Soltilo Bright Stars FC claimed a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Vipers in a tightly contested Uganda Premier League match on Sunday. The match, played at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds, saw Emmanuel Loki score the decisive goal in the 62nd minute to secure maximum points for the home team.
Hassan Matovu was instrumental in the win, putting in a stellar performance between the sticks and making several match-winning saves. He was named Man of the Match for his impressive display.
The win sees Soltilo Bright Stars climb to 7th position on the league table with 35 points, level with 6th placed URA. The team will look to build on this result when they face Wakiso Giants on May 16th, at the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium in Wakiso.
Speaking after the match, Soltilo Bright Stars gaffer Asaph Mwebaze expressed his delight with the team’s performance and the result. “We knew that Vipers were a tough opponent, but we prepared well and the players executed the game plan perfectly,” he said. “I am happy with the win, and I believe it will give us the confidence we need going into the next few matches.”
This match was just the first of three meetings between the two teams in the coming weeks, with the sides set to face off again in the semi-final of the Stanbic Uganda Cup later this month. Soltilo Bright Stars will no doubt take confidence from this result as they look to progress to the final of the cup competition.
Overall, it was a fantastic performance from Soltilo Bright Stars, who showed great determination and resilience to secure a vital win. The team will no doubt be buoyed by this result as they look to climb further up the league table and continue their progress in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.