Saidi Kyeyune was named man of the match after URA beat Bright Stars. He receives his accolade from.Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry. URA FC media photo.
Saturday, January 18
*URA FC 1-0 Bright Stars
URA FC extended their perfect start to the second round despite Shafic Kagimu’s missed penalty against Bright Stars.
Rwothomio Cromwell’s goal was the difference as Sam Ssimbwa’s charges stopped Bright Stars on Match-day 18 of the StarTimes UPL at the Arena of Visions in Bombo.
Kagimu could have given the hosts an early lead in the 22nd minute from the spot after Michael Birungi was fouled in the box but the captain fired over the bar.
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Rwothomio, who had scored a double in the club’s 3-1 away win against BUL, scored in the 33rd minute when he headed in Benjamin Nyakoojo’s long delivery.
URA were dominant from onset but Godwin Buule denied Kagimu and Joachim Ojera inside the opening quarter.
Bright Stars who played cautiously had it’s moments but failed to connect from their possessions and were denied by defender Hudu Mulikyi with URA goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian beaten.
URA FC have won four games on the trot and remain unbeaten in the last seven games.
The tax collectors, in fourth with 29 points, just a point below Villa in third, will visit Lugazi Municipal in Uganda Cup before visiting Tooro United in the Uganda Cup.
The loss ended Bright Stars’ impressive start to the second round that had see the side win their opening two games. Bright Stars remain in the drop zone with 16 points, just a point below Kyetume in 13th.
Bright Stars visit Koboko Rising Stars in Uganda Cup before hosting Maroons on Wednesday 29th January.
URA FC – Alionzi Nafian, Ashraf Mandela, Brian Majwega, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Hudu Mulikyi, Julius Mutyaba, Saidi Kyeyune, Shafic Kagimu, Joachim Ojera, Michael Birungi, Cromwell Rwothomio.
Bright Stars – Edwin Kiwanuka Buule, Sulaiman Sekagya Ssebbunza, Andrew Kaggwa, Jamir Kalisa, Brian Kayanja, James Angu, Samuel Sekitto, Joseph Janjali, Enock Walusimbi, Andy Kyambadde, Juma Sebaduka