Alex Kitata scored a hattrick as Gaddafi FC shut down Soltilo Bright Stars in a 3-0 Startimes Uganda Premier League victory at Kakindu Stadium, Jinja on Tuesday.
It was Gaddafi’s second consecutive victory in the league though the first at home. While on the other hand, Asaph Mwebaze’s side suffered a second loss in a row, the first coming against SC Villa.
The hosts took an early lead through Kitata after his strike found the back of the net six minutes into the game.
Four minutes later, debutant Godfrey Lwesibawa delivered a well-weighed cross into the area but Kitata wasted the chance from close range.
In the 24th minute, Emmanuel Loki had a chance to draw matters but his snapshot was well collected by goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa.
Bright Stars were the hungrier side at the start of the second half searching for an equaliser but Sam Senyonjo’s header off Denis Omony’s cross was above the frame.
In the 78th minute, Kitata completed a brace after his powerful header beat Hassan Matovu, sending Gaddafi’s fans on their feet.
Five minutes later, Kitata was back to complete the assignment on the evening with a hattrick.
The victory takes the Soldier Boys to seventh on the log with nine points while Bright Stars are 11th on five points.
In the next game, Gaddafi will visit Wakiso Giants on Friday, November 18 while Bright Stars host Onduparaka on Tuesday, November 15.
How they lined up
Gaddafi FC XI: Joel Mutakubwa (Gk), Andrew Waiswa, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Shafiq Bakaki, Bakali Magumba, Amir Kakomo, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Nicolas Kasozi, Alex Kitata, Johnson Odongo, Brian Kalumba
Substitutes: Crispus Kusiima (Gk), Jamaldine Buchochera, Elvis Ngonde, Richard Bbosa, Steven Munguchi, John Byamukama
Bright Stars FC XI: Hassan Matovu (GK), Jonathan Odongo, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, Denis Omony, Cleophus Fiat, Sharif Nsereko, Emmanuel Loki, Sam Ssenyonjo, Noordin Bunjo, Innocent Kitimbo
Substitutes: Derrick Were, Jafari Kaziro, Derrick Kiggundu, Nelson Senkatuka, Meddie Kyeyune, Bob Olouch, Yassin Mugume