BUL Vs Express: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday 8th April
BUL FC vs Express 2PM, FUFA Technical Centre Njeru

Wakiso Giants vs SC Villa 4PM, Kabaka Kyabaggu

Vipers vs Blacks Power 7PM, St Mary’s stadium Kitende

Team News

BUL will be without Ronald Otti, Reagan Kalyowa and Jerome Kirya due to injuries.

For Express, Defender Derrick Ngoobi is on suspension after picking red card against Onduparaka.

Midfielders Ivan Mayanja, Daniel Shabene and Defender Otim Denis will face a late fitness test.

However, they are boosted by the return of Midfielder Hussein Ssenoga after finishing his one match ban due card Accumulations.

Probable Lineups

BUL FC: Tom Ikara (GK), Richard Ayiko, Douglas Muganga, Walter Ochora, Pascal Ngobi, Ibrahim Kazindula, Hillary Onek, Martin Aprem, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Richard Wandyaka.

Express: Denis Otim (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Arthur Kiggundu, Isa Lumu, Isma Kawawulo, Hussein Ssenoga, Allan Kayiwa, Ntege Anwar, Faisal Ssekyanzi, Enock Sebaggala, Boban Zirintusa,

Preview: BUL hunt for first win of the second round

BUL FC will hope to pick their first win this year as they welcome Express in the Uganda Premier League at the FUFA Technical Centre Njeru.

The Eastern Giants have seen a drop in form in the second half of the season.

Simeone Masaba coached side have lost three of six matches they have played this year, drawing the other three.

The Jinja based side will seek vengeance after a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku courtesy of Allan Kayiwa strike.

They will target a reaction after succumbing to a 2-0 defeat to Onduparaka at the Ababet Greenlight Stadium in their last encounter.

When speaking to the club media ahead of the game, BUL FC Head Coach Simeon Masaba is wary of their winless run but he’s confident they will get rid of Express.

“Express has been stubborn against BUL but since they are coming at our home ground, we have tried to correct the mistakes and looking forward to playing a great football” Masaba told the club media.

“We have not won a game in the second half but we are trying very hard to see that we can start winning games”.

Express will be buoyed after picking their first win of the year thrashing Onduparaka 4-1 at Wankulukuku Stadium.

The Red Eagles had gone 11 games without a victory since a 3-0 away victory over Busoga United in November last year at Kakindu Stadium.

James Odoch side will bank on their good records over BUL.

They have won the last four matches and the last time they lost to BUL was a 1-0 away defeat in February 2019.

James Odoch told the club media “Tomorrow we return to League action, we’ve used the time to correct some mistakes at the front”.

“We need the results tomorrow against BUL FC as we hope to continue with winning form”.



BUL FC are third on the log with 30 points after 20 matches. (8W, 6D, 6L).

They have scored 26 goals only KCCA better their tally (30) and Conceeded 16 times.

The Eastern Giants are winless in their last five matches, three defeats and two draws.

Express are in the 11th place with 22 points in 19 matches. (5W, 7D, 7L)

They have scored only 18 goals and conceeded 20 times.

The Red Eagles have managed just one win in their last five games, drawing and losing two each.

Head to Head

BUL FC ?-? Express
Express 1-0 BUL FC

Express 2-1 BUL
BUL 0-1 Express

BUL 0-4 Express

BUL 1-0 Express
Express 0-0 BUL

Express 2-0 BUL
BUL 1-0 Express

BUL 3-0 Express
Express 0-1 BUL

BUL 2-0 Express
Express 4-0 BUL

BUL 0-0 Express
Express 1-2 BUL

BUL 0-0 Express
Express 1-2 BUL

BUL 1-1 Express
Express 0-0 BUL



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