Ssenkatuka aiming to continue goalscoring form

Referee Amon Ainebyona handing over the match ball to Bright Stars FC captain Nelson Ssenkatuka after he netted a hat trick against Arua Hill SC | Bright Stars FC Image

UPL Ssenkatuka aiming to continue goalscoring form

Brian Aheebwa 07:26 - 01.12.2023

Soltilo Bright Stars FC striker Nelson Ssenkatuka is in red-hot form in the ongoing StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

On Thursday, Ssenkatuka bagged a hat trick as the Stars defeated struggling Arua Hill SC 3-1 at Kavumba Recreation Center.

He became the first player to score three goals in the SUPL this season, and he hopes his scoring run will continue as he targets the Golden Boot.

Nelson Ssenkatuka is the SUPL's current leading goal scorer | Bright Stars FC Image

“I am grateful for the hat trick, and I would also like to thank my teammates for their hard work in the game,” Ssenkatuka told club media in an interview.

“I have been working hard to improve my performance, and I am happy that I have found my scoring touch with the help of my teammates.”

He added: “At the start of the season, it was a bit complicated because there were a couple of new players, and we had to know each other. I struggled with an injury, but we are now finding our patterns.”

He has scored in four consecutive games and is the leading goal scorer in the SUPL with seven goals in nine matches.

Action between Bright Stars FC and Arua Hill SC | Bright Stars Image

“It feels great to be at the top, and that is what I am looking forward to always, but the work is still a lot with more games yet to come, but I will continue working hard, and hopefully, I will be at the top at the end of the season,” he noted.

Ssenkatuka’s goals came in the third, 45th, and 52nd minutes, while Ibrahim Musa netted for the visitors at the stroke of halftime.

Arua Hill played the most significant part of the game, a player less after Yusuf Makutum was sent off in the 32nd minute.

Bright Stars are also, in one way or another, struggling, having recorded just two victories from nine games.

They are positioned ninth with ten points and have a challenging task against SC Villa at Kavumba on Tuesday, December 5.

On the other hand, Arua Hill remained at the bottom of the standings with four points from nine games, and their next match is against Wakiso Giants FC in Adjumani on Tuesday.