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Mbarara Vs Bright Stars: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday, March 13
*URA FC vs Vipers SC, Ndejje, 1pm (live on Sanyuka)
*Express vs Kyetume – Wankulukuku
*BUL vs Kitara – Bugembe
*Mbarara City vs Bright Stars, Kakyeka
*Wakiso Giants vs Busoga United – Wakissha

Sunday, March 14
*SC Villa Vs Onduparaka – Bombo (Live on Sanyuka TV)


Team News

  • Mbarara City will miss the services of striker Henry Kitegenyi who is suspended for yellow card accumulation.
  • Striker Bamba Chato returns, Bashir Mutanda still sidelined while Martin Elungat’s license has finally been secured.
  • Andrew Kyambadde will need a late fitness for Bright Stars
  • Sam Sekitto, Ronald Sempala and Alfred Onek are still sidelined.

Probable Lineups

Mbarara City FC – Muhammad Ssekeba (GK), Ronald Otti, Jasper Aheebwa, Hilary Mukundane, Ronald Otti, Pistus Barenge, Jude Ssemugabi, Bebe Swalik, Makueth Wol, Solomon Okwalinga, Bamba Chato.

Bright Stars – Tamale Simon (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Ronald Nkonge, Derrick Ngobi, Warren Buule , Jungu Methodius, Jamir Nvule Kisitu, Kacancu Augustine, Joseph Janjali, Emmanuel Loki.

Preview:

Mbarara City FC welcome Bright Stars at Kakyeka Stadium in one of the five StarTimes Uganda Premier League games on Saturday.

The game will be played behind closed doors after Mbarara were fined by FUFA for allowing in fans at Kakyeka Stadium without consent in the league game against Vipers.

The Ankole Lions have had a week of mixed emotions, breaking SC Vipers unbeaten run before falling to Onduparaka.

Kitegenyi, who scored the all important goal against Vipers is suspended.

Against Onduparaka, its a game that left a bitter test to Mbarara after complaints about poor officiating in the lead up to Livin Kabon’s penalty.

They return at Kakyeka where they have won their last two games and will fancy their chances to make it three in a row.

Sadiq Ssempigi is expected to remain on the touchline as the club finalise final touches with Livingston Mbabazi.

The visitors on the other hand, despite an impressive start to the league season, they have lost three in a row (BUL, Onduparaka and Vipers).

To make matters worse, they are yet to win a game on the road – drawn four and lost twice.

Its one of those trips that Bright Stars will be happy for a point.

Head To Head

2019/20
*Bright Stars 1-3 Mbarara City
*Mbarara City 0-0 Bright Stars

2018/19
*Bright Stars 0-0 Mbarara City
*Mbarara City 2-1 Bright Stars

2017/18
*Bright Stars 1-0 Mbarara City
*Mbarara City 1-1 Bright Stars


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