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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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