STANBIC UGANDA CUP: Bright stars aim for maiden semi final as they visit Nebbi

GLADYS ZAWEDDE

Nebbi Central Vs Bright Stars
Venue: Luo grounds Nebbi
Date: Saturday 9th- Match
Kick-off : 3:00pm

Fresh from losing to Maroons in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League 1-0, Bright Stars make a long trip to play Nebbi Central in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

The home side also nicknamed the Royal blues play in the Elgon group of the FUFA Big League and will be playing their first ever Uganda Cup quarter final.

It is the second time in history Bright Stars has made it to the quarter finals the first being in 2015 where they lost to fellow top flight side BUL FC.

Nebbi Central defeated Buganda regional side Nkambi Coffee 1-0 to make it to the quarter finals.

Bright Stars ejected URA FC at Mandela National Stadium Namboole in a game which ended 2-1 courtesy of Jamil Kaliisa’s brace with skipper Shafik Kagimu pulling one back for the home side.

Nebbi Central’s star player Victor Aweko will be facing his former paymasters having featured for the Fred Kajoba coached side two seasons ago.

Captain Julius Choka, Osman Miraji and Victor Aweko will be the men to watch for the West Nile club.

Jamil Kaliisa, Nelson Ssenkatuka and Benson Wagima will have to be at their best to ensure that their side make it to the maiden semi final.

The guests are likely to miss out the services of defender Enock Walusimbi who is doubtful as he is still nursing an injury.

Bright Stars will be playing their third successive away Cup tie this season after visits to Bumatte FC, URA FC and now Nebbi Central.

The game will kick off at 3:00pm to provide room for extra time and the overall winner will be the first team to make it to the semi finals.

Full Fixtures

Saturday 9th March- Nebbi Central Vs Bright Stars – Luo grands Nebbi.
Sunday 10th March- Kyetume United Vs Wakiso Giants- Nakisunga Grounds.
Monday 11th- March – Express FC Vs BUL FC – Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku.
Tuesday 12th- March- Proline Vs Vipers SC- StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.

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