Bright Stars' head coach, Paul Kiwanuka talks to the captain, Hakim Mugerwa during the match. Mugerwa took over the arm band after an injury to Robert Allan Male Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Tuesday May 16, 2017
  • URA Vs Bright Stars – Mehta Grounds, Lugazi @ 4.30pm
[/media-credit] Paul Kiwanuka talks to winger John Kokas Opejo during Bright Stars match against SC Villa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Fred Kajoba believes Bright Stars are more than capable of avoiding relegation from the Premier League ahead of a tough trip to URA.

The Kawempe based side visit a revamped Ibrahim Kirya’s side not in the best of form but Kajoba believes they can earn a point or three against a side they have never beaten since promotion to the top tier.

“It’s another tough game for us,” said Kajoba. “But like in the previous encounters, we shall try our best to pick points that help us stay in the division,” he added.

The conditions haven’t changed but the boys have shown determination and with that, I think we can pick a point or more. As a coach, I rarely lose to URA even when I was at Simba but that was then and we are talking now. Hope it continues as sincerely, we are facing an opponent better than us in every department. 

12th in the league on 31 points, three above safety, Bright Stars have won just once in the second half of the season and are now winless in eleven outings in which they have collected just seven of the available 33 points.

The side have drawn their four games in which they have scored once and face a side hungry for success as they seek to finish as up the log as possible.

Kirya’s side recently returned to winning ways with a dramatic 3-1 win over another relegation threatened side, Police FC and care less about Stars fight.

Fourth on the table with 45 points, URA come into the game minus striker Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza who is on bound to join Sudan’s Al Hilal Obeid and thus will look to Robert Mukongotya and Bokota Labama Kamana for goals.

Former Bright Stars midfielder Jimmy Lule also has a chance to face his former paymasters in what will arguably be an emotional game for the lad.

A win for the visitors will no doubt ensure their safety with a game to spare.

Key stat

The previous 7 meetings have produced only two wins – all for URA but there have been successive five draws since the two wins.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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