that they can put up a good fight in the race to the title this season.
This is going to be their seventh league meeting, Wakiso has won three, BUL two and one draw in the previous six.
BUL 2-0 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 4-3 BUL
BUL 0-1 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 2-1 BUL FC
Bul FC 0-0 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 0-1 Bul FC