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The Best Team Lost – Mbowa On Vipers Defeat

Bright Stars FC head coach Baker Mbowa was left unsatisfied with his side’s 1-0 loss to Vipers SC in a Uganda Premier League game played at Kavumba recreation grounds on Friday, May 20.

Midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga scored a spectacular goal from over-30 yards to ensure the Venoms took all three points on a day that Yunus Ssentamu missed a first half penalty.

The hosts created a host of chances but the goal did not come for them and they settled for a first lost in the second round.

Bright Stars had last lost to SC Villa in their final first round game and were on a 10-game unbeaten run.

“Today we lost but the better side lost on the day because we really played some good football. Mbowa told the SportsNation.

“We have nothing to do because that is how it played out.

“I’m disappointed because we’ve had a good run of games so if I lose such a game, it hurts.

“I am disappointed because the boys have played some good football despite losing.”

Bright Stars were forced into an early substitution as defender Derrick Ngobi was stretchered off and replaced by Abbey Mutyaba.

On the substitution and whether it destabilized the team, Mbowa says Mutyaba played well as Vipers didn’t pose alot of threat.

“Mutyaba coming on worked out well because we didn’t see any threat from Vipers.”

The result now ensures Bright Stars have gone two games without victory after the goalless draw at Onduparaka last weekend.

On the run, Mbowa says it is worrying because they are not scoring goals.

“I’m worried because we are not scoring goals for two games now.

“Today, our creativity wasn’t good compared to the previous game against Onduparaka.”

Bright Stars are currently 5th on the Uganda Premier League table with 41points after 25 league games.

Their next fixture will be away to Police FC on Tuesday, June 15.

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