By: Gladys Zawedde
Bright Stars FC hosts Onduparaka FC at Champions Stadium Mwererwe on match day 10 of Azam Uganda Premier League.
This will be the third meeting between the two teams and Onduparaka FC is yet to score a goal in this fixture. The first time was at Champions Stadium Mwererwe on match day two of the 2016-2017 season and Onduparaka FC lost 2-0 goals scored by Saif Batte and Fred Ssegujja and on the return leg it ended in a goalless draw at Betway Green Light Stadium in Arua.
Bright Stars comes in this encounter after winning BUL FC home 1-0 with the lonely goal scored by Farouk Banga as Onduparaka FC drew with 10 man Mbarara City FC home at Betway Green Light Stadium Arua.
Onduparaka D D D W W
Bright Stars W W L D W
Bright Stars FC will rely on Hamza Muwonge, Farouk Banga and skipper Nelson Ssenkantuka to collect the maximum points. Coach Fred Kajooba and Nelson Ssenkantuka joined the rest of the camp after returning from national duty. The club has no injury concerns with all players fit for selection.
Onduparaka will count on goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato, Gaddafi Gadinho, Vianne Ssekajugo,Ceaser Okhuti and Alfred Leku to look for the maximum points away from home as they are to miss out skipper Toha Rashid who is sidelined with injuries as midfielder Ivan Mboowa is back after missing out against Mbarara City FC due to an injury he sustained as they played to a goalless draw against BUL FC in Kakindu
Coach Livingstone Mbabazi and goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato will be facing their former pay masters. Nicholas Ssebwato was a goalkeeper at Bright Stars FC last season and helped them survive relegation scoring two goals as coach Livingstone Mbabazi was once the head coach in the season of 2013-2014.
Bright Stars FC lies fourth with 14 points as Onduparaka FC is second with sixteen points and a win tomorrow sees them at top of the summit.