Thursday, November 23
*Gaddafi 2-2 Bright Stars.
Gaddafi and Bright Stars shared spoils in a thrilling two-all draw at the Gaddafi Arena in Jinja.
Benson Muhindo’s 27th-minute goal gave the hosts the lead at halftime, but a strong second-half start by the visitors saw them take the lead within six minutes.
Shafik Kakande’s tap-in and Nelson Ssenkatuuka’s header earned sent the Visitors ahead.
But Steven Munguchi’s strike extended Gaddafi’s unbeaten run to three matches.
The match had a quiet and rusty opening, with both sides struggling to keep possession.
Amos Kirya’s assist set up Muhindo for the opener in a rare chance early in the game.
But Kakande’s introduction proved pivotal for the visitors, transforming their attacking options in the second half after a lackluster first stanza.
Gaddafi equalized shortly after the restart when Kakande capitalized on Senkatuuka’s precise pass to level the score.
Senkatuuka then put Bright Stars ahead with a superb header from Kakande’s free-kick.
However, the Visitors’ lead was short-lived, as Munguchi took advantage of defensive lapses to equalize for Gaddafi, sending Bithum’s pass to the far post.
The Visitors had late opportunities to snatch all points – Yasin Mugume’s weak shot saved by the keeper and Senkatuuka’s late chance also denied by an impressive save.
The draw maintains Gaddafi in 8th place with 10 points, and they will face KCCA in their next match.
Meanwhile, Bright Stars moved to 12th with 7 points and are set to host Arua Hill next Thursday.
How they Started
Gaddafi – Andrew Ssekandi, Frank Mulimi, Willis Otong, Douglas Bithum,Thomas Ochungu, Franco Balabala, Steven Munguchi, Johnson Odongo, Amos Kirya, Bendom Muhindo, Ronald Bithum
Bright Stars – Hassan Matovu, Andy Kyambadde, Denis Omony Kaka, Kato Nemeyimana, Warren Buule, Mandera Alex, Nsereko Sharif, Mulindi Ashraf, Sam Ssenyonjo, Yassin Mugume, Nelson Senkatuka