BUL head coach Abbey Kikomeko wary of rivals Busoga in Jinja derby

BUL head coach Abbey Kikomeko wary of rivals Busoga in Jinja derby|BUL FC IMAGE

BUL head coach Abbey Kikomeko wary of rivals Busoga in Jinja derby

Allan Damba 09:21 - 28.12.2023

Meanwhile, former BUL coach Peter Onen is in charge of Busoga, while Kikomeko is an icon of the latter, setting the game for pulsating action.

BUL FC will hope to keep their Uganda Premier League momentum going as they play host to neighbours Busoga United at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru, in the Jinja derby on Thursday.

BUL, who have lost just one game in twelve matches this season, lead proceedings with 29 points, five ahead of champions Vipers SC in second place.

Action between BUL and Express|BUL FC IMAGE

They're buoyed by their recent impressive display in the most recent game against Vipers as they smiled home to a 3-2 victory.

However, Busoga poses a different challenge, as they are their immediate neighbours, but BUL head coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko is fully circumspect in his approach.

BUL toppled Vipers to end their two-year home unbeaten record last week|BUL IMAGE

“Busoga United knows us very well. Most of the players at BUL were in Busoga, and I was also at Busoga. But at the moment, we are in different clubs, and we are all looking for points. They want the points, but we also need them,” Kikomeko was quoted as saying by BUL media.

“It is, therefore, going to be a hard game, but we shall also fight hard to maintain our position at the top, and with the performance we are having at the moment, I know we shall win it.”

Busoga lie 14th on the table, having garnered 12 points so far this season, which sees them just one point from safety.

“We shall not take any game for granted now that we are on top of the table. We shall fight hard to get all the three points," Kikomeko added.

BUL takes on Busoga United in Njeru|BUL IMAGE

Meanwhile, former BUL coach Peter Onen is in charge of Busoga, while Kikomeko is an icon of the latter, setting the game for pulsating action.

Kikomeko coached them right from the regional league to the Uganda premier league, winning the FUFA Big League championship in the process.

The last clash between the sides ended 1-1 in April at Kakindu Stadium.

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