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Startimes UPL: Mwebaze to welcome former employers as Brights Stars host Maroons

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This will be Bright Stars first game at home this season as they host new entrants Maroons on Tuesday in the 2022/23 Uganda Premier League season at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds.

Anxiety is up in the air, as Bright Stars hope to kick-off their first home fixture this season in great fashion against a Maroons side who won their first fixture of the campaign thanks to a Fred Amaku brace and other goals from Isaac Mpagi, Solomon Walusimbi and Noel Nasasira .

Mwebaze at some point in his career coached the opponents on the day(Maroons) spending about thirteen (13) years at the Club, grooming alot of players at the team then, like Mustafa Kiiza, Patrick Kaddu among others not forgetting the head  coach Muhammad Ssenfuma who was once his assistant.

Just like Mwebaze heading meeting his former employers, it will be the same case for Maroons goal keeper Simon Tamale who had a fine spell at the Kavumba side.

Mwebaze will want to use the same system he used at Kitende on the opening day with reason that it got him a result however much the two sides are a bit different.

Maroons have got some exciting young talent in their team something that this Bright Stars team also posesses.

The feel around the game might be that this is a one sided fixture since Maroons were firing all cylinders against Busoga United putting five past them with no reply on match day one but this will be a different game and might depend on who is tactically better between the two coaches on the day.

The Last meeting between the two sides, was won by Bright Stars at Kavumba Recreation grounds, 2-1

Last games in the League

Bright Stars played out a barren 0-0 draw away at Vipers while Maroons put five(5) past Busoga United

Team News

For Bright Stars, Ivan Irinimbabazi due to exams. Simon Ssemayange, Alex Mandela and Jonathan Odongo are doubts after getting knocks in the Vipers game.

Frank Kato and Bob Oluoch will be available after missing the opening game since they were on playing their parent Club.

For Maroons, Andrew Kigozi will be back after recovering from Malaria just Brian Nkuubi who l returned after being away with the Sand Cranes while Abraham Tusubira he is still nursing an Ankle injury

Probable Lineups

Bright Stars FC

Hassan Matovu, Andrew Kyambadde, Warren Buule, Ashraf Mulindi, Denis Kaka Omony, Muhammad Kyeyune, Noordin Bunjo, Cleophas Fiat, Ibrahim Kasinde, Samuel Ssenyonjo, , Nelson Ssenkatuka

Maroons FC

Simon Tamale, Belmos Opio, Sula Mpanga, Godwin Kitagenda, Patrick Bayiga, Jacob Okao, Isaac Mpagi, Fred Amaku, Norman Odipio, Solomon Walusimbi, Tezikya Lawrence

Head to Head

2019/20
Bright Stars 2-1 Maroons.
Maroons 3-2 Bright Stars

2018/19
Maroon 1-0 Bright Stars.
Bright Stars 3-1 Maroons.

The game will be played at 4pm EAT

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