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Bright Stars Vs KCCA: First Round Wrongly Cancelled Goal On Mind

Bright Stars will be hoping for better fortunes this time round when they host KCCA FC in the team’s second game at Kavumba.

The hosts saw their goal wrongfully ruled out in the reverse fixture at Lugogo.

Ronald Ssempala had his header cross the goal line and protrude through a torn net but linesman Hakim Mulindwa signalled for a goal kick in dramatic turn of events.

The game later ended one all after youngster Steven Sserwadda came off the bench to cancel out Joseph Janjali’s opener.

Much has happened since; but notably, Bright Stars parted ways with coach Mohammed Kisekka with Paul Kiwanuka taking charge.

There are 22 points that separate second-placed KCCA (35) and second-from-bottom Bright Stars (13) ahead of Tuesday’s clash.

Mutebi Expects A Tough Game

KCCA FC got the monkey off their back when they beat Mbarara City FC 1-0, to record their first win against the Ankole Lions in top flight.

KCCA FC XI

The game against Bright Stars presents another challenge, and coach Mike Mutebi is aware of the load ahead.

While talking to the press on Monday at Lugogo ahead of this encounter, Mutebi, said that its not going to be an easy game as both side have something crucial they are fighting for.

“We are going to try to win the game because I believe we have the capacity to do it though its not going to be easy for us,” said Mutebi.

“They are fighting relegation and we are fighting to defend our title, so they are going to pose a big challenge to us but we shall over come it.”

KCCA is likely to miss the likes of Mustafa Kizza, Julius Poloto, Sande Bukenya, Keziron Kizito, among other players, whose license are still pending while Allan Okello is still battling with Malaria.

The Stars On Relegation Surge

Bright Stars who will be playing their second match at their new home ground Kavumba after leaving Wankulukuku where they hosted first round fixtures, are coming into this one at the back of 1-0 win against third placed BUL last Wednesday.

Bright Stars beat BUL at Kavumba. John Vianney photo

Coach Kiwanuka in his battle to save the team from relegation and to have his second win in three games since his appointment in mid- November last year, will bank on Alfred Onek who scored off the bench in their last encounter.

Onek also provided the assist to Janjali in the one all draw in reverse fixture at Lugogo.

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