Midfielder Manko Kaweesa netted a 79th minute goal to give Sports Club Victoria a hard earned 1-0 win over new comers Bright Stars FC in a FUFA League match played at the Nakivubo Stadium on Friday.
The former URA FC player pounced on a rebound after Yasser Mugerwa’s shot had been parried back into play.
The win takes the Kakungulu Cup holders to second place behind SC Vipers.
Bright Stars handled by former Cranes midfielder and professional Livingstone Mbabazi defended in numbers stopped most of SC Victoria’s attacks.
“It is good to start with a win and I hope we improve our fire power in the striking line,” said SC Victoria’s coach Alex Isabirye.
In the other matches played last year’s runners-up URA Fc were held to a barren draw away to Bidco FC at the Kakindu Stadium.
Bidco’s coach Kefa Kisaala was a bitter man after the game because of the missed chances by his attack. “We need to improve in our general play,” said Kisaala.
Express FC coach Frank Anyau had his side settle for a barren draw against his former side Entebbe FC at the Wankulukuku Stadium, while Kiira Young and Police also settled for a 1-a draw.
Baker Lukooya scored for coach George Ssemogere’s team, while Umar Kasumba netted for the visitors.
The league continues on August 27 with two games on card.
FT: Bright Stars 0-1 SCVU
Goals: M.Kaweesa 79’
Yellow Card: H.Kikoyo, J.Lule (B.Stars) S.Kabugo, H.Lopidia (SCVU)
BSTARS: D.Mutebi Gk, M.Kalwira (S.Sajabi), F.Kigozi, B.Muwanga, R.Yakubu, L.Kawuma, P.Ddumba, J.Lule, A.Tabula (I.Kigozi) , H.Kikoyo, M.Kakeeto (H.Mayanja)
SUBS: R.Saaka, M.Tenywa, A.Kakembo, I.Kigozi, J.Mubiru, S.Sajabi
SCVU: B.Ochan Gk, F.Agandu, S.Kabugo, D.Iguma, I.Muleme, M.Kaweesa, J.Kayiira (R.Jooga), Y.Mugerwa, M.Muwadda (H.Lopidia), S.Okwi, G.Abege (M.Mutyaba)
SUBS: A.Kimera, M.Mpuga, H.Lopidia, M.Mutyaba, J.Kibirige, R.Jooga
OFFICIALS: Centre: Sssali Mashood, Assts: Ssonko Mark, Diana Mukasa, Namubiru Irene