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Busoga United Vs Bright Stars: Team News, Probable Lineups And Stats

Tuesday, February 16

*Busoga United vs Soltilo Bright Stars FC – FUFA Technical Centre, 1pm
*Kyetume Vs Vipers – FUFA Technical Centre, 4pm
*Kitara Vs Mbarara City FC – Kavumba Recreation Ground, 4pm
*Police vs BUL – MTN Omondi Stadium, 4pm
*UPDF Vs Onduparaka FC – Bombo Military Barracks Grounds, 4pm

Wednesday, February 17
*Express Vs KCCA FC – Betway Muteesa II Stadium, 4pm
*MYDA Vs URA FC – King George IV Memorial Stadium, 4pm
*Wakiso Giants vs SC Villa – Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium, 4pm


Team News:

  • Busoga United have no new injuries and are expected to duplicate the squad that picked a point in Arua
  • George Kasonko remains sidelined and the same can be said of Julius Debo and Ivan Wani.
    -Isma Mugulusi is with the Uganda Hippos in Mauritania for AFCON U20 where he was named man of the match in the opener against Mauritania.
  • The Visitors have a long list of absentees that include Simon Ssemayange, Sam Sekitto, Ronald Sempala, Methodius Jungu, Andrew Kyambadde and Alfred Onek.
  • Godwin Buule is expected to be retained in the posts after his clean sheet on his return after missing the opening five games.

Probable Lineups:

Busoga United XI – Rogers Omedwa, Onen Franco, Abubaker Otwao, Magero Franco Balabala, Douglas Muganga, Shafic Kakeeto, Gerald Bagoole, Jeromy Kirya, Shariph Kimbowa, Ssozi Shaka, Waigona Isaac.

Bright Stars FC XI – Godwin Bbule, Andrew Kaggwa, Ronald Nkonge, Derrick Ngobi, Allan
Katwe, Hamis Gabiite, Marvin Joseph, Jamiru Mivule, Joseph Janjali Joseph Akandwanaho, Ibrahim Kasinde

Brigjt Stars players celebrating one of the five goals against Kitara. Club photo

Preview: Will The Teams Brave The Scorching Sun?

Busoga United FC welcome visitors Bright Stars in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League lunchtime kickoff at FUFA Technical centre in Njeru.

The game will be played at 1pm to allow Kyetume host Vipers in the subsequent game at the same stadium.

It promises to be hot hence making the carpet unplayable.

“We are used to such conditions because the sun normally comes out as early as 8am yet we train from 10am to midday or even until 1pm,” Busoga United Fitness coach Zungu Hassan said.

“There will not be any forms of fatigue for the players after we gave them a whole day of rest when we returned from Arua. We have held light sessions since then and the main focus has been tactical preparedness.”

Busoga will seek to build on their recent away point against Onduparaka as the search for their first win continues on Tuesday.

The Visitors on the other hand scored for fun against Kitara thanks to a hat-trick from Joseph Akandwanaho and Marvin Joseph’s brace.

Both sides will fancy their chances in this one.

Busoga (white) and Bright Stars in action.

The Stats:

Busoga United are seated 14th, inside the red zone, with two points from Busoga United after draws against Kyetume and Onduparaka. They lost to UPDF, BUL, Police and Vipers.

Bright Stars on the other hand, occupy 10th with eight points. They have two losses against Express and KCCA but picked maximum points against MYDA and Kitara while sharing spoils against URA and Wakiso.

Head To Head

2019/20
*Bright Stars 3-0 Busoga United
*Busoga United 3-1 Bright Stars

2018/19
*Busoga United 2-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 4-1 Busoga United

2017/18
*Busoga United 1-2 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 2-1 Busoga United

2016/17
*Bright Stars 0-0 Busoga United
*Busoga United 1-1 Bright Stars


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