Friday, August 30
*Bright Stars Vs Vipers – 4:30PM
(Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku)
Bright Stars are buoyant ahead of their league opener against Vipers SC.
The hosts start new life without coach Fred Kajoba who has consequently been replaced by Mohamed Kisekka Raymmied formerly at Paidha Black Angels.
Kisseka believes that if the club management puts everything in place, especially renumerate players in time, can push for top places.
“We can do better this season but I will need a full backing from my top bosses,” Kisekka told the-SportsNation.com on Thursday after his official unveiling at Lugogo house. “I have good players which I trust can perform to my expectations and we can beat anyone. I think we can have a place in the top five.”
Kisekka will be assisted by Simon Peter Mugerwa, Aligwayita Mugerwa (trainer), Frank Mulindwa (junior team), Ben Kalama (Goalkeeping coach), Steven Lwanga (Statistician), Solomon Ndawula (Doctor) and Ian Mutenda (Technical Director).
The club unveiled a couple of players including two goalkeepers – Nicholas Ssebwato and Godwin Buule. Joseph Janjali beefs an attacking line that already have Nelson Ssenkatuka and Brian Kayanja.
Last season, Bright Stars finished eighth with 41 points, 18 below Vipers who sat second on the log.
Bright Stars has never won beaten Vipers in the league history – They have lost five and drawn seven games in 12 meetings. They have scored three goals and conceded 10.
Title Is For Vipers To Lose
Vipers will start with new manager but a familiar face – Edward Golola who replaced Kenya’s Michael Nam Ouma.
The Venoms finished seven points short of champions KCCA FC last season.
Taddeo Lwanga and Moses Waiswa headlines the departure list but a couple of big name signings like Shaban Mohammed, Fahad Bayo, Siraje Ssentamu and Allan Kayiwa makes the Kitende based team good to go.
A couple of departures at rivals KCCA FC, and beating the same opponents in the Super Cup gives Vipers confidence to count themselves as title favourites.
Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Karim Watambala have missed the trip while Livingston Mulondo and Geoffrey Wasswa remain long term absentees.
Last Six meetings
22/02/19 Vipers 3-0 Bright Stars
05/01/19 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
03/04/18 Vipers 3-2 Bright Stars
12/09/17 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
02/05/17 Bright Stars 0-0 Vipers
19/08/16 Vipers 1-1 Bright Stars