July 5, 2022

Stanbic Uganda Cup: BUL to bank on pedigree against Booma

By Allan Damba
BUL FC players celebrate a goal during a league game | Coutresy photo

Ahead of their Stanbic Uganda Cup semifinal tie with Booma FC on Tuesday, BUL FC deputy head coach Richard Kasule has highlighted that his side will use their experience in the Cup to sail to the final.

The Jinja-based side will lock horns with the Kitara Regional League outfit in Masindi before May 18th’s return leg in Jinja.

BUL made the 2020/21 Uganda Cup final which they lost 8-1 to Vipers SC whereas Booma is in the last four for the first time in history.

With the above status quo, Kasule believes they are better placed to advance to the final than their opponents.

“Our opponents are a good side and have the home advantage but, we have more experience at this level,” he said to the media on Monday.

“We played the final last year and although we were humiliated, it served as a lesson and we are again, in the semi-finals.”

“Much as they are a good side, they are here for just the first time and so, we have more experience and better placed to go through,” Kasule added.

On the other hand, Booma’s Fred Arinaitwe has made it public knowledge that his side will not hesitate to attack despite playing a top-flight side.

“BUL is stronger than us and plays in a more advanced league but, we shall not sit back,” he revealed to the media on Monday.

“We are going to go all out for the win because you cannot score goals if you don’t attack. We are ready for them at home,” he added.

BUL dumped out nine-time winners SC Villa via a 2-1 extra-time victory. Meanwhile, Booma beat Maroons FC 2-1 to make the last four.

The victor between the two will face either Mbarara City FC or Vipers at a final slated for Masindi in June.

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