The Uganda Premier League season is off to an electrifying start, with teams from the Busoga region making headlines for contrasting reasons. While BUL FC is basking in the glory of their recent victories, Busoga United FC and Gaddafi FC find themselves facing early-season challenges.
BUL FC, under the guidance of Head Coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere, celebrated a hard-fought victory against KCCA FC on Friday, clinching a 1-0 win at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru. Coach Kikomeko commended his players for their resilience and determination, acknowledging the difficulty of the match against a formidable opponent.
The oil manufacturers are off to a promising start in the 2023/24 season, with two wins in as many games, including a 1-0 triumph over Bright Stars in their opening fixture. BUL FC’s strength has notably been in defense, having kept clean sheets in both matches. Despite scoring fewer goals, their focus on securing victories remains a priority.
As BUL FC prepares to face Arua Hill SC on October 1st, they remain committed to maintaining their winning momentum despite the challenges that lie ahead.
Busoga United FC, on the other hand, is facing a challenging start to their debut season in the Uganda Premier League. The diehards suffered a significant setback with a 5-0 loss to an impressive NEC FC at MTN-Omondi Stadium. Captain Marvin Nyanzi led the team with a brace, while new signings Rashid Okocha, Brian Kayanja, and Allan Mugalu added to the scoreline.
This defeat follows a previous 1-0 victory over Arua Hill. While Busoga United FC has shown glimpses of potential, they are grappling with the steep learning curve of top-tier football.
Gaddafi FC, also hailing from the Busoga region, is navigating a tough start to the Uganda Premier League. Despite their resilience, they are yet to secure a point in the current season.
In their second match, against URA FC, Gaddafi FC faced a 2-0 defeat, with goals from URA’s Moses Aliro and Najib Fesali. While they may not have secured a victory, Gaddafi FC displayed moments of brilliance, with goalkeeper Andrew Ssekandi making crucial saves.
Currently positioned third bottom at the league table, Gaddafi FC is focused on improving their performance as they prepare to face Kitara FC in their next league game. They remain determined to showcase their capabilities and elevate their standing in the league.
The early challenges faced by Busoga’s football teams, BUL FC, Busoga United FC, and Gaddafi FC, serve as a reminder of the competitiveness and unpredictability of the Uganda Premier League.