We are still focussed despite the loss to Maroons

Bright Stars FC captain Nelson Senkatuka (yellow) trying to hit the target during the match against Maroons FC in Luzira

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Maroons FC 1-0 Bright Star FC

Maroons Stadium Luzira

Bright Stars FC lost to Maroons by 1-0 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier league away in Luzira on Wednesday.
However, despite the loss, assistant coach Paul Kiwanuka asserted that this team is still focused to aquire more wins in the coming fixtures including the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal game against Nebbi Central this weekend.

‘We are still on course. It was a penalty that separated both teams. We had the best game with more chances at goal. We did not deserve to lose but it wasn’t our day. All our plans are now turned to fight for more wins in the next fixtures including the Uganda Cup’ said Kiwanuka

Bright Stars FC player Sebaduka Juma (yelow) having control of the midfielder during the game against Maroons FC in Luzira
Bright Stars FC player Sebaduka Juma (yellow-21) in control of the ball during the game against Maroons FC in Luzira

As it has happened in most of the league matches, Bright Stars FC got the best of the chances in the entire game but missed out. on hitting the target.

Nelson Senkatuka was close to hit the net in the 26th minute after the ball from Brian Enzama inside the area caught him unmarked inside the 6 yard box but his header unexpectedly flew over the bar.

In the same scenario, Enzama had earlier connected Sebaduka but unfortunately his header went wide. It happened before Senkatuka tapped Dan Birikwalira’s low cross from the left back before Maroons goalkeeper Akol saved the ball for a corner.
Bright Stars FC shot stopper Benson Wagima also made an outstanding save in the 35th minute when he was caught off the line by Pius Obuya. He managed to parry the ball over the bar for a corner.

In the second half, Bright Stars created more opprotunities from the flanks, Andrew Kaggwa and Birikwalira provided more crosses from the right and left into Maroons goal area but still the efforts failed to make impact since the final touch from the strikers could not hit the target.

Nelson Senkatuka (M) denied to score by Maroons goalkeeper Akol in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in Luzira on Wednesday
Nelson Senkatuka (M) denied to score by Maroons goalkeeper Akol in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in Luzira on Wednesday

In the 55th minute Augustine Kacancu paved way for attacking midfielder Henry Kiwanuka before strikers Alfred Onek and Brian Kayanja came on for Sula Sebbunza and Birikwalira respectively.

The changes made added some attacking force upront but the fight went down to Maroons defender Martin Mpuga and goalkeeper Akol who denied Bright Stars forwards to have any goal celebration.

Bright Stars FC remained in the 9th position with 29 points from 23 games played in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

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Bright Stars XI
Benson Wagima (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Derrick Ngobi, Samuel Ssekito, Katongole Farouk, Sula Sebbunza, Enzama Brian, Juma Sebaduka, Nelson Senkatuka, Augustine Kacancu, & Dan Bilikwalira.
Subs:
Simon Tamale (GK), Kokas Opejo, Alfred Onek, Brian Kayanja, Fred Segujja, Kakooza Rajab
Henry Kiwanuka