Friday, January 5
*Kitara Vs Bright Stars – Masindi
*Maroons Vs UPDF – Luzira
- Kitara welcome back midfielder Najib Yiga who missed the trip to face Busoga United
- Goalkeeper Jamil Kiyimba and defender Benjamin Nyakoojo are sidelined with injuries
- For Bright Stars, Mathias Okwalinga has been included on the travelling squad to Masindi
- The team will miss the services of Alex Mandela and Issa Bugembe
Kitara – Crispus Kusiima, Maxwell Owachgiu, Jasper Aheebwa, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Dudu Ramathan, Solomon Okwalinga, Donato Okello, Brian Aheebwa, Denis Omedi, Jude Ssemugabi, Living Kabon
Bright Stars – Hassan Matovu, Andy Kyambadde, Denis Omony Kaka, Kato Nemeyimana, Warren Buule, Innocent Kitimbo, Derrick Kiggundu, Noordin Bunjo, Shafik Kakande, Yasin Mugume, Nelson Senkatuka
Preview: Kitara Want To Make Amends
Kitara will be aiming to finish the first round strongly as they face Bright Stars in Masindi.
Having recently suffered a 2-1 away defeat to Busoga United, Kitara seeks redemption in this upcoming match.
They were the second best team in their last game against Busoga United only managing a consolation goal through Paul Mucureezi’s penalty.
This loss marked their fourth of the season, following defeats against Vipers, BUL, and Maroons, with the latter overcoming them on their home ground.
A significant worry for coach Brian Ssenyondo is the team’s inability to secure clean-sheets, conceding 14 goals in as many matches, averaging a goal per game.
And Bright Stars, led by the league’s top scorer Nelson Ssenkatuka with nine goals, poses a challenge for Kitara.
Sitting at 10th place on the table with 18 points, the visitors come into this game unbeaten in their last three matches, clinching a 1-0 victory over Maroons where Senkatuka missed a penalty in the first half.
Kitara, who hosted at Kavumba due to licensing issues in the 2020/21 season, lost 3-1 to Bright Stars with Denis Monday’s goal proving to be a consolation.
Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte, now at BUL, scored a brace while Marvin Joseph Youngman who is now at Vipers scored the other goal for Bright Stars.
Head to Head
Kitara 1-3 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 5-0 Kitara