Bright Stars' coach Mwebaze wants players to refocus to tame dismal run

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SUPL Bright Stars' coach Mwebaze wants players to refocus to tame dismal run

Allan Damba 17:51 - 22.05.2023

Soltilo Bright Stars FC have lost their last two domestic games, leaking six goals and scoring none in return, which is uncharacteristic of a side looking at finishing the season on a high.

Having suffered a 2-0 defeat to Wakiso Giants FC in the league, they succumbed to an agonizing 4-0 loss to Vipers SC in the Uganda Cup on Saturday.

Boss, Asaph Mwebaze insists his players have to regroup mentally, calm down and focus again ahead of their last home league game against Arua Hill SC on Tuesday.

"We are supposed to drop back and do what we've been doing from the beginning of the season," stated Mwebaze to the club media on Monday.

"If we just calm down and refocus a bit, in tomorrow's game we'll do better," he added.

Mwebaze then conceded the two losses have taken a toll on his players but assured there's space to make things right.

"Of course when you lose two on the bounce and you don't score, it brings down the morale of the players and everybody concerned with the team."

"So in these moments, you don't look for the negatives, you look for the positives and try to build on that," the tactician noted.

"We must refocus and get everybody back on board. Everybody including the fans because if you back the club in difficult moments, you get better moments."

Bright Stars is yet to master a win in this fixture since the Leopards joined the topflight at the beginning of last season.

In the past three meetings, tomorrow's guests have picked two victories while the other ended in a stalemate.

Arua Hill won the reverse fixture 2-1 in the first round, courtesy of Innocent Media and Gadafi Wahab, while Bright Stars had Nelson Senkatuka for the consolation.

Pending results elsewhere, a win could take Bright Stars from eighth to fifth with 38 points, while the visitors can ascend into the top four with 41.