BUL FC is not intimidated by the fact that it will be playing on the continent for the first time in history.
After winning the 2021/22 Stanbic Uganda Cup at the expense of Vipers SC, the Oil Manufacturers booked a slot in the qualifiers of the 2022/23 CAF Confederation Cup.
The Jinja-based side was drawn against fellow debutants Future FC from Egypt in the preliminary round and the first leg will be played at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday.
“We know how difficult the task ahead of us is,” BUL assistant coach Richard Kasule told the club media before adding.
“But we are ready to battle Future FC and I am optimistic that we shall have a good start because that is the first target being at home.”
“It is an Egyptian team and we all know how good teams from North Africa are but it is also good to gauge yourself against the best.”
“Our preparations began early because after winning the Uganda Cup we had a short break and returned to training.”
“After learning about our opponent we hardened our preparations and at the moment, we are ready to go. It is an extra motivation that we have no injuries,” he added.
As BUL won the Uganda Cup, on the other hand, Future won the EFA League Cup to earn a ticket to represent Egypt in the Confederation Cup.
Despite being involved in several friendly matches, it will be BUL’s first competitive game since they defeated Vipers 3-1 in the Uganda Cup final in June.
While on the other hand, the Egyptian Premier League where Future features climaxed at the end of August. They finished fifth with 56 points from 34 games.
The return leg between Future and BUL will be played on Saturday, September 17 in Egypt.
The victorious team on aggregate will take on either Buffles of Benin or Kallon FC from Sierra Leone in the next round of the qualifiers.