Bright Stars vs Onduparaka: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Friday, October 22
*Vipers Vs Wakiso Giants – 3pm
*BUL Vs Police
*Bright Stars Vs Onduparaka

Saturday, October 23
*Tooro United Vs Mbarara City
*KCCA Vs Gaddafi
*UPDF Vs Express

Team News

  • Bright Stars will be without Ronald Sempala who is ruled out due to injury.
  • The side will welcome back Defender Buule Warren who missed the first game against Mbarara City.
  • For Onduparaka, they will be without Geriga Hamuza due to knee injury, Aniku Martin Oso is also ruled out with an Hamstring injury.
  • New signings Atamba Nathaniel and Congolose Tibo Balemangi Tressor are both out due to licence issues.
  • The caterpillars welcome new signings Nathan Oloro and Jarieko James who missed the opener with UPDF after failing late fitness tests.

Probable Lineups

Bright Stars – Tamale Simon (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Simon Ssemayange, Andy Kyambadde, Derrick Ngoobi, Fiat Cleophas, Joseph Janjali, Joseph Marvin Youngman, Nelson Senkatuka, Jungu Methodius, Denis Kaka Omony.

Onduparaka – Opolot Emmanuel (GK), Gasper Adriko, Okocha Rashid, Ivan Okello, Isaac Okello, Kateregga Abasi, Matata Gabriel, Allan Busobozi, Shaban Muhammad, Okech Emmanuel, Agau Rashid

Preview: Quest for First Win of the season

Onduparaka duo Rashid Agau and Shaban Muhammad. Onduparaka emdia photo

Bright Stars will play host to Onduparaka FC on Friday at Kavumba Recreation Centre.

Having failed to pick maximum points in their opening matches, both Onduparaka and hosts Bright Stars have set their sights on the three points.

Bright Stars lost 3-1 to Mbarara City in Kakyeka in the league opener, with their only positive pick coming in form of Nelson Senkatuka scoring on his second club debut.

Onduparaka came from behind to draw with UPDF thanks to Rashid Agau’s second half equaliser.

Last season, Bright Stars finished 5th with 42 points, 12 points above Onduparaka in the 12th with 28 points which is their worst finish since they were promoted.

“We lost our game against Mbarara City not because we were poor but because of mistakes,” Bright Stars Gaffer Baker Mbowa said ahead of the game with Onduparaka.

“We came back and corrected our mistakes and we are ready to play against Onduparaka.

“So we need a win when playing at home and we shall get it because that’s what we shall play for.”

Nelson Ssenkatuka. Bright Stars photo

Defender Andrew Kyambadde also expressed readiness for the game against Onduparaka.

The match pits together two strikers – Nelson Senkatuka and Shaban Muhammad – who are returned to their former teams as they seek to return on the radar.

The Caterpillars will continue to be without head coach George Lutalo who is with the Crested Cranes.

The Stats (Head to Head);

This will be the 10tg meetings between the two clubs in the league.

In the previous 9 meetings, Bright Stars have won three while Onduparaka have won twice and four Draws.

The last time they met, it was at Greenlight Stadium last season and the match ended in a goalless draw while Onduparaka defeated Bright Stars 0-1 away at the Kavumba Recreation Ground thanks to Emmanuel Akech’s goal.

All Bright Stars three wins against Onduparaka have come at home.

The Meetings:

Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 0-1 Onduparaka

*Bright Stars 1-0 Onduparaka
*Onduparaka – Bright Stars (not played)

*Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 1-1 Onduparaka

*Bright Stars 2-1 Onduparaka
*Onduparaka 2-0 Bright Stars

*Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 2-0 Onduparaka

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