Saturday, April 30
•Bright Stars 1-0 Gaddafi
•BUL 0-0 Onduparaka
Derrick Ngobi’s 3rd-minute goal was the difference as Bright Stars beat Gaddafi in UPL game played at Kavumba.
The hard fought win pushes Bright Stars six points above relegation.
It’s also sweet revenge following the exact score defeat in the reverse fixture at Gaddafi Arena.
It was also a third straight win for Bright Stars, who have jumped from 12th to 10th on the log with 30 points.
The visitors suffered their third straight loss and there will be a lot going in their heads as they cross the Nile back to Jinja, as they continue to move closer to the red zone.
Bright Stars got the perfect start they wished for after dominating the proceedings straight away.
Ngobi who played in the left back, headed hosts upfront from a well calculated Yasin Mugume cross after only three minutes into the game.
At half an hour mark, Jamaldine Buchochera made a good clearance when he headed away Ngobi’s header off the goal line before Emmanuel Loki’s diving header missed the net by few inches wide as Bright Stars continued to show early intent.
Just before half time Marvin Youngman was put through by Nelson Ssenkantuuka but shot wide with a keeper to beat.
The Visitors only first half chance saw Brian Kalumba in 23rd minute saw his effort equally denied by Derrick Were.
In the second stanza, both sides looked blunt, flat and clueless more especially in the final third.
The only clear chances of the hosts in second half fell to Loki in 62nd minute when he fired Ssenkantuuka’s square pass few inches wide at far post before Mugume wasting a good free kick awarded at the edge of the box six minutes later.
With 15 minutes to play, goalkeeper Were brilliantly defended his side’s lead when he spilled Paul Musamali’s freekick.
Bright Stars will come back in action after only two days to play their rescheduled fixture slated on Monday against KCCA at Lugogo.
Gadaffi who slipped to 12th on 28 points, just four above relegation, will host Tooro United next Friday.
Bright Stars – Emmanuel Derrick Were, Jonathan Odong, Derrick Ngoobi, Warren Buule, Allan Katwe, Fiat Cleophas, Marvin Youngman, Emmanuel Loki, Nelson Senkatuka, Joseph Janjali, Yasin Mugume.
Subs – Simon Tamale, Andrew Kyambadde, Kazuto Kushida, Ibrahim Kasinde, Junju Methodious, Denis Omony, Derrick Kiggundu.
Gaddafi – Paul Mujampwani, Frank One, Andrew Waiswa, Musamali Paul, Isaac Isinde, Buchochera Jamaldin, Wills Otongo, Richard Basangwa, Sserwadda Nazir, Muwawu Faisal, Brian Muwawu
Subs – Ronald Mutebi, Steven Munguchi, Ronald Bithum, Umar Kyeyune, Amos Kirya, Sam Kintu, Charles Sebutinde.