Bright Stars – SC Victoria Keeping the Focus


cheapest geneva;”>Bright Stars made history 10 days back by qualifying for Uganda’s top tier league with a 2-1 win over visitors Wandegeya.

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This is the first time a team from Kawempe had managed to reach the Super League after producing arguably the best of Uganda’s footballing talents in Mujid Musisi and Red Bull Salzburg defender Ibrahim Ssekajja among other greats.

Founded in 1998, Bright Stars who won Kawempe first division 2010/11, the Kampala Regional league 2011/12 enroute to the clinching promotion to the Super League as Rwenzori Group champions in 2012/13 season completing a hugely successful fate for such a young team.

Bright Stars will wait to make more headlines on Tuesday when they face established side, SC Victoria University in the Uganda Cup quarterfinal.

However, the Super League newbies are not being carried away by their impressive performances over the current season but captain Bernard Muwanga says that they are not getting carried away neither are they scared of a tight schedule.

“It’s a tight game and things can change at any time, so we are not even thinking of even how good the recent days have been for us.”

We have prepared well and so focused ensuring we don’t make mistakes that will cost us our dream of making the final,” Muwanga told Chimpreports.

At Alex Isabirye’s SC Victoria University, loanee Razak Ewatu isn’t being fooled by Bright Stars recent league status ahead of Tuesday’s game.

The midfielder says SCVU is well aware of the threat posed by the newly promoted side considering they topped the Big League standings to gain automatic qualification to the super league.

“It’s going to be an even interesting game than our previous one,” he said.

“We are playing a motivated side and we can’t undermine them. They could be really determined to prove their status since they are now promoted.

“But we’ve just got to make sure we’re up for it on the day and hopefully we’ll get the result that we need.”

Ewatu has notched three starts in three previous games and with SCVU winning all, he believes the team has touched the right knob after a sloppy spell in March.

“We have worked out were we had shortfalls and the results are beginning to come.

“Personally, I am playing well. Doing as am told to do and yes, as a team we are doing well.

“Everybody now knows that if we win our next league games, we can finish in a good place. But mostly, the league cup is our focus.

“And I don’t think we would want to see that get out of our hands just yet.

Meanwhile, the venue and date for the Big League final between Bright Stars and CRO has been changed.

The new venue was today announced as Mehta Stadium in Lugazi about 30 miles from Kampala instead of Bugembe in Jinja.

The match that was slotted for a May 4th date has also been pulled two days back to May 2rd raising fears the newly promoted Super League club will be fatigued to play two important games in a space of 48 hours.


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