Onduparaka held by Bright stars to a goalless stalemate 

Onduparaka’s Abel Eturude evades a challenge from Dan Birikwalira of Bright stars (Onduparaka media photo)

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA 

Onduparaka failed to overcome a well organized Bright Stars side and settled for a barren draw in their own backyard.

For the third consecutive time in the league, Bright Stars leave Arua without scoring a goal since 2016-17 season.

On the pitch, there was less action to write home about save for Dan Birikwalira’s nasty injury deep in the second period.

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The Bright Stars left back unfortunately landed awkwardly after an aerial challenge and was subsequently stretchered off to the ambulance for emergency medical attention.

Asaph Mwebaze had made only two changes from the starting eleven that had convincingly beat Kirinya JSS last week. That is Rashid Toha and Oscar Agaba.

Toha (free kick) and Fred Agandu had their efforts miss target by inches.

At the start of second half, Kabon Living replaced Nicholas Kagaba before Gadaffi Gadinho got a feel by replacing Agaba.

On the other half Bright Stars and their inspirational skipper Nelson Senkatuka had a silent and limited evening.

Ceaser Okhuti was also withdrawn for Remex Kasozi who was facing his former paymasters but couldn’t make any impact in the remaining 7 minutes.

Bright Stars also brought on Brian Kayanja for Alfred Onek in the closing stages of the game.

The result sees Onduparaka fall to 4th on level with 3rd placed BUL , whereas Bright stars maintain their 6th spot pending Mbarara city’s result against KCCA FC on Wednesday.

Both teams will be back in action on Saturday- 3rd – November as Onduparaka FC will be playing Tooro United and Bright Stars plays Kirinya Jinja SS.

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