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Bright Stars Vs Police: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Saturday, February 27
*Onduparaka Vs Vipers, Arua – 1pm (Live on Sanyuka)
*Bright Stars Vs Police, Kavumba – 4pm
*KCCA Vs Kitara, Lugogo
*Mbarara City Vs Kyetume, Kakyeka
*SC Villa Vs UPDF, Bombo
*URA Vs Busoga United, Ndejje

Team News:

  • Bright Stars will hand debut to South Sudan lanky forward Emmanuel Loki
  • Simon Ssemayange, Sam Sekitto, Ronald Sempala, Methodius Jungu, Andrew Kyambadde and Alfred Onek are still sidelined.
  • The Visitors will be expected to have Derrick Ochan in goal ahead of Tom Ikara after his red card was rescinded. He was on bench against Onduparaka.
  • Fahad Kizito, Yusuf Ssozi, Edward Kiryowa, Samuel Kayongo and Ben Ocen are still sidelined while Derrick Kakooza is with the Uganda Hippos in Mauritania.

Probable Lineups

Bright Stars – Edward Kiwanuka Buule, Andrew Kaggwa, Samson Mutyaba, Warren Buule, Derrick Ngoobi, Derrick Kiggundu, Nvule Jamie, Marvin Joseph, Samuel Ssekamatte, Joseph Janjali, Joseph Akandwanaho.

Police FC – Derrick Ochan, Denis Rukundo, Mahmood Hassan, Henry Katongole, Eric Ssenjobe, Frank Zaga, Tony Mawejje, Emmanuel Loki Johnson Odong, Brian Mululi, Ruben Kimera

Preview: Mubiru Confident As Kops Besiege Kavumba

Bright Stars welcome Police in Kavumba on Match-day 10 of the Uganda Premier League.

Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru is confident that his side will do enough to walk away with maximum points on Saturday.

He however recognises the strides taken by his opponent Bright Stars.

“Of recent, Bright Stars have been performing well, they are a good team and very ambitious,” Police coach Mubiru stated.

“However, like I normally say, this time round we set our targets higher most of the teams. We are in for serious competition and we are praying to Allah to give us a win.

“I am confident that they will be able to deliver the result we want.”

The Kops will bank on Ben Ocen who has scored six league goals while Johnson Odong and Eric Ssenjobe will be key players having put in decent shifts recently.

The hosts on the other hand, had a slow start but have since gained momentum and are unbeaten this year.

Ronald Ssempala and Joseph Akandwanaho will be the go to guys.

The Stats

Bright Stars

  • They are ninth with 13 points
  • On a six-game unbeaten run and have won three during that spell.
  • Since falling to KCCA in opener, they have won three straight home games, keeping two clean sheets against Kitara and UPDF).

Police FC

  • Third on the table with 19 points and can go atop if Vipers lose in Arua
  • They have lost their last two visits in the league including a sour loss to Vipers that saw Derrick Ochan controversially sent off.
  • Only Express FC (6) has conceded least goals than Police (7).

Head To Head

  • This will be the 15th meeting between the sides in top flight – Bright Stars have won three, lost four and drawn seven.
  • The last meeting saw Hood Kaweesi scored for Abdallah Mubiru’s team but Sulaiman Ssebbunza and Muwadda Mawejje scored for Bright Stars.

Previous meetings.

2019/20
*Police 1-2 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 0-1 Police.

2018/19
*Bright Stars 1-1 Police
*Police 1-0 Bright Stars

2016/17
*Police 0-0 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 3-0 Police.

2015/16
*Bright Stars 1-1 Police
*Police 1-0 Bright Stars


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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