Soltilo Bright Stars secured a vital 1-0 victory over Onduparaka in a closely contested encounter at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua on Monday. Loki Emmanuel’s second-half goal was enough to secure the three points for the visitors and put an end to their recent rough patches.
The Stars came into the match on the back of a win against KCCA FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinals last Sunday, and the victory over Onduparaka makes it two wins on the bounce for the team. The win lifts them to 10th on the 15-team log and will be a boost of confidence for the team.
Soltilo Bright Stars put out a strong lineup that featured some of their top performers in recent matches. In goal was the experienced shot-stopper, Hassan Matovu, who was shielded by a backline of Omony Denis Kaka, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, and Odong Jonathan.
In midfield, the team had the dynamic trio of Mandera Alex, Fiat Cleophus, and Kato Frank Kizanyiro, who were tasked with controlling the game and setting up their forwards. The attacking line featured the goal-scorer Loki Emmanuel Peter, Kasinde Ibrahim, and Nelson Senkatuka, who were all looking to make an impact in the game.
After a goalless first half, Soltilo Bright Stars came out with more intent in the second half, and their efforts were rewarded in the 67th minute when Loki Emmanuel scored what turned out to be the winning goal of the match. The team defended well and held on for the remainder of the game to secure the victory.
Coach Asaph Mwebaze was ecstatic with the win in the post-match interview, and he expressed hope that his team would build on this victory to re-ignite the team’s form in the league. The win will undoubtedly give the players a much-needed boost of confidence as they continue their campaign in the league.
Soltilo Bright Stars will now turn their attention to their next match as they look to continue their winning momentum. With their recent form and renewed confidence, the team will be hoping to climb up the league table and make a strong finish to the season.
Overall, it was a hard-fought victory for Soltilo Bright Stars, and they will be hoping to build on this result and continue their push up the league standings. The team will undoubtedly take heart from this victory and use it as a springboard to further success in the future.