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BUL hope to bounce back against Police

By Bruno Mugooda

Added 9th March 2017 01:33 PM

The game will be played at Kavumba Recreational ground.

BUL hope to bounce back against Police

The game will be played at Kavumba Recreational ground.

PIC: In their last game, BUL were held at home by Jinja SSS. Here, skipper Hakim Magombe (blue) vies for the ball with an opponent in that game which ended 0-0. (Credit: Bruno Mugooda)


Police FC v BUL FC at Kavumba

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After being held at home by Kirinya Jinja SSS in Tuesday's Jinja derby, BUL FC new captain Hakim Magombe has urged his teammates to put up a spirited performance when they face Police FC on Friday.

The game will be played at Kavumba Recreational ground.

BUL, courting relegation in 15th place on 17 points, have never beaten 10th-placed Police in a league tie.

And despite a string of poor results, skipper Magombe feels the current crisis at the club can inspire the team to fight for a first ever victory against Coach Abdullah Mubiru's mid-table side.

''Police FC were struggling with us in the first round but you have to give credit to their new coach Abdallah Mubiru who has really given them a push to improve into tenth place.

"But because of the fact that the pressure is on us the players to improve, we have to head into this game like wounded lions and forget about the past results against them," said Magombe.

"We have to be more clinical and somehow remain solid at the back if we are to end this hoodoo they have over us."

BUL are winless in their last four league games.

It was a goalless affair when the two sides met in the first round at Kakindu.

This time round, BUL stand-in coach Peter Onen is putting his trust in the trio: Villa Orum Chan, Robert Achema and Yudah Mugalu to combine well for goals.

''I just need them to start nodding in goals up front because they understand each other. We need to create as many chances as possible."

Orum Chan has scored four league goals so far ever since his arrival at the club during the half season.

BUL are at the heart of the relegation battle with fellow Jinja clubs Kirinya Jjinja SSS (14th) and JMC Hippos (16th).

Their immediate neighbours, Sadolin Paints (13th), Lweza (12th) and The Saints (11th), who are just out of the relegation zone, are far from safe.

They have all played 20 games so far.

Reigning champions KCCA FC, who are in South Africa for their CAF Champions League first leg tie against Mamelodi Sundowns, lead the log on 41 points, with two games in hand.

SC Villa are in second while Onduparaka FC are in third.



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