Stanbic Uganda Cup
Saturday April 16th
Bright Stars 1-0 KCCA FC
Bright Stars advanced to the semi finals of the ongoing Stanbic Uganda Cup following their 1-0 win over KCCA FC in a game held at Kavumba on Sunday.
Substitute Nordin Bunjo’s second half strike was enough as the Stars advanced to the next stage.
Bunjo collected in from Kasinde before sending a powerful effort into the top corner that beat goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan.
KCCA’S Congolese born forward Tshiungu Kankonde missed a penalty in the second half as they bowed out in pain.
The Loss ends KCCA’S journey in this year’s Uganda Cup and the final nail in head coach Morley Byekwaso.
It was a good day for Bright Stars, who looked solid throughout the entire game.
On Sunday, there was less to write about throughout the opening 45 minutes as both sides failed to create clear cut chances.
But after the break, both sides started opening in search for the opener.
Bright Stars head coach Asaph Mwebaze made one change introducing in Bunjo for Kato Kizanyiro, a move that later paid off.
And with three minutes past the hour mark, Bunjo showed composure after collecting in from Kasinde to send in a powerful shot into the top corner of the roof for the game’s opening goal.
Three minutes later, KCCA had a chance to level matters from the spot after Mato was fouled in the area by Ibrahim Kasinde.
But Kankonde sent a weak effort that was saved by Bright Stars goalkeeper Hassan Matovu.
The scenes were disturbing as KCCA bench and fans initially shouted Moses Waiswa’s name, asking the midfielder to take the penalty but he shied away from the responsibility.
And there on, KCCA tried to stage a come back but failed to break a solid Bright Stars defence.
Waiswa and Okello both came close but couldn’t find a breakthrough.
And in the end, Bright Stars held on to pick a needed result.
They now join Vipers, Police FC and Adjumani TC FC at the semi final stage in the ongoing Stanbic Uganda Cup competition.
Its the second successive season that KCCA FC bow out of this competition in the hands of Bright Stars.
Bright Stars – Sanon Mulabi GK, Odongo Jonathan, Omony Kaka Denis, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, Alex Mandela, Fiat Cleophas, Loki Emmanuel, Kasinde Ibrahim, Kato Kizanyiro, Nelson Senkatuuka
KCCA FC- Benjamin Ochan GK, Geoffrey Wasswa, Denis Iguma, Mustafa Mujuzi, Mustafa Kizza, Saidi Mayanja, Julius Poloto, Moses Waiswa, Allan Okello, Rogers Mato, Muhammad Shaban