BUL FC vs KCCA FC – MATCH PREVIEW | Startimes UPL

Startimes Uganda Premier League,

Tuesday 8th October 2019

BUL FC vs KCCA FC| 4 pm (EAT) | FUFA Technical Center, Njeru

13 times Uganda Premier League Champions KCCA FC visit BUL FC at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru in the fifth game this season for the reigning league Champions.

The Kasasiro boys have played four games in the Startimes Uganda Premier League this season and have won two games, drawn one and lost one. The club has kept two clean sheets in games against Wakiso Giants at home and Busoga United away.

John Revita beats his marker in a recent league game at Njeru

The current league holders KCCA FC has scored three goals and conceded twice in the four games played so far this season.

The 13 times Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can get back to winning ways after failing to record a win in the last four games played in all competitions.

KCCA’s hosts BUL FC have won four of their opening six games in the Startimes Uganda Premier League this season. The Jinja based side has scored seven times, conceded four times and kept four clean sheets in six games

The last league fixture at Njeru between both teams ended 2-1 in favor of KCCA FC on 29th December 2018.

Team News

Coach Mike Mutebi’s charges will be boosted by the return of teenage striker Sadat Anaku who missed the previous game. The striker who is the FUFA Juniors Record record top scorer in the past three seasons with 83 goals is yet to score a league goal for KCCA FC in top-flight football.

Muzamiru Mutyaba, Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are ruled out due to injury.

Simon Serunkuma shields the ball from his marker in a league game at Startimes Stadium Lugogo

Statistics

  1. In the last 16 games played between KCCA FC and BUL FC, KCCA FC has won nine times, BUL FC has won twice while both teams have shared spoils on five occasions
  2. KCCA has scored 24 times in the last 16 games against BUL FC while BUL FC has scored 11 times in the last 16 games against KCCA FC
  3. KCCA FC has collected 32 points in the last 16 games played against BUL FC while the opponents have bagged 11 points in the last 16 games.
  4. In the eight games played away in Jinja, KCCA FC have won four, drawn thrice and lost once. They have also scored 11 times and conceded six times and bagged 15 points in the last 16 games against BUL FC away.
Keziron Kizito attempts a pass against Tooro United FC in Fort portal

Pre-match reactions

Mike Hillary Mutebi;

We are going to Njeru with an intention to win the game. We however respect our opponents BUL FC. They have worked hard to be where they are on the table. Games against them have always been hard but we shall try our best to negotiate the tie. I think the team is playing well but all that is lacking is putting the ball in the back of the net. We shall continue to work on that with the players.

Mike Hillary Mutebi on the Startimes Uganda Premier League game against BUL FC away in Njeru
Mike Mutebi stresses a point in the press conference ahead of the Startimes Uganda Premier game against Brightstars FC

Mike Mutyaba;

We are dissapointed with the results we have been getting lately. We want to get back to winning ways. We have corrected our mistakes from the past games and we know we have to put away our chances to get results. The coaches and players have been working on how to improve our scoring and i have hope that soon we shall be better.

Mike Mutyaba on the Startimes Uganda Premier League game against BUL FC away in Njeru

Mike Mutyaba takes on his opponent in a recent league game at Lugogo