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URA FC search for first win as table leaders BUL FC visit

David GOMBE

URA FC will be seeking for their first victory when they host table leaders BUL FC on Friday at Nakisunga playground.

The tax collectors played out to a goalless stalemate against Onduparaka FC before suffering a 1-0 defeat to Express FC in their previous game. They are 13th on the UPL log with just a single point.

BUL have been in blistering form winning both of their first two games. They beat Blacks Power 5-0 in their opener and a 3-1 home win over UPDF in their last league fixture.

With their two wins, the Eastern Giants are currently top of the Uganda Premier league table with six points.

What the coaches say

Sam Timbe (URA)

“We have corrected the mistakes that we have been making in the previous games and the boys have responded well. We shall go into the game aiming for victory. We have been working on our scoring and hopefully the confidence in striking line improves. When you play as a team anyone can score.” Said Timbe

Alex Isabirye (BUL FC)

“Everyone knows what it means to get three points when away to URA.”

“And It is good we won our first two games and we want to go into this match with all that confidence.“

“I know they have struggled a bit after going two games without a goal but we all know they are a good side with a third place finish last season, and they have good coaches who I believe are doing everything to win tomorrow but we are ready for them.” Stated Isabirye

Team News

The tax collectors have no injury concerns ahead the contest and have a fully fit squad.

BUL on the other hand will be without defender Richard Ayiko due to injury.

This will be the 23rd meeting between the two sides in the league since November 2011, URA have 10 wins, BUL 3 victories and 9 games in the previous 22 have ended in stalemates.

Last four meetings

December 15, 2020

BUL FC 0-2 URA FC

April 16, 2021

URA FC 3-1 BUL FC

November 20, 2021

URA 2-2 BUL FC

April 04, 2022

BUL FC 2-0 URA

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