Tuesday January 18.
Christ King grounds
Kick off: 3PM
BUL football club begin their Uganda cup campaign this season on Tuesday afternoon when they take on Bundimasoli United FC (a fourth division team that has never played league football) at Christ King grounds – Nyahuka in Bundibugyo at 3PM in the round of 64.
This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides and the Eastern Giants will be hoping for progression through to the next round.
Alex Isabirye’s men lost two games only in this competition last season and they have made a solid start to the 2021/22 Uganda premier league campaign as they sit fourth with 26 points after the first round.
But the same can not be said of the Buyo boys, the club registered for the
yet to kick off 2021/22 fourth division league of Bundibugyo district with out going through the fifth division.
However, they have played a series of friendlies and tournaments including the district challenge cup where they won the trophy after beating Bundibugyo United 3-1 in the finals.
Bundimasoli – coached by Bwambale Mugume, also successfully cruised through the qualification phase of Uganda cup in Kitara region, dispatching Friends of soccer, Rwenzori Lions, Bumate and Foto on their way to the final, losing 2-0 to Busekere but qualified to the round of 64 as mere finalists.
Lower divisions teams sometimes create a hostile atmosphere whenever a team from a higher league arrives in their territories but assistant coach Daniel Kabbale said the Eastern Giants have been set and equipped to ultimately come out as winners on Tuesday in a brief with bulfc.co.ug.
“We want to prove that it was not a mistake reaching the final last season. We play Bundimasoli United, a team we know little about but it is a time to prove to them we are a super league club. We just send a message to the fans that we are in Bundibugyo for a win.”
BUL FC have laid a camp in Bundibugyo and the players said they are ready to seize the moment.
“As players, we are ready, focused and determined. The coaches have done their role to make sure we do what we are meant to do in tomorrow’s game, and we also promise that we are going to win the game,” midfielder Pascal Ngobi said.
The Eastern Giants have never actually won Uganda cup, but they made the semi finals in 2015, and last term, the club reached the finals of the competition before losing to Vipers SC at Fufa technical center