*Proline Vs BUL, 3:30pm
(Omondi Stadium, Lugogo)
- Proline will be without lanky defender Savio Kabugo who lost his Father-in-law
- Yusuf Mukisa injured, Ibrahim Bonyo still absent while Norman Kugonza was sent off against Mbale Heroes
- For BUL, Ibrahim Mugulusi will need a late fitness test after he was taken off in the first half away to Kigezi Homeboyz
- Ambrose Kirya, Hamis Tibita and Aggrey Madoi are still sidelined.
Proline FC – Nicholas Ssebwato, Mato Brian, Richard Ajuna, Juma Ramathan, Ibrahim Ssendi, Joseph Mandela, Noordin Bunjo, Hakim Kiwanuka, Hamis Kizza, Mato Rogers
BUL FC – Sanon Mulabi, Fred Okot, Fred Gwoto, Kenneth Ssemakula, Musa Walangalira, Ramathan Dudu, Joseph Ssemujju, Godfrey Akol, Deogracious Ojok, Simon Oketch, Musa Esenu
Preview: Proline Target Another Fairly Tale Run
Proline, against all odds, scooped the 2018/19 Stanbic Uganda Cup, beating Bright Stars in shootouts in a closely contested final in Masaka Recreational ground in Masaka.
On their road to the final, they swept aside Kyetume at semis, Vipers at Quarters, Onduparaka at round of 16, Nyamityobora and Light SS at round of 32 and 64 in that order.
So far, they have already eliminated MYDA FC and Mbale Heroes to reach this stage, and have won both first legs at home.
They host BUL at Lugogo and will be targeting a win to take first leg advantage before the return leg on Monday.
Proline beat Tiles and Terrazo 2-0 in Big League thanks to goals from Hamis Kizza and Hakim Kiwanuka on Sunday, their last match.
They have rested more than BUL FC who played their last round of 16 game on Wednesday away to Kigezi in a game they won 4-2 on aggregate.
They won 2-1 again in Kabale with Musa Esenu and Owen Mukisa scoring to seal a comeback after Jonathan Muteesa had given the hosts hope.
In that same game, Joseph Ssemujju missed from the spot.
Speaking of Ssemujju, the winger, if he plays, will be facing his former side – Proline.
He was on target last year at Lugogo for BUL but Proline fought back with Mustafa Mujuzi on target and Rogers Mato brace in the league.
BUL are winless in their last six away league fixtures this season but have won the last two trips in the Uganda Cup (beating Blacks Power and Kigezi).
Note – Of the three Quarterfinals first leg played so far, none has been won by a home team. Vipers and Express were held by Villa and KCCA respectively while Wakiso Giants lost to Police.
Previous Meetings (in the league)
Proline 3-1 BUL
BUL 0-0 Proline
Proline 0-1 BUL
BUL 1-0 Proline
Proline 2-0 BUL
BUL 0-0 Proline.
Proline 0-1 BUL.
BUL 2-0 Proline
Proline 0-1 BUL
BUL 3-0 Proline.