Onduparaka, Bright Stars share spoils in physical duel

  • Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars
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Action between Onduparaka and Bright Stars at the Green Light Stadium

Onduparaka and Bright Stars Football Clubs each earned a point in the non-scoring stalemate played at the Green Light Stadium in Arua on Tuesday evening.

In a physical game of limited scoring opportunities for the two sides, no goal dividend was witnessed by the close of business for the 90 minutes.

Goalkeeper Nicholas Sebwato, facing his immediate former club was in top form with good command of the back-line as he thwarted efforts from Nelson Senkatuka and Alfred Onek.

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Nelson Senkatuka gets closer in one of the half chances created

On the other hand, Bright Stars veteran goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge, returning to the starting line up since kick off of the league also proved good authority throughout the game, taming on colour Viane Ssekajugo, Samson Ceaser Okhuti and company.

Onduparaka skipper Rashid Toha exhibited stability after recovering from an ankle injury suffered weeks ago.

There was a nasty moment in the game where Bright Stars’ left back Dan Birikwalira (on loan from Vipers) was stretchered off following a tackle from behind incident and he needed quick medication attention from medics at Arua Regional Referral Hospital after losing two teeth.

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Bright Stars Dan Birikwalira stretchered off


In a bid to exert pressure and earn the desired result, the two sides made respective amendments to the team in action.

Living Kabon, Gaddafi Gadinho and Remex Kasozi (formerly at Bright Stars) were introduced by the home team head coach Mwebaze for Nicholas Kagaba, Oscar Agaba and Samon Ceaser Okhuti respectively.

Fred Kajoba, at the helm of Bright Stars threw on Brian Kayanja for Alfred Onek and a forced change where the injured Birikwaliira was rushed to hospital and in came former Vipers Junior team player Methiodius Jjunju.

2018-19 Uganda Premier League

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Form Next
1 5 4 1 0 9 4 5 13
2 4 3 1 0 6 1 5 10
3 5 3 1 1 7 3 4 10
4 5 3 1 1 6 2 4 10
5 5 2 3 0 4 1 3 9

For a point earned, Bright Stars maintained their 6th position as Onduparaka dropped to fourth because BUL won 2-1 away to Maroons.

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Bright Stars XI vs Onduparaka. They face Kirinya-Jinja S.S next this Saturday

Next matches:

Onduparaka travels to face Tooro United meanwhile Bright Stars hosts Kirinya Jinja SS at the Champions Stadium in Mwererwe this Saturday, 3rd November 2018.

Team Line ups:

Onduparaka XI: Nicholas Sebwato (G.K), Denis Okot Oola, Rashid Okocha, Rashid Toha, Richard Ayiko, Oscar Agaba, Nicholas Kagaba, Fred Agandu, Abel Eturude, Viane Sekajugo, Samson Ceaser Okhuti

Subs: Richard Anyama (G.K), Hassan Muhamood, Faizul Ibrahim, Gadinho Gadafi, Kabon Living, Amis Muwonge, Ramex Kasozi

Bright Stars XI: Hamza Muwonge (G.K), Andrew Kaggwa, Enock Walusimbi, Innocent Assimwe, Farouk Katongole, Juma Ssebaduka, Augustine Kacancu, Henry Kiwanuka, Nelson Senkatuka, Alfred Onek, Dan Birikwalira

Subs: Simon Tamale (G.K), Derrick Ngoobi, Brian Kayanja, Juma Katende, Sulaiman Ssebunza, Methodius Juugu

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The match referees with team captains moments prior to kick off

Match officials

  • Center Referee: Ali Kaddu
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Christopher Kugonza
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Junior Kasenge
  • 4th Official: Patrick Kunihira
  • Match Commissioner: Amin Bbosa Nkono

Other Match Day 5 Results

  • SC Villa FC 0-0 URA FC
  • Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars
  • Nyamityobora FC 1-2 Police FC
  • Ndejje University FC FC 1-0 Paidha Black Angels SC
  • Kirinya Jinja SSS FC 2-2 Vipers SC

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