? Jale Morgan.
BUL will host Blacks Power in their first game of the second in the Startimes Uganda Premier League on Friday at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
The Oil manufacturers will be starting life without Karim Ndunga who has been their reliable striker even when he hasn’t scored.
This is going to be BUL’s second game against the Lira side having opened the campaign at the Aki Bua stadium in October last year against the same opposition.
Alex Isabirye, the BUL head coach expects some bit of Challenge ahead of the game;
“Blacks Power under Mbalangu has been a hard nut to cruck. I expect some bit of a challenge but I and my players are prepared and will also lean on the home advantage to get the job done. he concluded
The Eastern Giants who completed the first round 2nd on the Log with 27 points in 14 games will hope to keep up their form in order to enlighten their chances to run away with the title.
On the otherside, Blacks Power who have boosted their squad ahead of the second round will hope to cause an upset to the Eastern Giants.
The Mbalangu coached side are prepared to defy the odds however much they have been victorious just twice and lost five times with four stalemates in 11 games.
Blacks Power sit 12th on the log with 11 points in 14 games.
In the last game between the two sides, BUL ran rampant on Blacks Power aside with a 5-0 win with goals from Karim Ndugwa, Richard Wandyaka and Jerome Kirya.
On the previous matchday, BUL beat Maroons 5-0 at home while Blacks Power drew 0-0 with Express away from home.
What would a win do?
A win for BUL will maintain their stay in second and also take them to 30 points, two behind leaders KCCA.
For Blacks Power it will also maintain their position in 12th because of goal difference.
BUL will be without goalkeeper Emmanuel Kalyowa who will be out because of an injury.
Probable Line ups.
Tom Ikara, Walter Ochora, Ronald Otti, Pascal Ngobi, Douglas Muganga, Ibrahim Kazindula , Emmanuel Kalyowa, Martin Aprem, Hillary Onek, Wani, Richard Wandyaka.
Kenneth Lukyamuzi, John Acire, Gabriel Matata, Tabu Vitalis, Robert Eseru, Isaac Tumusiime, Jackson Wabuleeta, Ivan Nambaffu, David Omeri, Michael Siwu, Moses Odongo
Head to Head
Blacks Power FC 0-5 BUL FC