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Stars’ Kiwanuka warns KCCA

Tuesday April 5, 2016, Bright Stars Vs KCCA – CS Mwererwe @ 4.00pm

Bright Stars seek to put a halt to run-away league leaders KCCA when the two sides meet at Champions Stadium, Mwerwere on Tuesday.

The Kawempe based side have lost two successive games but stand-in coach Paul Kiwanuka says that they need to return to winning ways as well as stop KCCA.

“It’s high time we put a halt to the losing streak,” Kiwanuka told upl.co.ug. “We have respect but not fear for them. They are topping the table but it’s the same league,” he added.

The hosts’ skipper, Bernard Muwanga, a former target for the Kasasiro Boys, scored in his own net against JMC Hippos.

But the defender is looking forward to putting that behind him and is confident they can overcome the 10-time champions.

“At home, we are capable of beating anyone,” he said, “We were unfortunate against JMC Hippos but we can’t afford a third successive loss.”

The Stars will miss services of former KCCA striker Anthony Bongole after the striker accumulated three yellow cards.

But the Stars are likely to have midfielder Jimmy Kakembo back in the team after he missed the trip to Jinja.

For KCCA, midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba returns after missing the 2-1 win over Cops on Saturday.

Last season, the two sides played to a 1-1 draw at the venue; William Wadri – now at Vipers – scoring for KCCA and Jimmy Kakembo for the hosts.

KCCA have 41 points while Bright Stars – eighth on the 16-team log – are on 29.

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