Three points off Ndejje is a huge boost for our hardwork in the league

Bright Stars FC  players Sebaduka Juma and Kiwanuka Henry celebrating the second goal against Ndejje University FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Ndejje University FC 0-3 Bright Stars FC

Visions Arena Ndejje

Getting the second victory away in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League only after 7 games has set the pace for the more attack minded Bright Stars FC with the best tally of goals scored in the league so far.The Stars collected 3 points and 3 goals from Ndejje University FC at the Visions Arena on Tuesday evening settling in the second place with 14 points on the table only one point behind league leaders KCCA FC.

Bright Stars FC midfielder Sebaduka Juma taking on Ndejje University defender during the StarTimes Uganda Premier League clash at the Visions Arena in Ndejje.
Bright Stars FC midfielder Sebaduka Juma (R) taking on Ndejje University FC defender during the StarTimes Uganda Premier League clash at the Visions Arena in Ndejje.

During the game, the first chance fell to Bright Stars FC in the 17th minute when Nelson Senkatuka’s free kick from 20 yards nearly hit the target.

Evergreen goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge continued to protect himself from conceding making a save from Ndejje’s Noel Nasasira in the 23rd minute.

However defender Dan Birikwalira broke the deadlock in the 29th minute with his weaker foot (right) and gave Bright Stars FC the lead.

Shortly afterwards, there were more threats from Bright Stars FC strikers Brian Kayanja and skipper Senkatuka who harrassed Ndejje’s defence. Nevertheless midfielder Juma Sebaduka’s header was on target in the 35th minute to double the lead for Bright Stars FC.

At the beginning of second half, Kayanja nearly made it three with a shot from a tight angle on the  right side but sailed inches away from the target.

As the half wore on, goalkeeper Muwonge saved Anwar Ntege’s close range effort in the 49th minute. He confidently showed his experience and kept his goal safe.

Bright Stars FC skipper Dan Birikwalira celebrating his goal against Ndejje University in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Bright Stars FC defender Dan Birikwalira  (R) celebrating his goal against Ndejje University in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League

In the 51st minute inform Augustine Kacancu took a shot at the edge of goal area  forcing Ndejje University goalie Derrick Emukule to pull off a save.

Pressure seemed relenting on the home team when Bright Stars tactician Fred Kajoba brought on Kakooza Rajab for Kiwanuka Henry in the 55th minute and a more attacking minded midfielder Kokas Opejo coming in for defender Andrew Kaggwa in the 60th minute.

After only 12 minutes on the pitch Opejo took his opportunity inside the goal area with a tap in that made it 0-3 for Bright Stars FC.

Bright Stars FC players celebrating after the ball hit the net during the match against Ndejje University FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at Visions Arena in Ndejje
Bright Stars FC players celebrating after the ball crossed the line during the match against Ndejje University FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at Visions Arena in Ndejje

Immediately after the goal Juma Sebaduka gave way for Ndejje UnivUniversity FC former player Alfred Onek in the 74th minute.

With 12 minutes left on the clock, Senkatuka nearly made it four when he took on three defenders before he was brought down inside the area. However the referee waved play on.

‘I’m not convinced with the score of only three goals. We had to score more than eight goals. We always play as a team and our target is to score as much as we can. We recruited new players who are here to help ease to add to goals scored by oir wonderful skipper Senkatuka.  Any player can score just like Dan Birikwalira has proved. We shall continue improving and we wont stop scoring’ Said Bright Stars FC Head Coach Kajoba

Bright Stars XI
Bright Stars FC XI against Ndejje University FC. Bright Stars is sponsored by Yoshino Motors and Tateru

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

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Tamale Simon (GK),  Kissekka Mahad, Opejo Kokas, Jungu Methodius, Onek Alfred, Kakooza Rajab, Kizza Martin

MAIN PHOTO: Bright Stars FC  players Sebaduka Juma and Kiwanuka Henry celebrating the second goal against Ndejje University FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League  at the Visions Arena in Ndejje