Gaddafi Arena, Thursday – A heated clash between Soltilo Bright Stars FC and Gaddafi FC unfolded in a gripping encounter that ended in a 2-2 draw.
The match showcased an intense display of skill and determination as both teams fought valiantly for the win. Gaddafi FC initially took the lead in the 27th minute when Benson Muhindo found the back of the net, securing a 1-0 advantage going into the halftime break.
The second half, however, brought a whirlwind of action, with three goals in just ten minutes. Shafik Kakande ignited the scoring spree two minutes after the restart with a powerful low drive, set up brilliantly by Nelson Senkatuka’s exceptional work on the right wing. Senkatuka then turned into a scorer himself, nodding the ball past Gaddafi FC’s goalkeeper Andrew Ssekandi, extending Bright Stars’ lead to 2-1.
In the 55th minute, Gaddafi FC retaliated, leveling the score at 2-2 through Steven Munguchi. The game continued to be a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams pushing for the elusive winning goal.
Bright Stars FC thought they had secured the victory with Yasin Mugume’s goal three minutes from time, only for it to be controversially ruled offside by the referee.
The final whistle blew, and the teams had to settle for a hard-fought draw. The result places Bright Stars FC in 12th position with 7 points, while Gaddafi FC sits in 7th place with 10 points.
Assistant Coach Tom Ssali – Soltilo Bright Stars FC:
In the post-match interview, Assistant Coach Tom Ssali expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance. He believed that, but for the controversially cancelled goal by Mugume, his team was the better side and deserved the three points. Ssali praised the resilience of his players and urged them to maintain this mindset in the upcoming match at home against Arua Hill next Thursday. He conveyed confidence that victory would be within reach if the team continued to display such determination.
Shafik Kakande – Soltilo Bright Stars FC:
Shafik Kakande, who scored his maiden goal for Soltilo Bright Stars in this game, expressed his ecstasy in the post-match interview. He acknowledged the significance of the goal and stated that it would motivate him to work even harder to contribute more goals and help the team secure victories in future matches.
Kato Frank Kizanyiro – Soltilo Bright Stars FC:
The match also marked the first start of the season for midfielder Kato Frank Kizanyiro, who came on in the second half to feature for the team for the first time this season. His inclusion showcased the depth of the squad and added a positive note to the team’s performance.
Soltilo Bright Stars FC now looks ahead to their next challenge against Arua Hill, with the determination to convert their strong performance into a well-deserved victory.