Perfect response sees Senkatuka, Kayanja and Kacancu on target against Jinja SS

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StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Bright Stars FC 4-1 K-Jinja SSS FC

Champions Stadium Mwererwe

Yoshino Motors and Tateru sponsored Bright Stars FC returned to winning ways with a perfect response-posting their biggest ever league victory since joining the top flight in 2013.

Having dropped 7 points in three matches against Sc Villa (Draw), KCCA FC (loss) and Onduparaka (draw), the Stars were in no compromise but all thoughts were on collecting maximum points on Saturday in Mwererwe.

Brian Kayanja giving a Kirinya Jinja Ss defender hard time. Kayanja playing top flight football for the first time scored his 2nd goal of the season.
Brian Kayanja giving a Kirinya Jinja SS defender Douglas Muganga hard time. Kayanja playing top flight football for the first time scored his 2nd goal of the season.

Whatever happens to Fred Kajoba’s boys while playing in Mwererwe only the gods know better. From the onset, Nelson Senkatuka and his troops were just looking forward to mantaining their wonderful record over K-Jinja SS. Prior to this match (the score card read 2 wins  for Bright Stars and draws between the two teams.

On the attack as Bright stars FC players search for more goals
On the attack as Bright stars FC players Andrew Kaggwa and Brian Kayanja search for more goals

Skipper Senkatuka netted twice to sink the visitors in the 29th and 69th minutes. His second goal came just five minutes after Fred Amaku had pulled one back as consolation for Kirinya JSSS FC from a penalty mark however it was crucial to add the third for the Stars.

Earlier on at the beginning of the first half, midfielder Agustine Kacancu opened up the score for Bright Stars FC with only 3 minutes into the game.

Skipper Nelson Senkatuka wheels away to celebrate his second goal of the day from the penalty spot.
Skipper Nelson Senkatuka wheels away to celebrate his second goal of the day from the penalty spot.

Striker Brian Kayanja who played the entire 90 minutes sealed the victory with the fourth goal following a text book move by Opejo Kokas in the second half in a match handled by FIFA Referee William Oloya.

Dan Birikwalira in control of the ball during the match. He was in total control of the left flank
Dan Birikwalira in control of the ball during the match. He was in total control of the left flank

‘We are happy to get back to winning ways. Scoring two goals today means alot to the team as ithelps us to add on to the points tally from this victory. We shall keep pushing for good results’ said Bright Stars FC Captain and striker Senkatuka.

‘My players followed our game plan. We shall continue playing attacking football and it is the only way to go. Getting 3 points is crucial but scoring four goals shows how strong we are. We have come back to our winning form and there is no looking back’ said Bright Stars FC Head Coach Fred Kajoba.

Clearing for safety
Clearing for safety

After the vital win, the Stars now shine in the fourth place on the 16-team log with 11 points from 6 games.

In the next fixture Bright Stars FC will visit Ndejje University FC at the Vision Arena in Ndejje on Tuesday 6th November 2018. The two teams last met in 2013 during the FUFA Big League. Bright Stars won 2-1 in Kawanda and held the home side 0-0 in Ndejje.

Jumping for a goal
Jumping for a goal but the smiles from the 6 people in the  picture tell a bigger story.

Bright Stars FC XI

Hamza Muwonge (GK) Kaggwa Andrew, Assimwe Innocent, Walusimbi Enock, Katongole Farouk, Kacancu Augustine, Kiwanuka Henry, Sebaduka Juma, Senkatuka Nelson, Kayanja Brian Dan, Brikwalira

SUBS

Tamale Simon (GK), Ngoobi Derrick, Kissekka Mahad, Katende Juma, Opejo Kokas, Jungu Methodius, Onek Alfred

Subs made: Juma Katende (46th min) for Agustine Kacancu, Opejo Kokas for Juma Sebaduka, Mahad Kissekkafor Kiwanuka Henry.