UPL: Bright Stars Finish It Late Against Maroons

Wednesday, January 29
*SC Villa 1-0 Express FC
*Bright Stars 2-1 Maroons
*BUL FC 0-0 Wakiso Giants

Bright Stars beat Maroons 2-1 on match day 19 at Kavumba to climb from relegation after a long wait this season.

Sulaiman Ssebbunza’s late strike gave the hosts a laboured win in a highly contested game. Abraham Tusubiira’s goal had put Maroons level after Ronald Nkoonge’s early Strike.

In just 3rd minute of the first Stanza, Nkooge netted home from Joseph Janjali’s through ball to put hosts in the lead.

Seven minutes after, Janjali would have doubled the lead but his free header was well kept by Hannington Ssebwalunyo. The forward also missed an empty net after beating the keeper but little did he know that there was a chasing Patrick Bayiga who blocked his shot.

Just before half time, Tusubira equalised from a rebound after Edwin Kiwanuka failed to clear Pius Obuya’s left cross.

In added minutes of the game, captain Ssebbunza converted from a spot after Tusubira brought down Junju Methodius who had just replaced injured Ngoobi.

A win has seen Bright stars move out of relegation where they have dragged Kyetume FC to occupy the 13th position with 19 points in 19 games while Maroons has remained 10th with 23 points.

Bright Stars will play neighbors Wakiso Giants in Wakiso Derby while Bamweyana’s Maroons who was booked on touch line for disagreeing with referees decisions will host Tooro United.

Line-up Used

Bright Stars.
Edwin Kiwanuka, Andrew Kaggwa, Samuel Ssekitto, Enock Walusimbi, Sulaiman Ssebbunza, Jamir Kalisa, Juma Ssebaduka,Ronald Sempala, Joseph Janjali, Ronald Ngoobi,

Methodius Junju, James Anugu, Hakim Kiwanuka, Aggrey Kirya, Simon Tamale, Derrick Ngoobi, H Gabite.

Maroons FC.
Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Patrick Bayiga,Maxwell Okello, Abraham Tusubira, Timothy Bamulanzekyi, Davis Mayanja, Pius Obuya, Emmanuel Olinga, Steven Mukwala, Bronson Nsubuga, Solomon Walusimbi.

Emmanuel Akol, Fred Amaku, Edgar Bwogi, Felix Okot, Junior Amanya, Racmac Ashaba, Juma Ssali.

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