Kyetume’s winless run continued with draw against Bright Stars

Kyetume’s winless run now stretches to four games after they played to a 2-2 draw with Bright Stars at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

It was a typical game of two halves with Bright Stars shining brighter in the opening 45 minutes while the hosts did wrestle back dominance of the game for the second 45 minutes.

Kyetume barely had possession of the ball as their visitors, more hungry and carrying a bigger intent in the game were strides ahead of them looking dangerous on the ball and carrying a bigger threat through their long throws.

And indeed the long throws did pay off in the 26th minute with Joseph Janjali on hand to bang in the opening goal of the game after Kyetume failed to properly deal with Warren Buule’s long throw.

The Slaughters were shocked back to life after going behind and did pull level 10 minutes later with a smart finish from Ezra Bida who did well to beat two Bright Stars defenders before slotting into the bottom right corner.

But Bright Stars had other ideas. Three minutes later, Bright Stars replenished their lead through Sam Ssekamatte who also capitalised on another long ball into the area that was poorly dealt with.

The visitors should have carried a bigger lead into the break, but Kyetume’s goalkeeper Emmanuel Were pulled off a couple of imperious saves to keep his side in the game.

The task was clearly spelt out for Livingstone Mbabazi and his technical team as the teams returned to the dressing rooms for the half time break.

Whatever Mbabazi’s team talk was about clearly worked wonders as Kyetume started playing like the side they can be. Dominant in possession, strong and determined in tackles and throwing bodies forward.

Five minutes into the restart, the Slaughters were unlucky not to draw level after Baker Buyala’s effort hit the cross bar with goalkeeper Edwin Kiwanuka beaten.

Following a period of sustained possession, Mbabazi’s side did draw level in the 67th minute. Sharif Ssaka on hand to tap into an empty net after Kiwanuka spilled Steven Kabuye’s shot into his path.

The result does not bring as much movement on the league table but Bright Stars move into eighth on 13 points, one point above UPDF FC who host Mbarara City on Wednesday.

Kyetume also rise into 10th one point above Wakiso Giants who host KCCA later in the evening.

Kyetume next make the trip to the West where they visit Mbabazi’s former side and one he has reportedly been linked with a return Mbarara City at Kakyeka Stadium on Saturday.

Bright Stars on the other hand will be at home to Police FC on Friday at.

Kyetume FC XI: Emmanuel Derrick Were (GK), Henry Orom, Emmanuel Obau, Mustafa Mujuzi, Julius Lule, Steven Kabuye, Feni Ali, Sharif Shaka, Joshua Kigozi, Buyala Baker, Ezra Bida

Bright Stars XI: Emmanuel Kiwanuka (GK), Warren Buule, Derrick Ngoobi, Andrew Kaggwa, Derrick Kiggundu, Sam Ssekamatte, Julius Akandanwaho, Samson Mutyaba, Jamil Kisitu, Joseph Marvin, Joseph Janjali

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