BUL football club players warming up Credit: BUL F.C Media
  • Tuesday , 7th March 2017
  •  BUL Vs Kirinya – Jinja S.S – Kakindu Stadium, 4:00pm

How times swiftly change!

By this period in the past two seasons, Bul Football Club was fighting for a top three or four slot

Heading to Tuesday’s epic clash with arch rivals, Kirinya – Jinja S.S, Bul is embroiled in a serious relegation battle, a threatening administrative hitch especially with the technical bench and the fans would only entertain nothing than maximum points through a victory.

In fact the Kakindu affair will see both clubs kick off the match with the same number of points (16), although BUL has a deficit 8 in goal difference and  the debutant Kirinya – Jinja S.S has minus four and seat just above their nemesis entity in 14th place.

Going by the last training session for Bul on Monday morning at Kakindu Stadium, assistant coach Peter Onen handled the club’s last training affairs, but, for just less than an hour.

Reason, disgruntled fans humbly requested the head coach, Frank ‘Video’ Anyau to step aside ‘at least’ for three fixtures.

Such is the state of the club, one of the most cherished side when it comes to motivation of personnel with hefty winning bonuses.

Coming to the match proper, Onen or Anyau have a relatively solid and experienced side on paper.

Tried, tested and proven goalie Brian Bwete is the natural pick.

Fred  Agandu will take the right back role with either Hakim Magoombe or Yesseri Waibi occupying the left flank.

Team skipper Derrick ‘Rasta’ Walulya will man the defensive chores with the enterprising David Bagoole and the industrious  Yunus Sibira, in central midfield as January signing, Villa Oromochan will carry the task to look for the much desired goals.

Enter Kirinya – Jinja S.S, they have quite reorganized their house in this second half of the season, a complete reciprocal of the opening stanza.

New recruits George Senkaaba, Isaac Ntege, John Ssemazi and the known Jinja ‘nomadic player’ Ivan Lubaale are sure prospects to pose lots of questions and provocations for BUL Football Club.

The usually safe gloves of Tom Ikara have an assured back cover of Allan Drajua (right back), Julius Debbo (left back) and the trusted central defensive pairing of returning  Mike Kawooya (missed The Saints game) and the robust Livingstone ‘C4’ Mulondo.

Of course, the main battle of the day will be fought, lost or won in the middle of the pack as captain George Kasonko, Godfrey Akol and Joel Madondo fight for space, ball retention and that decisive pass to the forwards.

For a reason, many an ardent fan has flock Jinja for the game, lest stay glued on the Television set at his own comfort after all the match will be relied live to the masses.

There other contest will be the technicalities and fine attention to details between Abbey ‘Capello’ Bogere Kikomeko and his counterparts at BUL.

If Kirinya -Jinja S.S media officer Paul ‘Ten Brazilian’ Kulumba tags the game as “The important of the season”, what else should the enthusiastic fan expect?

Your guess is as good as mine!!!

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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