Busoga United Vs Bright Stars: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Monday, December 5
*Busoga United Vs Bright Stars – Kakindu, 4pm

Team News

  • Busoga United set to miss first choice goalkeeper Michael Lutaaya who got injured in the BUL game, Ssekandi Andrew might start in goal.
  • Franco Balabala and Dan Ssewava are not with the team
  • Mpata Rashid is back, he had lost a parent and that’s why he missed the previous match.
  • For Bright Stars, Denis Omony Kaka is back from yellow cards suspension after he picked his third against Express
  • Ashraf Mulindi who missed the previous game against BUL, remains a doubt

Probable Lineups

Busoga United – Andrew Ssenkandi, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Kintu, Laban Tibita, Derrick Basoga, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Moses Logono, Fredrick Ngalo, Isaac Doka Mweru, Dickson Niwamanya, Nicholas Mwere

Bright Stars – Hassan Matovu, Jonathan Odongo, Jafar Kaziro, Warren Buule, Andy Kyambadde, Derrick Kiggundu, Alex Mandela, Noordin Bunjo, Emmanuel Loki, Ibrahim Kasinde, Nelson Ssenkatuka

Preview: Bright Stars Banking on Recent Form

Bright Stars will be banking on their recent form when they visit Busoga United on Monday in a league game at Kakindu in Jinja.

Asaph Mwebaze’s charges are firing on all cylinders having won their last three league games.

The run started with a 2-1 run over Onduparaka before 2-0 back-to-back victories against Express and BUL.

Key to those wins has been Nelson Senkatuka who is the joint-leading goalscorer this season with six goals, five of those have come in the last three games!

Senkatuka missed the first games at the club and has now scored more goals than anyone except joint leaders Alex Kitata (Gaddafi) and Yunus Sentamu (Vipers).

And the respected forward who relies on pace and accuracy in front of goal, will be fancying his chances to find the back of the net.

He has got three man of the match accolades this season, and if he remains fit, Bright Stars will be a good contender for the top places this season.

For the hosts, they come into this one desperate for a win having registered only one – against Onduparaka in Bombo – in seven games.

They have lost twice on the bounce including a 2-0 defeat against BUL in the Busoga derby.

Their last game at Kakindu was a 3-0 loss against Express, a match they lost by forfeiture after Allan Kayiwa’s goal was greeted by crowd trouble.

FUFA Disciplinary panel went to deduct three points and three goals from those already accumulated by the club and that has left the club second from the bottom with just three points.

Having survived relegation last season by a whisker, work is cut out by Busoga United this campaign but they have to take advantage of home games first to grind out results.

Both games ended in a draw last season, goalless when Busoga hosted while the second fixture ended 1-1; Anwar Ntege rescued a point for Busoga United after Joseph Janjali had put Bright Stars ahead.

Head to Head

2021/22
Bright Stars 1-1 Busoga
Busoga United 0-0 Bright Stars.

2020/21
*Bright Stars Vs Busoga United (abandoned to covid-19)
*Busoga United 1-1 Bright Stars

2019/20
*Bright Stars 3-0 Busoga United
*Busoga United 3-1 Bright Stars

2018/19
*Busoga United 2-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 4-1 Busoga United

2017/18
*Busoga United 1-2 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 2-1 Busoga United

2016/17
*Bright Stars 0-0 Busoga United
*Busoga United 1-1 Bright Stars

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