Ssemugabi was on target to lift Mbarara
Wednesday, March 4
*Bright Stars 1-3 Mbarara City
Jude Ssemugabi bagged a brace as visitors Mbarara City FC beat Bright Stars FC 3-0 in a league game played at Kavumba Recreation centre.
Solomon Okwalinga scored the third to complete Mbarara’s second half surge before Bernard Muwanga brought one back for the hosts in added minutes.
The result ends Bright Stars FC’s impressive home run at Kavumba. The Paul Kiwanuka side had won all their five home games in 2020.
Preview – Mbarara Take On Hosts Bright Stars
Mbarara City FC remain seventh with 26 points after picking their 10th win while Bright Stars drop to 11th with 29 points.
Mbarara visit SC Villa March 11 in Uganda Cup as Bright Stars will take a long break before facing Onduparaka in Arua on May 5 in the league.
After a barren first half, substitute Ssemugabi who had replaced injured Ivan Eyam in the 53rd minute, netted in a free header in 57th minute off Ibrahim Orit’s curling cross to give the visitors the lead.
In 78th minute, Ssemugabi completed his double thanks to Brian Aheebwa’s through ball.
Okwalinga, after a one-two exchange with Brian Aheebwa, made it three.
In added minutes of the game, Muwanga pulled a goal back for the hosts from a free-kick.
Ssemugabi who was voted man of the match had a chance to grab a hat-trick but his effort went few inches wide after his second goal.
Earlier when trailing 1-0, Bright Stars could have leveled matters but Ronald Nkooge failed to score from a keeper to beat when he fired over, while Juma Ssebadduka’s header was denied by the wordwork.
Bright Stars – Edwin Kiwanuka, Andrew Kyambadde, Samuel Sekitto, Enock Walusimbi, Bernard Muwanga, Sulaiman Ssebbunza, Ssebadduka Juma, Muwadda Mawejje, Jamir Kalisa, Joseph Janjali, Nkooge Ronald.
Samson Tamale, Derrick Ngoobi, Andrew Kaggwa, Hamis Gabite, James Angu, Methodius Junju, Henry Kiwanuka.
Mbarara- Mohammad Ssekeba, Stephen Othieno, Jasper Aheebwa, Hillary Mukundane, Soulyamane Bamba, Pistis Balenge, Ivan Eyam, Solomon Okwalinga, Swalik Bebe, Brian Aheebwa, Ibrahim Orit.
Tom Ikara, Raymond Onyai, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Jude Ssemugabi, John Adriko, Salim Huud, Wol Makeuth.