By Shafic Kiyaga
Kajoba’s Stars continue bright start to season
Matugga-based side Bright Stars football club put neighbours Ndejje University to the sword at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje winning 3-0.
Bright Stars coach Fred Kajoba had promised attacking football at the start of the season and he has gone on to fulfill his promise as his side have now scored a league high 13 goals in seven games thus far.
The visitors went forward through a rare Dan Birikwalira goal in the 29th minute, his first for the club after a loan move from Vipers. Juma Ssebadduka scored a second four minutes later putting Kajoba’s team 2-0 by half time
Opejo Kokas rounded up the scoring and put the game to end with a third goal in the second half. There was no goal for club leading scorer Nelson Senkatuka.
Ndejje just could not keep up with the attacking prowess of their visitors and Raymond Komaketch was left wondering what went wrong with his side who had looked solid at home thus far.
The university side remain 11th with six games while Bright Stars moved second a point behind leaders KCCA with 13 points.
Kirinya back to winning ways
Kirinya Jinja SS were back to winning ways with a slender 1-0 cushion against western side Nyamityobora Football club at Wankulukuku.
Kirinya who had picked up just one draw in their previous three matches were ahead in the first half through a Nelson Mandela header. The students were able to hold onto their lead through some nervous moments as the game reached its climax.
The win will serve to cool the pressure which was building on coach Timothy Ayiekoh and his team especially after their 4-1 thumping by Bright Stars last time out. But it has heightened the crisis at Nyamityobora who have now lost five of their opening seven games.
Nyamityobora’s third home loss this season condemns them to 13th with only goal difference separating them from the relegation zone while Kirinya climb to ninth with nine points from seven games.
URA register fourth consecutive draw
Jinja based side BUL BIDCO missed the chance to go on top of the table after eight games after a goal less draw with URA at Njeru Technical in Jinja. This could have been their best start to a league season in their history.
Peter Onen’s team, which had won their previous three games on the bounce, couldn’t get over the URA hurdle who have become masters of draws under boss Sam Ssimbwa. URA have drawn eight of their 11 games under Ssimbwa – six of which have been goalless.
This was URA’s fourth consecutive draw since their win over Ndejje University in October.
Ssimbwa named virtually the same team that played their last four games with only Moses Seruyide starting in the place of injured Mathew Odong.
Onen on the other hand started with Hamis Tibita, Daniel Shabena, Timothy Douglas Owori, and Yunus Sibira as he was intent on attacking and getting the result but the tax collectors defensive partnership of Hood Mulikyi and Paul Katongole were equal to the task.
In the end nothing could separate the two sides as BUL slipped to third with 14 points while URA are seventh with 11 points.