Wednesday, October 26
*URA FC 2-2 Bright Stars – Nakisunga Saza ground
Bright Stars came from two goals down to deny URA in a 2-2 entertaining draw in a league game played at Nakisunga in Mukono.
Goals from Skipper Nelson Ssenkatuuka and Emmanuel Loki handed Bright Stars a point.
URA had taken a 2-0 lead through James Begisa and George Ssenkaaba and we’re on course for a win before the Visitors staged a guarantee fight.
It’s the fifth draw from as many games for Asaph Mwebaze’s side but this will feel like a victory against a team that finished third last season.
URA FC had quite a huge number of absentees from their first team squad but managed to dominate early exchanges.
George Ssenkaaba had a better chance to put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute but his shot was parried away by goalkeeper Hassan Matovu.
With the first half nearly coming to an end, defender James Begisa put the hosts ahead with his first goal for the club.
The defender headed home from close range after the keeper had kept out a thunderbolt freekick from Saidi Kyeyune.
And four minutes into the second half, URA looked like they had sealed the win when Ssenkaaba doubled the advantage with a close range finish after the keeper had spilled Ibrahim Dada’s effort.
Captain Ssenkatuuka started the come back when he slotted in an unguarded net after Goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian had initially denied Loki.
Ssenkatuka would have levelled matters few minutes after but his goal-bound bicycle kick was kept out by defender Benjamin Nyakoojo.
But they were not to be denied with a minute on clock when Loki headed in a good cross from Jonathan Odong.
What next – Bright Stars will return in action at home against SC Villa at the start of next month whereas URA will be up against Wakiso Giants in their next UPL fixture.
How both teams lined up
URA FC XI – Nafian Alionzi (GK), James Begisa, Eric Ssenjobe, Patrick Mbowa, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Najib Fesali, Saidi Kyeyune,Vainne Ssekajugo, Kabon Living, Ibrahim Dada, George Ssenkaaba
Bright Stars XI – Hassan Matovu (GK), Bob Olouch, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, Fiat Cleophus, Alex Mandela, Sharif Nsereko, Yasmin Mugume, Nelson Ssenkatuuka, Noordin Bunjo, Kyeyune Medi