Uganda Premier League
Bright Stars FC vs Mbarara City FC
Kavumba Recreation Grounds, Wakiso
Wednesday, 04-03-2020 @4:30pm
Bright Stars FC have been the surprise of the second half of the season so far.
After struggling and winning only one game in the first round, the Stars have seen their form take a positive turn.
Since the turn of the year, they have won 7 of their 11 outings in all competitions with 6 of those victories coming in the league.
As a consequence, they have climbed out of the relegation zone and now sit mid-table.
At the fore-front of that emphatic turn around is Paul Kiwanuka, a man that replaced Muhammad Kiseka in November.
Kiwanuka was worked his magic and is hoping that run of results continues.
“We have been blessed with a good run of results recently and it is something we would like to continue with, noted Kiwanuka ahead of the game against Mbarara City on Wednesday.
“The players are in good spirits and working with them everyday, i see they are always hungry for more victories.
“We will be hoping to win as many games as possible so as to finish in the best spot possible.”
Despite the good run of form, Bright Stars heads into Wednesday’s encounter on the back of a 2-1 loss at SC Villa last week.
The defeat to the Jogoos was just their second since the turn of thw year with the other coming at the hands of URA FC on January 18.
Bright Stars’ opponents Mbarara City will be hoping to make it two victories in as many games.
The Ankole Lions powered past BUL FC in their last game thanks to a Hilary Mukundane free kick.
This was a welcome victory for Brian Ssenyondo’s side who had gone two games minus winning, losing 3-4 to Kyetume FC and drawing 1-1 with Ondiparaka FC.
With Bright Stars looking good and Mbarara coming off a victory, it will be some contest at Njeru.
This will be the 7th meeting between the two sides since September 2017.
In thw past five match-ups, either side has won once with the other three all ending in draws.
This fixture has never produced an away victory with all the two triumphs coming at home.
Last season, Mbarara City FC took four points off Bright Stars including a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture after winning 2-1 at Kakyeka.
The first meeting between the two sides this season ended in a 0-0 draw.
Bright Stars head into the game having lost only one of their last six league games (W4 D1).
At home, Paul Kiwanuka’s side have won all of their last five games.
For Mbarara City, they head into the encounter having won three of their past seven league games (D2 L2).
However, away from home, they have won only a single game all season (D4 L8).
The other game to be played on Wednesday
-BUL FC vs Onduparaka FC