UPL: Bright Stars edge KCCA FC with a 1-0 victory

KCCA FC lost the final game of the first round 1-0 to Bright Stars FC away in Kavumba on Tuesday evening.

Loki Emmanuel’s second-half strike was the difference in the game.

The game’s first chance fell to Allan Okello but his curling shot was parried wide by Bright Stars’ custodian Hassan Matovu after a quarter of an hour.

In the 26th minute, Obenchan’s inch-perfect cross in the hosts’ box was missed by forward Kankonde.

KCCA FC custodian Derrick Ochan was called into action to deny Bright Stars’ Fiat at the half-hour mark.

Bright Stars’ Ivan Irinimbabazi was cautioned for a foul on KCCA FC forward Muhammad Shaban in the 37th minute.

Two minutes after the restart, Kagawa was fouled a meter outside the box. Kankonde’s stepped up to take the free kick but his effort was saved by Bright Stars’ Matovu.

In the 52nd minute, Waiswa’ free kick was headed wide by Kankonde off the upright with the goal at his mercy.

At the hour mark, Faisal Wabyoona and Charles Lwanga replaced, Moses Waiswa and Shaban Muhammad.

Five minutes later, Bright Stars’ Loki Emmanuel broke the deadlock to give the hosts the advantage.

With a quarter of an hour to play, Rogers Mato replaced an injured Usama Arafati.

The result left KCCA FC on top of the table with 29 points from 14 games played so far while Bright Stars is now eighth on the table with 20 points.

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