Nelson Senkatuka will be the center of attraction on Tuesday when Proline host Bright Stars at Lugogo Stadium.
Senkatuka scored eleven goals for Proline last season to help Mujib Kasule’s team finish eighth in the league, but in the transfer window, switched allegiance to Bright Stars where he has proved to be the team’s backbone.
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The former KCCA striker has netted six of Bright Stars’ nine league goals this term including his added minute goal against Masavu in the previous game week that prevented Fred Kajoba’s charges from suffering a third defeat of the campaign.
His scoring form has kept the Stars within touching distance of the summit, and Kajoba is hopeful the striker will be up to the task against his former club as they seek to bag all the three points.
Kajoba believes his side is ready to regain their winning momentum, but they face a Proline side that has been almost unplayable at home this season.
While Proline have lost twice at home this season; against Masavu in their first home game this campaign and most recently against struggling Express who ended the side’s run of three successive wins at home, Kasule’s charges have proved superior at home, and their dominance in the Lugogo derby against KCCA in that 2-1 win over the weekend was evidence to that.
Proline have been undone by their poor defending, conceding 13 goals, making them the third worst defending team in the league after bottom sides Masavu and UPDF, but their attack has been so impressive.
The side has scored 14 goals this term and eleven of those have come from home. Only KCCA has scored more goals than Kasule’s team this term.
Strikers Fahad Bayo and Daniel Opolot Isiagi have shared the scoring responsibilities each netting four goals thus far and they will be relied on on Tuesday.
Heading into the tie, Proline sit tenth with fourteen points, that’s four places and as many points adrift of Bright Stars.