Wednesday, 13, April.
Tooro United 1-2 Bright Stars.
Wakiso Giants 1-2 Express.
Rock bottom Tooro United’ chances to stay in the Uganda Premier League suffered a latest blow after a 2-1 loss to fellow strugglers Bright Stars at Buhinga.
First half goals from Loki Emmanuel and Derrick Ngobi handed the Visitors a hard fought win.
Captain Apollo Kagogwe’s late penalty, just proved to be a consolation for now “toothless” roaring Lions who extended their winless run to nine matches.
Tooro, on 10 points, must win their five remaining matches and pray that three of SC Villa (25), Police (24), Bright Stars (24) and Mbarara City (22) do not exceed 25 points.
With a game in hand and their only second away win, Bright Stars retained 14th position, tied on 24 points with Police FC who is in 13th position.
The Stars dominated the proceedings straight away and in just 10 minutes, Loki found the opener when he pulled a brilliant header at the end of Odongo’s cross.
Earlier after five minutes, Ibrahim Kasinde had missed a simple tap-in after being few micro seconds late at the end of Ngobi’s cross.
Ngobi stretched Lukyamuzi into the top left corner after receiving from Mugume to double visitors leader with a super cool finish.
Mugume’s chance to make it 3-0 went few inches wide before Janjali’s on target shot was blocked by Docca to end the opening 45 at 2-0 in visitors favour.
The.Visitors came back more stronger in the last stanza but hosts proved a little bit solid in defence than in first half, all in the name of damage control after hear their gaffer on touch line, telling them not to concede more goals.
In the space of three minute inside the opening 10 minutes of the restart saw so both Janjali and Ngobi clear headers off Marvin Youngman and Kasinde’s crosses going over the bar
In 60 minute, what would mark Ngobi’s first brace after a fine control of Kasinde’s assist, was ruled out for offside.
The hosts turned out to be lively in the last 20 minute, where Muhammad Nsereko’ long range fire power was parried out into a corner in 73rd minute before again Were pulling out another save to deny Hussien Mwanje two minutes later.
Tooro’s pressure paid off in 77th minute when captain Kagogwe pulled one back from a spot kick following a foul on Isaac Mpagi in forbidden area.
At the death of the game hosts were denied what would be a deserved equalizer when Ngobi cleared Mark Nsubaga attempt off the line to give visitors what proved to be a hard fought win at the end.
Rock bottom Tooro who almost have nothing left to play for, will pay a visit to Bombo to play UPDF in their next fixture, next Tuesday.
Bright Stars will back in action in Wakiso Derby, next Wednesday when they host Wakiso Giants at Kavumba.
Tooro United – Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Apollo Kagogwe, Rashid Lubega, Musa Doca, Adrine Sserugo, Ronald Kayondo, Mohammed Nsereko, Gerald Lubanjwa, Mark Nsubuga, Mohammed Ssenoga, Isaac Mpagi
Bright Stars – Emmanuel Were, Jonathan Odongo, Derrick Ngombi,Warren Buule, Allan Katwe, Fiat Cleophus, Ibrahim Kasinde, Marvin Joseph, Yasin Mugume, Emmanuel Loki, Joseph Janjali.