AUPL: Battle for Survival Override Pride as Jinja Derby Takes Centre Stage

Bul lost 2-1 to Vipers in previous league match

Jinja fans find themselves in an atypical situation on Tuesday. BUL FC will be taking on Kirinya Jinja SSS in what would have been a battle for top spots or bragging rights but in this scenario the derby has degenerated into a survival fight.

BUL FC and Kirinya are tied on sixteen points but the school boys are a place above in 14th due to a superior goal advantage. Another Jinja team, cost JMC Hippos have docked at the bottom since the league began.

The day’s hosts, more about BUL FC have endured a tough open to the second round with protests from the fans that have forced coach Frank ‘Video’ Anyau to be sidelined. He was not in charge of the team as they lost 2-1 to Vipers SC despite leading at halftime.

Kirinya started off well with a win over Sadolin Paints but a lapse in concentration at the death of the game, cost them to a point in Arua against Onduparaka.

They recovered back last week to pick maximum points against Saints in an electrifying atmosphere inside a fully packed Kakindu stadium.

The two drew blanks in the reverse fixture hosted in Bugembe. By then, coach Alex Isabirye was in charge of Kirinya.

A lot has changed from both sides since then. Isabirye left the duties for Abbey Kikomeko and the club recruited about six players. BUL also made an massive change, signing and dropping eleven players.


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