Uganda Premier League:

  • Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Maroons Vs Bright Stars
  • At the Prisons Stadium, Luzira – Kampala (4:30 pm)
Nelson Senkatuka (left) and Henry Kiwanuka wheel off in celebration during Bright Stars’ home match Bright Stars Media

A wounded Maroons outfit entertains Bright Stars in one of the two lined up games for the Uganda Premier League on Friday.

For starters, Maroons fell 2-0 on the road to Jinja based side, BUL at the Kakindu Stadium in their immediate outing played on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Bright Stars played to a gallant goal-less draw with Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Football club at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe on Wednesday.

Both clubs are safe from the relegation politicking but would love to cement their mid table status quo with respectable positions as the season climaxes in a few weeks time.

Team News:

Bright Stars welcome back exciting midfielders Felix Okot and Methodius Jjungu who have been sidelined for a long time.

Mahad Kisekka remains sidelined after a knock in the previous game before his place was taken over by Ramex Kasozi.

Depending on the choice of the technical team of Fred Kajoba and Paul Kiwanuka, James Kakooza whose game time at the club has been regulated could come into force with veteran goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge.

For the rest of the team led by profilic captain Nelson Senkatuka, they are fit and ready for the showdown in the Prisons stadium.

Henry Kiwanuka (right) in action for Bright Stars at home against Soana. He will face his home town team of Maroons

Bright Stars midfielder Henry Kiwanuka,  a born and bred product from Luzira town will be eager to play against most players that he grew up with in the same locality.

“I am focused to play to the best of my ability. I will not be under pressure of sorts that i am facing players whom i grew up with” Kiwanuka confessed to Kawowo Sports in an interview.

Asaph Mwebaze encourages his players during a previous league match at Luzira. They host Bright Stars on Friday © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

At Maroons, Asaph Mwebaze and the co-technical team could also have new faces returning like right back Eddie Kampampa who missed the away game in Jinja.

Midfielder Solomon Walusimbi could also be recalled to the starting eleveen, having started on the bench against BUL.

Maroons suffered their fourth loss of the season, maintaining their 35 points in 7thplace.

Bright Stars’ draw with UPDF was the 13th in 26 matches, taking them to 34 points off 26 games as they are in 9th position.

Probable Line Ups:

Maroons XI:

Ashadu Bugembe (G.K), Eddie Kampampa, Richard Ayiko, Silvester Okello, Maxwell Okello, Felix Okot, Yahaya Luuti, Solomon Walusimbi, Alex Wogalo, Abdallah Ssenyonga, Ivan Wani

Subs:

Eric Dhaira (G.K), Solomon Wol, Junior Amanya, Wasswa Bate, William Kibi, Pius Obuya, Emmanuel Olinga, Julius Kizito

Bright Stars:

Wagima Benson (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Sam Ssekitto, Faruku Katongole, Akram Kakembo, Enoch Walusimbi, Sebbunza, Brian Enzama, Henry Kiwanuka, Felix Okot, Nelson Senkatuka(Captain)

Subs:

Hamza Muwonge(GK), Methiodius Jungu, John Kokas Opejo, James Kakooza, Kawadwa, Ramex Kasozi, Hakim Ssekitto, Victor Aweko

 

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