Bright Stars Football Club mounted a spirited comeback to edge Nyamityobora FC 3-2 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Wednesday.
Despite going down 2-0 at halftime, Bright Stars FC returned a better side in the second half to score three goals and eventually earned all three points.
Captain and striker Nelson Ssenkatuka attributed the remarkable fight back to the teammates who he says kept the belief even when they were trailing.
” It was a great comeback from the boys. We did not lose hope even after going down by two goals. We told ourselves to push on and we eventually managed to win. ” He said.
The energetic forward added that, the technical team told them to reshape and remained composed.
” The coaches at halftime told us to relax and get back our composure and when we scored the first goal, we started playing better and yearning for more goals.” added Ssenkatuka.
With three goals already to his name this season, the former KCCA FC and Proline FC striker told Chimpsports that his target this season is to score more than last season’s tally of 15.
” I thank God that I have had a good start. Three goals in two games is important but my target is to go past the goal tally I had last season.” he said.
Ssenkatuka was only two goals shy of the eventual top scorer Dan ‘Muzeeyi’ Sserunkuma of Vipers SC. He has had an upward spiral in the last three seasons scoring seven goals at KCCA FC in the 2015/16 season before improving to eleven when he joined Proline FC in the 2016/17 campaign.