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UPL: Onduparaka Boosted By Quintet Return Ahead Of Bright Stars Tie

Tuesday, October 29
Onduparaka FC vs Bright Stars

Onduparaka FC will play host to the visiting Bright Stars in match day five of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The tie, which is one of the six to be played on the day, will go underway at GreenLight Stadium in Arua.

The hosts have been boosted by the return of five of their key players for this game.

Captain Fantastic: Rashid Toha. Onduparaka FC media

The caterpillars will welcome back five of their players who have been on the sidelines, it was confirmed in a press briefing held on Tuesday.

Team captain Toha Rashid who scored the lone goal as the side picked all points in Namboole against SC Villa is one of the five returnees from a minor set back.

It was reported that Allan Busobozi was cleared of his licence, Shotstopper Anyama Richard and midfielders Ibrahim Faizul and Oscar Agaba also returned to full training.

Coach Asaph

The Arua based side will miss the services of Solomon Okwalinga, Adriko Gasper, Malish Jamal and Gadaffi Wahab.

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The visitors on the hand have already besieged the West Nile and the team held light and final training at Muni University of Technoscience in Arua ahead of the tie.

Coach Asaph positive:

Here are the excerpts from Onduparaka FC coach’s views ahead of the game:

“It was not surprising we won in Jinja but it was surprising we lost at home because we were in control in both games.

“Because our fans are not used to losing at home, all we need to do is maybe teach them a few things or two.The home record is something to be proud of but what we have to work at is getting trophies home. Losing at home is part of the game

“We would rather lose 2 games at home and win the trophy than win at home and lose the trophy. I came here to win something Inform of Trophies.”

Bright Stars team in training. Bright Stars media

The Road so far:

Onduparaka find themselves in third place on the log with 9 points out of a possible 12.

The Caterpillars lost 2-0 to KCCA FC in Arua, and have beaten up on Nyamityobora, Villa and Kirinya Jinja.

The team will look at Ssekajugo Vianney as a source of goals – The small forward has collected three goals so far in the league.

The visitors on the other hand stand sixth on the log with 7 points from four league games.

The team opened up with victories against Maroons and Nyamityobora before a goalless draw with Villa and a 2-0 loss against KCCA.

Kajoba will bank on his fast striker Nelson Ssenkatuka for goals – The captain has three goals including a brace against Maroons.

Coach Kajoba (middle – black attire) talking to his boys

Head to Head

This is going to be the fifth league meeting between these two sides in topflight.

Four games – Onduparaka has won once and as many draws and lost the other two.

Bright Stars are yet to score a goal against Onduparaka in Arua, in the two visits.

The Four meetings

25/05/18 Onduparaka 2-0 Bright Stars
15/11/17 Bright Stars 2-1 Onduparaka
07/03/17 Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars
23/08/16 Bright Stars 2-0 Onduparaka

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