Tuesday, October 4
*Bright Stars 0-0 Maroons
Wednesday, October 5
*Busoga United Vs Blacks Power – Kakindu
Friday, October 7
*Onduparaka Vs SC Villa – Bombo
Saturday, October 8
*Express Vs URA – Wankulukuku
*BUL Vs UPDF – Njeru
Sunday, October 9
*Arua Hill Vs KCCA – Barifa
Visitors Maroons FC forced hosts Bright Stars to yet another goalless draw in the first match of UPL week two played at Kavumba Recreation Grounds.
The results handed Bright Stars a back to back goalless draw after the same result they had in the opener against Vipers.
It wasn’t a result expected from highly anticipated Teacher (Asaph Mwebaze) Vs Student (Senfuma) encounter, and the hosts will feel disappointed.
Maroons will enjoy the top of table with four points for now, having beaten Busoga United 5-0 in the opener.
It was a very sloppy start from both sides compared to their last performances in their respective openers.
Bright Stars had the first chance of the afternoon when Meddie Kyeyune’s free-kick at the edge of Maroons box went flew inches over the bar.
Issa Bugembe had a close attempt to test former team-mate Simon Tamale for the opener after a good release from Sam Ssenyonjo, but his finish was poor.
New signing Noordin Bunjo had a couple of chances to put the hosts up front but he misfired on both occasions including a simple tap in off Senyonjo’s beautiful assist.
Maroons on the other hand, couldn’t buy a single chance in the first stanza.
With just five minute into the half, Kyeyune’s dangerous cross failed to find teammate Ssenyonjo and it was cleared away by Godwin kitagenda into a corner.
Shortly after, Kyeyune’s swinging cross kissed the crossbar as the Visitors survived.
Substitute Frank Kato who came in for Bunjo, tried his luck just outside the box but his shot went over the bar.
Goalkeeper Tamale was called into action when he parried Mandela’s header before denying Kasinde to score from a rebound.
With twelve minutes left to play, Maroons came a little bit close to breaking the deadlock but Abraham Tusubira couldn’t provide a better finish from Fred Amaku’s corner-kick and both sides settled for just a point.
Bright Stars will visit another newbie in Blacks Power in their next fixture next Tuesday, while Maroons will host Wakiso Giant on the same day.
Bright Stars – Hassan Matovu, Andrew Kyambadde, Warren Buule, Noordin Bunjo, Issa Bugembe, Ashraf Mulindi, Samuel Ssenyonjo, Denis Kaka Omony, Muhammad Kyeyune, Jonathan Odongo, Cleophas Fiat.
Maroons – Simon Tamale, David Ndihabwe, Sula Mpanga, Godwin Kitagenda, Patrick Bayiga, Jacob Okao, Norman Odipio, Isaac Mpagi, Fred Amaku, Tezikya Lawrence, Solomon Walusimbi.