Bright stars Football Club assistant coach Paul Kiwanuka was irked by the way in which his team lost to Vipers SC on Tuesday.
The thrilling game played at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende saw Vipers SC edge Bright Stars FC 3-2 with the main talking point being about the match officials.
Centre referee Muzamir Tulu, his assistants Hakim Mulindwa, Dick Okello and Shamira Nabadda (fourth official) plus referees’ assessor Catherine Adipo got all the attention in the closing stages of the game with questionable decisions.
Despite Fred Kajjoba the Bright Stars FC head coach being present in the post-match press briefing, he declined to make a comment about the incidents and instead his assistant addressed the media.
“It is really unfortunate that we lost all three points but not in a manner that is deserving. We played to our best efforts but the people given the powers to officiate games did not do their role,” said Kiwanuka.
before adding,” If the league goes on with such regrettable scenes, then the future is doomed for us.”
Asked whether his side were not just wasteful in the various chances they got to kill off the game, Kiwanuka noted that still they would not lose all three points if the referees officiated well.
“When a team is wasteful do you punish them by unfair decisions?” Kiwanuka furiously asked.
Nelson Ssenkatuka and John Kokas Opejo scored for the Kawempe based side but second half goals from substitutes Steven Mukwala and Tom Masiko condemned them to a loss. Earlier on, Brian Nkuubi had put Vipers SC in the lead.
The loss leaves Bright Stars FC in 11th place on 26 points.