Kawadwa off the mark as Senkatuka nets his 3rd in Bright Stars’ maiden win of the season


Joshua Kawadwa’s displays have been promising since the start of this season. Nelson Seankutuka needed just a few minutes to jell into the team from the day he joined the Stars. It wasn’t a surprise for both players to get their names on the score sheet on Tuesday afternoon at the Champions Stadium when Bright Stars silenced Kirinya Jinja SS 2-1 in Mwererwe in the Azam Uganda Premeir League.

It was yoy and celebrations as Bright Stars registered their first  win of the season.

The win maintained Bright Stars FC’s unbeaten start to the season having played four games-drawing thrice in the process but enjoying 3rd position on the 16 team log.

With no Jinja based team that has ever beaten Bright Stars FC at home and more so in Mwererwe, Kirinya Jinja SS looked like they would break the hoodoo.

Fast paced striker Musa Esenu who was signed from Vipers netted the game’s opener on 4 minutes to silence the home fans in Mwererwe.

However with a changed system of 3-5-2 deployed specifically for this game, Paul Kiwanuka’s troops were on the attack all the time trying to cause havoc in the Jinja SS half.


Kawadwa celebrates his goal with Senkatuka and Batte (R)

With Sheif Batte, Senkatuk and Fred Segujja all starting the match it was just too much for Jinja SS to handle for the entire game.

No wonder Skipper Senkatuka netted the equalizer while substitute Kawadwa got the winner for Bright Stars FC to collect maximum points. Senkatuka now on three goal, leveled matters off a Batte well calculated cross which found the goal machine well positioned to head in past the stubborn Kirinya Jinja SS custodian Tom Ikara. Both players Senkatuka and Ikara will be on National team duty on Thursday after head coach Moses Basena summoned them for the upcoming Regional Tour of Lira and World cup qualifier agianst Ghana.

Kawadwa made his mark with the goal that collected three points for Bright Stars FC as he tapped in the ball which was perried by custodian  Ikara back into play after Senkatuka struck a hard ball from a free kick.
After the game, the in charge coach Paul Kiwanuka praised his boys for the spirited fight which resulted into the first win of the season.
“I am happy for the boys because they have put up a spirited fight which has resulted into our first season win; said Kiwanuka

With the Uganda Premier League still fumbling with statistics of Nelson Senaktuka’s goals so far this season, the new signing has now reached three goals, 12 short of his target this season.