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Uganda Cup: Bul stand in Express’ path to semis

Express eliminated Police FC in the last round (file photo)

Stanbic Uganda Cup-Quarter finals 

Express FC vs Bul FC

Betway Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku 

Monday, 11-03-2019 @4pm

WANKULUKUKU – Express FC will be hoping to take care of Bul when the two sides meet in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter finals on Monday afternoon.

The Red Eagles have not reached the semis since they lost to KCCA in 2017 but with some of the big guns already out, they will be fancying their chances to go all the way.

With only Vipers, amongst the traditional top four sides, left in the competition, George Ssemwogerere’s side are right to dream of a first triumph in the competition since 2007 but they will need to win on Monday first.

“We want to win it because it is a while since we triumphed in the Cup, said Ssemwogerere ahead of the game.

Express will have a host of players returning for the game. Eric Kambale who has been out for a while returns after recovering from injury while Lawrence Kigonya who missed the 0-0 draw at home to Mbarara in the League due to suspension also returns.

Speaking about the team news, Ssemwogerere had this to say;

“It’s good that Kambale (Eric) is back. The only worry is, he’s not yet on the level he is supposed to be playing at but he is doing well, added the former Isaac (Mutanga) adds leadership to us and he is welcome, (Brian Umony) also improving fitness wise as well as Tony (Odur). They are experienced players and make us stronger.

For Bul, they are one of several clubs featuring in the top tier minus winning ether the Cup or League.

They may be one of the outsiders for this year’s Uganda Cup but definitely a side that is capable of causing upsets.

Having eliminated Mbarara in the round of 32, they will be confident they can also take care of Express.

“We know how big a side Express is but we are not scared of them. Said Bul coach Peter Onen.

“All we are supposed to do is try and play well and hopefully win the contest.

“When you reach such a stage, people will start talking about you winning the competition but for us we are concentrating the task ahead of us and that is Express.

Match Facts:

This will be the third meeting between the two sides this season with Bul winning one and drawing the other.

However, it is the 17th meeting between them since Bul were promoted to the top tier in 2011.

In the first 16, Bul have won 7, Express 4 and the other five ending in draws.

Bul have not won any of their last two visits to Wankulukuku, drawing one and losing the other whilst not scoring a single goal.

Express have won three of their last five Uganda Cup games, losing only one.

At home, the Red Eagles have won all of their last two Cup games including the penalty shoot-out victory over Police in the last round.

For Bul, they have won 5 of their last 6 Cup games, losing the other.

Away from home, Onen’s side have won all four of their last four cup games including the penalty shoot-out win over Mbarara at the round of 32 this season.

The Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter final results and fixtures.

Saturday, 09-03-2019 – Nebbi Central FC 0-1 Bright Stars FC.
Sunday, 10-03-2019 – Kyetume FC 0 (4)-0 (1) Wakiso Giants FC.
Monday, 11-03-2019 – Express FC vs Bul FC
Tuesday, 12-03-2019 – Proline FC vs Vipers SC

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