StarTimes Uganda Premier League
28th September 2018
Bright Stars FC Vs Maroons FC
Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
Entrance Fee: 3,000 UGX
As the StarTimes Uganda Premier League kicks off on Friday 28th September 2018, Bright Stars FC will begin the 6th league season in the top flight by entertaining Maroons FC at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe. However the players and technical team are all buzzing for the start of the league with their minds set on picking maximum points. It is never easy for the visitors at the Champions Stadium as the giants of Ugandan football Sc Villa, URA FC, Vipers SC and Express FC can all attest to the experience playing in the dreaded stadium.
The team played a couple of pre-season friendlies that multiplied on the technical preparation and readiness of players.
In the build ups, Bright Stars FC played against KCCA FC, URA, Paidha Black Angels, Wakiso Giants, Masavu FC and Kawempe Select.
Katende Juma (Kakiri TC FC), Dan Birikwalira (Vipers SC), Onek Alfred (Ndejje University FC), Aggrey Kiirya (Onduparaka FC),Kizza Martin (Tusker FC), Kakooza Rajab (Onduparaka FC), Tamale Simon (Police FC), Ngoobi Derick and Kayanja Brian (Lamancia Fc) are the new faces Bright Stars fans will enjoy watching on a daily.
Bright Stars FC players in action during the last training on Thursday evening at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe
During the last training at Mwererwe held on Thursday evening, Head coach Fred Kajoba admitted that his players are ready for the league and is hopeful of good results.
‘My players are ready for the league opening fixture. We have played enough build up matches. We signed new players and they are well motivated. This season we want to change our style of play. We plan to use many strikers and attacking midfielders to get more goals. My players are fit and we shall play for a win against Maroons’ said head coach Kajoba.
Bright Stars FC team captain Nelson ‘Nelly’ Senkatuka believes that they will fight for the win regardless of which opponent the team they face at Mwererwe.
‘We want to start our season on a high note. We do not care about the team we are playing first. We ask our fans to come in big numbers and support us. We shall fight to get the win’ said Senkatuka who recently renewed his stay at the club for another one year.
The team is highly motivated with new sponsor Yoshino Trading Limited coming on board and also handed over a Coaster for transporting the team.
Bright Stars drew 0-0 with defending champions Vipers SC in the opening fixture of 2017-2018 season at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe.
Bright Stars FC has never lost an opening day fixture in the top flight except in their debut season (2013) when they were edged by SC Victoria University (1-0) at Nakivubo Stadium.
ABOVE: Bright Stars FC first ever Starting XI in the FUFA Super League in 2013. The Stars lost 1-0 to Sc VictoriaUniversity.
Bright Stars FC Squad
Muwonge Hamza , Wagima Benson , Tamale Simon
Birikwalira Dan , Walusimbi Enoch, Kaggwa Andrew, Sekiito Sam, Kiirya Aggrey, Kizza Martin, Katongole Farouk, Ngoobi Derick, Asiimwe Innocent
Sula Sebbunza, Kissekka Mahad, Onek Alfred, Jungu Methodius, Kiwanuka Henry, Katende Juma, Okot Moses, Kakooza Rajab, Sebaduka Juma, Kacancu Augustine, Enzama Brian, Opejo Kokas.
Segujja Fred, Kayanja Brian, Nelson Senkatuka, Angu James
MAIN PHOTO: Bright Stars FC in players after the last training on Thursday evening at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe