Jamil Kaliisa’s brace inspire Bright Stars past URA.

GLADYS ZAWEDDE

Youngster scored two goals as Bright stars eliminated URA FC 2-1 to seal a quarter final berth.

The striker broke lose through a shaky URA defense to Kajoba’s men in the lead in the 18th minute.

His goal sent the game into halftime with the visitors in the driving seat.

Coming back into the second period, Simbwa introduced Mathew Tayo Odongo for Charles Sempa who had missed chances and the notable one was at the end of the second half failing to convert a keeper to beat opportunity.

In the first minute of the second half Jamil Kaliisa exhibited a rare class of goal scoring instincts when let through by Nelson Senkatuka to extend Bright stars’ lead.

URA skipper Shafik Kagimu pulled one back for his side in the 80th minute by converting a penalty after Peter Lwasa was put down in the forbidden area.

Paul Kiwanuka assistant coach Bright Stars commended his side for the great spirit exhibited .

” It has been pay back time for us as we lost 2-0 to URA in our own backyard so we came here seeking for revenge, our opponents had good players but I am so grateful our players played their hearts out and I believe we deserved the result.”

” It is good to come back to winning ways since we had gone 8 matches without a win, we are going to build on this as we face our next opponent.”

Elsewhere it was pay back time also for Express FC who defeated Police FC 4-1 in spot kicks after normal play ending in a barren stalemate.

Bright Stars join Vipers SC, BUL FC , Kyetume FC, Proline FC, Wakiso Giants, Nebbi Central and Express FC on the quarter finals of Stanbic Uganda Cup.

URA XI

James Alitho (GK), Ronald Kigongo, Yeseri Waibi, Patrick Mbowa, Hudu Mulikyi, Sirajje Ssentamu, Shafik Kagimu, Said Kyeyune, Peter Lwasa, Joachim Ojera.

Subs
Nafian Alionzi (GK), Benjamin Nyakoojo, Mather Tayo Odongo, Moses Sseruyidde, Ronald Musana, Vitalis Tabu, Cromwell Rwothomio.

Bright Stars XI

Benson Wagima (GK), Brian Enzama, Aggrey Kirya, Derrick Ngobi, Enock Walusimbi, Samuel Sekitto, Sulaiman Ssebunza, Alfred Onek, Dan Birikwalira, Nelson Senkatuka (C), Jamil Kaliisa.

Subs
Simon Tamale (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Rajab Kakooza, Juma Katende, Henry Kiwanuka, Brian Kayanja, Farouk Katongole.

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