Tuesday, May 11th
*Onduparaka Vs SC Villa- 4:00pm
*Busoga United Vs Wakiso Giants- 4:00pm
*Soltilo Bright Stars Vs Mbarara City 4:00pm
*UPDF FC Vs MYDA 4:00pm
•Forwards Ronald Ssempala, Jamir Nvule Kisitu and Sam Ssekitto continue being out for Bright stars with injuries
•Goalkeepers Buule Kiwanuka and Benson Wagima are also side-lined due to various injuries so on-form Simon Tamale is set to regain his number one slot in goal.
•Midfielder Derrick Kiggunddu is out of the tie after accumulating three yellow cards.
•Marvin Joseph, Simon Ssemayange, Jungu Methodius and Ronald Nkonge are all ruled out with illnesses.
•Defender John Adriko is ruled out for Mbarara City after sustaining an injury in the previous game against BUL FC.
•Forward Makueth Wol is still ruled out with an injury and so is Bamba Soulymane.
•Jasper Aheebwa and goalkeeper Martin Elungat await late fitness tests.
Probable Line Ups
Bright Stars – Simon Tamale(GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Sulaiman Ssebunza, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, Ibrahim Kasinde, Derrick Ngoobi, Joseph Janjali, Emmanuel Loki, Samuel Ssekamate, Joseph Akandwanaho.
Mbarara City FC – Muhammad Ssekeba (GK), Swalik Bebe Ssegujja, Ibrahim Magandazi, Hillary Mukundane, Steven Othieno, Karim Ramathan, Jude Ssemugabi, Innocent Wafula, Pitisi Barenge, Henry Kitegenyi, Solomon Okwalinga.
Preview – BrightStars Out to complete league double over Mbarara City
Bright stars will be hoping to complete a league double over Mbarara when they host the Ankole Lions at the Kavumba on Tuesday.
Bright Stars come into the fixture with motivation after their striker Samuel Ssekamate and coach Baker Mbowa scooped the April Pilsner awards as Best player and best Coach respectively.
Both team shared spoils in their previous league encounters with Bright Stars drawing 0-0 at Villa Mbarara City drew 1-1 away to BUL FC.
Bright stars beat Mbarara 1-0 in the reverse fixture played at the Kakyeeka Stadium earlier in the season.
Bright Stars forward Samuel Ssekamate will be eager to add on his goal tally after netting 10 league goals in 15 league games so far and 13 all competitions.
Mbarara city FC come into the fixture winless in their previous two league games (D1 L1).
Bright Stars are three point shy of 4th placed KCCA FC who have 37points.
A win for Baker Mbowa’s side will see them climb to 37 points as they keep their top four targets alive.
Mbarara City are currently 11th on the Uganda premier league table, six points above the relegation zone with 26 (points).
This will be the eighth meeting between the two sides with BrightStars winning twice, Mbarara city also twice and the other three all ending in draws.
Head to head
Mbarara City1-1 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 1-0 Mbarara City
Mbarara City 2-1 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 0-0 Mbarara City
Mbarara City 0-0 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 1-3 Mbarara City
MbararaCity 0-1 Bright Stars
Bright Stars ?-? Mbarara City