BUL FC host Maroons FC at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru as both sides seek to continue with their impressive start to the new season.
BUL currently sit second on the table with nine points from three games played and could go top of the table in case of victory if joint leaders Kitara don’t win against KCCA.
Maroons are third placed with seven points from three games and seek to leapfrog their direct opponents BUL with victory at Njeru.
The Prison Warders beat KCCA 2-1 at Lugogo in their most recent fixture courtesy of Fred Amaku’s brace.
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They also won their opening fixture of the season 3-0 against Wakiso Giants and drew 1-1 with SC Villa at Luzira in their second game of the campaign.
BUL have won all their games these season, having edged KCCA 1-0 at Njeru, Soltilo Bright Stars 1-0 at Kavumba and most recently Arua Hill 2-1 in Adjumani.
BUL FC will miss Joel Madondo who was withdrawn at halftime in their encounter with Arua Hill. Defender Benon Tahomera starts his suspension after seeing red in that same game.
Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa and Lawrence Tezikya have returned from the national duty.
Maroons will miss youngster Darius Ojok who has accumulated yellow cards while goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo continues to nurse an injury he picked from the game against SC Villa.
What They Have Said
BUL FC coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko says he is aware they are facing a good side but will do what it takes to emerge victorious.
“We are playing a team that has just won against KCCA. So, they are well motivated and in high gear,”
“They won away from home and we also won our away game. This is going to be an interesting encounter now that we are both going to fight to win to see who goes top of the table.”
“When you look at the way Maroons play and our style of play, we almost have the same size of players and the character is almost the same. But we are prepared to get the points since we are at home. We shall put in whatever is needed to get the points from them.” Kikomeko said.
Maroons captain David Ndihabwe says his teammates will not rest of their laurels and will give in their best to claim a positive result.
” BUL is a tough opponent for the three four seasons, they have been among the top sides so we expect a tough challenge. We expect a very good team.”
“It is football so we all have a chance. We have prepared well so we wont have excuses. We will give our best and expect positive results.” Ndihabwe said.
Head to Head
The two sides have met 10 times, and BUL FC have won seven while Maroons have won only twice. There has been one draw between them.
Last season BUL FC beat Maroons 5-0 at Njeru and drew goalless at Luzira.