July 5, 2022

Stanbic Uganda Cup: Isabirye optimistic about BUL’s first-ever trophy

By Brian Aheebwa
BUL FC players celebrate one of their goals against Busoga United | Photo by BUL

In its 15 years of existence, BUL FC, a team that was founded in 2007 has never won any trophy.

They came close in 2021 but lost the Uganda Cup final disastrously 8-1 to Vipers SC at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.

However, in the blink of an eye, they are provided with yet another chance, and according to head coach Alex Isabirye, his side will embrace it and he is optimistic they will grab the trophy.

“Vipers wants to make history by winning its first-ever domestic double but we also want to make history by becoming the first group to guide BUL to its first-ever trophy.”

“About last year’s opportunity, all I can say is that we were not ready because we had parted ways with almost the entire team, and used more of the junior team players against such an opponent.”

“However, throughout last season we have improved tremendously although there is still a huge gap between us and Vipers.”

“I believe we have learnt how to compete and we shall try to put up a resistance and win,” he added.

Winning the Uganda Cup will provide Isabirye’s team a chance to appear on the continent for the first time and the tactician is looking forward to such a huge milestone.

“We know how huge an opportunity to play in the CAF Confederation Cup is and it is on our minds and we shall be playing and hoping for it.”

“Depending on the position we find ourselves in at the moment, the Confederation Cup has been listed somewhere in the plans of the club for next season,” Isabirye noted.

Isabirye has all his players available for the Sunday encounter at Masindi Municipal Stadium.

He will rely on striker Karim Ndugwa for goals, the striker is the tournament’s leading goal scorer with seven goals, only one ahead of Vipers’ Yunus Sentamu.

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