Following a slow start to the campaign, Soltilo Bright Stars FC has managed three successive wins, thanks to some sizzling form by striker Nelson Senkatuka.
The Japanese-owned outfit failed to win any of their seven opening matches, picking five draws and two losses, but have now bagged three victories on the bounce.
Their rise in form has coincided with Senkatuka’s consistent brilliance, and his coach Asaph Mwebaze has showered him with praise.
“His performance (against BUL FC) was brilliant and the second goal is a dream to every coach,” a pleased Mwebaze said to the club media, following the Tuesday 2-0 win at Kavumba.
“Taking the ball with your back facing the opposition goal and then scoring like that is very brilliant.” He added
The talisman notched a brace, which is a similar feat he managed as they defeated Express FC 2-0 a week back.
Senkatuka also netted once and assisted as they beat Onduparaka FC 2-1 under two weeks back. He has scored six in nine matches this season, which is the joint-most in the league, as he ties with Vipers’ Yunus Sentamu.
Mwebaze thereby reiterated Senkatuka’s importance if the team is to master a run of more consistently positive results.
“The team is performing well but his goals are giving us the three points and, if we can keep him fit, he can even break the 10-goal barrier by the of the First Round.”
Bright Stars currently occupy sixth with 14 points in 10 games and the tactician has rallied his side to keep the focus to progress even further.
“We have to keep our feet on the ground and we shouldn’t be carried away by these wins.”
“These are games that we have worked very hard to win and we should continue working hard never mind who we’re going to meet.”
The Stars will now face Busoga United in their next encounter at the Kakindu Stadium, Jinja on Monday.