UPL Fixtures – Playing Tuesday
Villa vs KCCA
Bul vs URA
Ndejje vs Bright Stars
Nyamityobora vs Kirinya Jinja SS
Bright Stars Football club go into tomorrow’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League game at The Arena of Visions in Ndejje fourth on the league table after a morale boosting 4-1 humbling of Kirinya Jinja SS.
The result drew praise from coach Fred Kajoba saying this was a marked improvement from the past two outings.
“The most pleasing thing is that we’re got the three points. We know how valuable that is in this division. To win the way we did it is unusual; it’s hard enough getting it against Kirinya. The score line showed the strength we have as a team,” coach Kajoba said.
The two teams last met in 2013 during the FUFA Big League. Bright Stars won 2-1 in Kawanda and held the home side 0-0 in Ndejje.
Captain Nelson Senkatuka and Co will fancy their chances against lowly Ndejje with the university wary of the threat he carries. Senkatuka has already bagged five goals in six games, including a brace last week.
Bright Stars have been impressive on the road, losing just thrice in their last 10 games away. Their last three away games include a disappointing loss against KCCA while they bagged a draw in Arua against Onduparaka and recovered from two goals down to win against Nyamityobora.
Ndejje on the other hand have won just two of the six games they have played in the top league – wins coming at home against Mbarara and Paidha.
With two clean sheets and just two goals conceded at home this season, Raymond Komakech’s students will not wait to be streamrolled over.
However, the manner in which they were blown away by BUL FC over the weekend and the fragilities in their defensive shape will sound alarm bells to Komaketch that in this league, mistakes are punished.
Both teams will be stepping into unknown territory as they have never met.
Francis Onekalit, who saw red against BUL and Jamaldin Buchochera who limped off in the same game will miss the game.
Meanwhile Dan Birikwalira will sit out this one for the visitors as he is still on his road to recovery after a nasty collision in which he lost his teeth and suffered a concussion.