Uganda Premier League: Bright Stars FC Stage Comeback To Defeat Kirinya Jinja SS

Uganda Premier League
Kirinya Jinja SS 1-2 Bright Stars FC
Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe

Bright Stars became only the third team to pick maximum points against Kirinya Jinja at Kyabazinga stadium this season. The other two are Soana and KCCA FC winning with an identical score of 1-0.

Fred Kajjoba’s charges needed to come from a goal down to secure a 2-1 victory including the winner coming at the death of the clock.

Faizal Muwawu fired the home side into an early lead but a goal apiece by skipper and current top scorer Nelson Ssenkatuka and defender Andrew Kaggwa were enough to help the stars shine.

Muwawu got the opener for the home side ten minutes into the game as Charles Ayieko’s charges got a good start.

However the school side suffered an injury blow three minutes to the mandatory break with striker Musa Esenu going off and his place was taken up by Cameroonian midfielder Landry Makon.

The visitors stepped up their efforts in the second stanza and were awarded a penalty by centre referee Muzamiru Tulu two minutes to the hour mark when defender Willy Macro fouled Ssenkatuka inside the area.

The powerful forward stepped up to convert from the resultant penalty to level matters and take his goal tally to 13 this season.


Macro later limped off after sustaining an injury in the process and was replaced by Nesta Sabir. Later on Anthony Mayanja came on for Joel Madondo.

The visitors on the other hand brought on John Kokas Opejo, Moses Okot and Jimmy ‘Kachanga’ Kakooza for Brian Enzama, Mahad Kisekka and Enock Walusimbi in that order.

With a minute to play in normal time right back Andrew Kaggwa grabbed the winner for the visitors and the first victory for Bright Stars FC against Kirinya Jinja SS.

The result leaves Kirinya in 5th place on 38 points while Bright Stars move to seventh on 33 points.

Kirinya Jinja SS Starting XI
Emmanuel Rubangkene, Allan Drajua, Ismail Kawawulo, Willy Macro, Livingstone Mulondo,Godfrey Akol,George Kasonko,Faizal Muwawu, Joel Madondo, Fred Amaku, Musa Esenu

Bright Stars Starting XI
Hamza Muwonge (GK), Hakim Sekito, Joshua Kawaddwa, Moses Okot, Kokas Opejo, Jimmy Kakooza, Farouk Banga Wagima (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Sam Sekito, Enork Walusimbi, Farouk Katongole, Akram Kakembo, Sulaiman Sebunza, Brian Enzama, Nelson Senkatuka, Henry Kiwanuka, Mahad Kiseka

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