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Bright Stars shock KCCA

Thursday result
KCCA 0-2 Soltilo Bright Stars

Soltilo Bright Stars went to the MTN Phillip Omondi Stadium on Thursday and beat KCCA on their home turf 2-0 to avenge the first round defeat to the Kasasiro Boys.

The result helped Bright Stars climb to sixth position with 33 points and within four of fourth placed KCCA.

It was a game of mixed emotions – pure ecstasy for Bright Stars coach Baker Mbowa, a former player at KCC, and current 13-time champions coach Morley Byekwaso, who looked on desolate.

“We knew we had a largely inexperienced team and results would take long to come, said Mbowa.

“But we did not rest mid season and the work we have put in is starting to show.”

Bright Stars went ahead late on when captain and playmaker Methodius Jjungu forced Peter Magambo into a foul.

That gave a chance to the powerful Sam Ssekamate to remind the few KCCA fans at the stadium of his ability to the strike the ball.

His long range effort defected in off Musa Ramathan, wrong-footing goalkeeper Charles Lukwago for 1-0.

Substitute Joseph Akandwanaho then made sure of the result after cutting in from the left to send a low low drive past Lukwago.

This is the first home defeat for KCCA under coach Byekwaso, who has now lost two of the eight games he has been in charge of in all competitions.

“We played well overall but our forwards were not efficient enough,” said Byekwaso.

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