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UPL: Bright Stars Target First Win Against KCCA

Featured Image: KCCA’s Muwadda Mawejje (left) fighting for the ball with Bright Stars’ fullback Dan Birikwaliro. Courtesy photo

Saturday, February 9
Bright Stars Vs KCCA FC, 4:00 PM
(Champions Stadium, Mwererwe)

Bright Stars will be aiming to get their first league victory against KCCA FC as the sides face off at Champions Stadium in Mwererwe.

Bright Stars, founded in 1997, were promoted to the Uganda Super League (read Uganda Premier League) after winning the FUFA Big League in 2012-13.

In their top flight stay, the Matugga based side are yet to record a league victory against KCCA FC.

They have faced KCCA FC on eleven different occasions and the best they have got are two draws; 0-0 in 2017 at Lugogo and 1-1 in 2015 at Champions Stadium.

KCCA have taken the lion’s share to say the least, beating up on the side nine times.

The reverse fixture this season, Filbert Obenchan and Patrick Kaddu scored in either half to give KCCA a 2-0 win at Lugogo.

Last season in Mwererwe, Derrick Nsibambi and Paul Mucureezi scored for KCCA to win 2-1, John Kokas Opejo scored for Bright Stars.

The boggy fixture comes at a wrong time for the hosts who have not only won a league game in 2019 but since December 1st when they beat Paidha 3-0 in Arua.

Bright stars have gone eight league games without tasting victory – four draws and as many losses.

Fred Kajoba’s charges have won five games this season and sit ninth on the 16 team log with 22 points. The side held Villa to a one all draw at Namboole in their last league game.

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KCCA on the other hand, will hope that history repeats itself as they visit Matugga if they are to keep their place on the summit.

Our team has always been preparing well, no change in preparations we are just ready to go and do our best to see that we win the game,” commented Coach Byekwaso.

We are having problems of putting the ball at the back of the net but I think that we have worked so well and we hope to open the door this time.”

The 12 time league winners will continue to miss out on head coach Mike Mutebi who is serving his four game ban – Morley Byekwaso will deputise as usual.

KCCA who are yet to concede a goal in their last three league games, will be without long term absentees in Saddam Juma, Gift Ali, Acahi Herbert and Eric Ssenjobe.

Head to head

2018/19
KCCA 2-0/Bright Stars

2017/18
Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA
KCCA 0-0 Bright Stars

2016/17
KCCA 2-1 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA

2015/16
Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA
KCCA 1-0 Bright Stars

2014/15
Bright Stars 1-1 KCCA
KCCA 1-0 Bright Stars

2013/14
Bright Stars 1-3 KCCA
KCCA 4-1 Bright Stars