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

Monday, April 20
*Vipers vs Wakiso Giants, St. Mary’s Stadium @4pm
*BUL FC vs UPDF FC, Kyabazinga Stadium @4pm
*Kyetume FC vs Busoga United, FUFA Technical @4pm – Live On Sanyuka TV
*Bright Stars FC vs Express FC, Kavumba Recreation Grounds @4pm
*Police FC vs Kitara FC, Omondi Stadium @4pm
*Onduparaka FC vs MYDA FC, Green Light Stadium @4pm

Team News

•Ambrose Kirya is unavailable for BUL as he is still nursing a knee injury.
•Aggrey Madoi will also miss out as well along with Joseph Semujju who has a knock.
•UPDF will be without a number of players including Sam Kintu who got a red card against Kyetume FC and Right Back James Begesa will sit this one out after accumulating three yellow cards.
•Bernard Muwanga who made his home league debut against Kyetume was substituted in the first half after picking an injury is unavailable.
•Simon Mbazira, Robert Eseru and Thembo Ibrahim are also ruled out for the Army side too, with injuries.

Probable Lineups

BUL FC – Sanon Mulabi (GK), Godfrey Akol, Deogracious Ojok, Ramathan Dudu, Fredson Gwoto, Robert Mukongotya, Walter Ochora, Simon Oketch, Kenneth Semakula, Vitalis Tabu, Peter Onzima

UPDF FC – Waswa Yusuf (GK), Isa Mubiru, Vuni Bright Joseph, Ssekitoreko Denis, Ibrahim Wammanah, Zzinda Hussein, Dickens Okwir, Ezekiel Katende, Brian Kalumba, Brian Kayanja, Alex Kitata.

Preview – BUL Seek To Bounce Back With A Home Victory

BUL FC come into this match on a four-match league winless run since March 17 in a 3-2 win against bottom side Kitara FC.

Having lost 2-1 at Bombo Barracks Military stadium in the first round courtesy of Substitute Dickens Okwir late brace after Joseph Semujju had earlier scored a 41st minutes penalty to give BUL a slim halftime lead, the Eastern Giants will look to take their revenge on the Army side.

UPDF on the other side comes into this game having lost two consecutive matches on the road in all competitions against Arua Hill SC in the Uganda Cup and Police FC in the league.

Match stats

This will be the eighth league meeting between the two sides.

In their last seven meetings BUL have won 3 times while UPDF have 4 wins.

BUL sits 10th on the log with 21 points having Won 6, Drawn 3 and Lost 9 in 18 matches with -6 goal difference after scored 21 and conceded 28 goals.

However when at home BUL have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 3 league games.

BUL has failed to score in only 3 home games this season, against Express, URA and Wakiso Giants. However, they are yet to keep a clean sheet at the Kyabazinga Stadium.

UPDF on the other hand are 7th on the standings with 28 points with 9 wins, 1 draw and 8 loses, a goal difference of zero after scoring and conceding 28 so far.

When on the road, UPDF have won 3 times, 5 loses and no draw.

The Army side have kept two clean sheets away from home against MYDA and SC Villa.


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