Kacancu on target as Bright Stars draw with Police

Alfred Onek taking on Police players in Mwererwe

StarTimes Uganda Premier League:

Friday 19th April 2019

Bright Stars FC 1-1 Police FC

Champions Stadium Mwererwe

It was a great come back for the Bright Stars FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League when Augustine Kacancu got off the the mark with an equaliser against Police FC at the Champions Stadium Mwererwe on Friday.

Kacancu scored in the 70th minute with a close-range tap-in from Alfred Onek’s rebound.

The central midfielder got several scoring opportunities  during the course of the game but his efforts were denied by Police FC goalkeeper Davis Mutebi-a former player at Bright Stars FC.

Kacancu was named Man of the Match.

Augustine Kacancu was named Man of the Match in the game against Police FC
Augustine Kacancu was named Man of the Match in the game against Police FC

However team captain Nelson Senkatuka also had a chance to hit the back of the net in the first half with a well-taken free-kick from the left but still, Mutebi saved it for a corner in the 28th minute.

Head coach Fred Kajoba made an early substitution in the 30th minute pulling off Rajab Kakooza for Alfred Onek.

Onek’s appearance to the pitch increased the tempo of the game upfront and the visitors failed to control the pressure from Bright Stars attacking force that was also joined striker Brian Kayanja who came in for Aggrey Kirya in the 65th minute.

In the other tactical change, Dan Birikwalira replaced Moses Okot.

Defender Sam Sekito in action against Police FC
Defender Sam Sekito in action against Police FC

We have failed to convert our chances otherwise we would have scored more than two goals today. We dominated much of the second half and we tried everything to have the win but it never happened’ said Fred Kajoba Bright Stars FC head coach.

Bright Stars is 10th with 35 points on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League Table.

The Stars will return to action in the Semifinal of the Stanbic Uganda Cup against Express FC on Sunday 28thth April 2019 in  Mwererwe.

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Bright Stars FC XI

Hamza Muwonge (GK), Aggrey Kirya, Sam Sekitto, Enock Walusimbi, Farouk Katongole , Augustine Kacancu, Rajab Kakooza , Moses Okot, Nelson Senkatuka, Jamil Kalisa
Wagima Benson (GK), Birikwalira Dan, Kayanja Brian, Jungu Methodius, Segujja Fred, Alfred Onek, Juma Katende