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Uganda Cup: Bright Stars FC Suffers Shock Exit

Friday, February 14
*Bright Stars FC (3) 0-0 (4) Free Stars FC
*Dove FC 2-1 Water FC
*Mbarara City FC 9-0 FHL FC

Saturday, February 15
*KCCA FC Vs Bukedea
*Kitara Vs Luwero
*Light SS Vs Bugamba FC

Top flight side Bright Stars have been handed a Stanbic Uganda Cup exit by regional league side Free Stars FC.

After a goalless draw at Kavumba Recreation centre, it was Free Stars that twinkled brightest in shootouts to give last year’s finalists marching orders.

Ronald Sempala and Ronald Nkonge missed their penalties as Paul Kiwanuka’s side bundled out at the round of 32.

Alfred Onek, Bernard Muwanga and Steven Munguki had converted their spots but it proved not enough.

Alfred Kitonsa missed for Free Stars but Gerrard Mayombo, Allan Opio, Derrick Mbowa and Emmanuel Anguzu completed the assignment.

The exit will be seen as a blessing in disguise for Bright Stars who now have 100% concentration on league survival.

Also Read – Mbarara Put Nine Past Minnows

Bright Stars occupy 12th place with 23 points, just a point above the drop zone.

Free Stars, who beat Saviours FC at round of 64, will extend their fairly tale at the round of 16.

Bright Stars had edged Koboko Rising stars at an earlier stage.

Free Stars, Mbarara City, Dove FC, Wakiso Giants, Proline FC, Tooro United, URA FC, Maroons and UPDF are at the round of 16.

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