Senkatuka’s strike against URA FC brings home maximum points

Skipper Nelson Senkatuka taking on URA FC defender during the StarTimes Uganda Premier league game in Namboole

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Wednesday 10th April 2019

URA FC 0-1 Bright Stars FC

Mandela Stadium Namboole

With only five games to the end of season, skipper  Nelson Senkatuka  was on the mark with a sole effort in the first half that secured maximum points for Bright Stars FC against URA FC away in Namboole in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Wednesday evening.

Bright Star FC clinched a double over URA FC on this venue and same season. URA lost 2-1 to Bright Stars in the Uganda cup.

Bright Stars FC Captain Nelson Senkatuka (L) in action during the match against URA FC in Namboole
Bright Stars FC Captain Nelson Senkatuka (L) in action during the match against URA FC in Namboole

The captain capitalised on the blunder made by URA FC defence after failing to clear Sam Sekito’s  free kick inside the area in the 30th minute.

It was a physically powerful battle that had few scoring chances, however, Augustine Kacancu and Farouk Katongole took control of the central midfield and overpowered URA FC attacking midfielder Shafic Kagimu whose services and abilities in the third quarter were cut off completely.

Kacancu’s incredible display in the entire game handed him an award for Man of the match.

Bright Stars FC Midfielder Augustine Kacancu was named Man of the Match
Bright Stars FC Midfielder Augustine Kacancu was named Man of the Match

Second Half substitute Brian Kayanja who came in for Sekito had several shots at goal but URA FC goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian saved the home side from conceding the second goal.

Other Subs:

In the second Half, tactician Fred Kajoba decided to make a double change in the 63rd minute. He called off Alfred Onek and Moses Okot for Kokas Opejo and Dan Birikwalira respectively.

Bright Stars FC Defender Sam Sekitto (blue) challenged by URA FC player in Namboole
Bright Stars FC Defender Sam Sekitto (blue) challenged by URA FC player in Namboole

Tactician’s reaction:

Our game plan worked for us and we deserved to win. Our target is to win four consecutive games and end in a good position on the table’ said Kajoba Bright Stars FC Coach.

Bright Stars FC is in 10th position with 34 points from 26 games, will play against Police FC ion 19th April in the next fixture.

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Bright Stas FC XI

Hamza Muwonge (GK), Aggrey Kirya, Sam Sekitto, Innocent Asiimwe, Enock Walusimbi, Farouk Katongole, Rajab Kakooza, Moses Okot, Nelson Senkatuka, Alfred Onek

Subs:

Simon Tamale (GK), Derrick Ngoobi, Dan Birikwalira, Methodius Jungu, Kokas Opejo, Brian Kayanja, James Angu and Juma Katende.

MAIN PHOTO: Skipper Nelson Senkatuka (L) taking on URA FC defender during the StarTimes Uganda Premier league game in Namboole