UPL: Bamweyana Rues Missed Chances, Poor Officiating In Bright Stars Draw


Wednesday, February 6
SC Villa 1-1 Bright Stars

SC Villa and Bright Stars played out a one all goal draw in a StarTimes Uganda Premier league game at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

Villa took the lead when Bashir Mutanda ran behind Bright Stars’ defenders to meet Alishe’s aerial ball before slotting home in the 42nd minute.

The lead was however short lived when a minute later Alfred Onek tapped home from a low cross by Dan Birikwaliro from the left flank.

Mutanda (left) scored Villa’s goal. Courtesy photo

Villa thought that they had taken the lead in the 56th minute when Mutanda scored from substitute Ssemujju’s clever delivery but the flag was already up.

Villa coach Douglas Bamweyana blamed poor officiating and his team’s missed chances.

I am not happy with the result but I appreciate the efforts today though we are still poor in the final third. We gave up many balls, it’s a situation we need to address.

The officials did not do justice today, they were unfair. We had a goal wrongly disallowed – May be am speaking out of emotions but that is my opinion.”

Ashraf Mandela taped wide Ibrahim Mugulusi’s lofty cross and Pius Wangi saw his loop cleared on the line by Enoch Walusimbi as Villa’s surge failed to bring maximum points.

The draw is the ninth for Villa this season and the record league winners are winless in their last five games.

Bamweyana’s side skip a place to 12th, skipping Maroons due to a superior goal difference.

Bright Stars who are yet to win in the last seven league games, go to 22 points but remain in ninth place.

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Next for SC Villa is a trip to face bitter rivals Vipers on Saturday at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. Bright Stars will host KCCA FC at Champions Stadium, Mwererwe.

Teams Used

SC Villa
Saidi Keni, Harishe Asuman, Moses Kiggundu, Derrick Ndahiro, Ashraf Mandela, Ibrahim Mugulusi, David Owori, Suleiman Majanjaro, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Bashir Mutanda, Ronald Magwali.

Bright Stars
Benson Wagima, Andrew Kaggwa, Derrick Ngoobi, Enoch Walusimbi, Samuel Sekitto, Suleiman Sebbunza, Alfrek Onek, Augustine Kacancu, Nelson Ssenkatuka, Kalisa Jamir, Dan Birikwalira