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BUL vs Mbarara City: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday, May 8th
Express Vs Police FC – 3:00pm (Live on Sanyuka TV
BUL FC Vs Mbarara City – 4:00pm
SC Villa Vs BrightStars – 4:00pm
Kitara Vs Busoga United – 4:00pm


Team News

•Forward Hamisi Tibita continues to be a long term absentee for BUL FC.
•Joseph Ssemujju is back after missing six games.
•The game arrives a little early for Ambrose Kirya who is nursing a knee injury.
•Jasper Aheebwa is back from injury for Mbarara City but not fully fit so he is not expected to feature.
•Forward Makueth wol is on light training and waits a late fitness test to see if he makes the match-day squad.
•Bamba Soulyamane is ruled out for the away trip with injury.

Probable Lineups

BUL FC – Ali Kimera(Gk), Dennis Okot, Simon Oketch, Richard Wandyaka, Godfrey Akol, Walter Ochora, Kenneth Ssemakula,Musa Esenu, Robert Mukongotya, VitalisTabu, Andrew Kigozi.

Mbarara City FC – Martin Elungat(GK),
John Adriko, Hillary Mukundane, Ibrahim Magandazi, Ronald Otti, Pitisi Barenge, Innocent Wafula, Jude Ssemugabi, Solomon Okwalinga, Henry Kitegenyi, Karim Ramathan.

Preview – Isabirye targets second win in a row as BUL head coach

BUL FC Interim head coach Alex Isabirye will be targeting his second win in a row at the club after a 2-1 win against Kigezi Home Boys in the Uganda cup.

BUL come into the fixture with wobbly form having won one, drawn once and lost the other of their previous fixtures across all competition.

All eyes will be on youngster Simon Oketch after his fine display against Kigezi earlier this week.

The last meeting between the two sides, at the same venue last season, saw BUL win 3-0 with Musa Esenu scoring a hat trick.

For Mbarara City, they are seeking to bounce back from defeat after their loss to table leaders URA in their previous league outing.

Both teams are level on 25 points with BUL in 10th while Mbarara are 11th on the log.

The two played out a one all draw in the reverse fixture at Kakyeeka Stadium earlier in the season.

Stats

This will be the eighth meeting between both teams across all competition with BUL FC winning twice, Mbarara City thrice and the other two games ending in draws.

Head to head

2018/19
Mbarara City 1-0 BUL FC
Bul FC 1-1 Mbarara city ( Uganda cup)
BUL FC 3-1 Mbarara city

2019/20
BUL FC 3-0 Mbarara city
Mbarara city 1-0 BUL FC

2020/21
Mbarara city 1-1 BUL FC

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