Bright Stars pile more misery on Blacks Power

Omony Kaka celebrating one of his goals against Blacks Power at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds

SUPL Bright Stars pile more misery on Blacks Power

Peter Tabu 17:01 - 03.03.2023

Soltilo Bright Stars fought back to claim an important 3-1 win over Blacks Power on Friday evening at the Kavumba Recreation Centre.

Left-back Omony Kaka's scored twice in either half, with substitute Peter Ssenyonjo adding a third late on for Bright Stars, with forward Robert Eseru scoring what eventually was a consolation for Blacks Power.

Bright Stars took the lead in the 31st minute through Kaka's freekick from the left wing, and the hosts held on until the break.

After restart, Blacks Power head coach Hussein Mbalangu brought on forward Robert Eseru for Gabriel Matata for aerial presence and the change paid off in the 59th minute.

Eseru benefited from a mix-up in the box as the Bright Stars’ defence failed to clear the ball and slotted home the leveller to give Blacks Power some reprieve.

However, the hosts weren't done. Kaka once again stepped up again to beat goalkeeper Emmanuel Odongo from a set piece in the 64th minute.

Forward Nelson Ssenkatuka had an opportunity to add a third with 20 minutes to go but failed to make the opportunity stick.

Substitute Peter Ssenyonjo came off the bench to seal it for the home side, slotting home unmarked to make it 3-1 in added time, the goal also denied the visitors any opportunity for a comeback.

The win was Soltilo Bright Stars' sixth of the campaign, taking them to 24 points. For Blacks Power, it was their 10th loss for the campaign and sit 12th on the log.

Relatedly, Wakiso Giants' winless streak continued after they lost 2-1 at home to Maroons FC while Busoga United beat UPDF FC 1-0.

Bright Stars XI - H. Matovu (GK), A. Kyambadde,W. Buule, I. Kasinde, E. Loki, N. Buunjo, N. Ssenkatuka, D. Omony, J. Odongo, C. Fiat, A. Mandra. 

Blacks Power XI. E. Odongo (GK), S. Misaki, D. Otim, A. Amayo, D. Okwiir, M. Siwu, M. Achire, J. Male, G. Matata, H. Odongo, J. Wabuleta.

StarTimes Uganda Premier League Results: 
Soltilo Bright Stars 3-1 Blacks Power FC 
Busoga United 1 - 0 UPDF FC 
Wakiso Giants 1 - 2 Maroons FC