By Denis Turyahebwa
The West Nile based club, Onduparaka FC will be back in action this Tuesday as they welcome Bright Stars to the Green Light Stadium, Arua in the Star times Uganda premier league.
Green light stadiums is one of those intimidating football grounds in Uganda currently with only two clubs having managed to pick wins in Arua.
The Caterpillars have only lost twice (to SC Villa and KCCA) at the Green Light stadium since the club’s inception.
The determination from the home players aside, the massive turn out of fans every time the club is in action in Arua is always an extra impetus to the club.
The match will be a battle of two on-form entities that have each lost once in four games.
Onduparaka under former Maroons long serving Asaph Mwebaze as head coach has won two matches away 1-0 against SC Villa and the latest 3-0 victory to Kirinya-Jinja S.S.
They also defeated newly promoted Nyamityobora 2-0 on match day one of the season at home.
Led by on form Viane Ssekajugo, scorer of a brace away to Kirinya-Jinja S.S, the Arua based club will also pray that Ceasar Samson Okhuti, goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato, Fred Okot Oola, Rashid Okocah, Ezra Bidda, Abel Eturude and company replicate the true desired form.
Bright Stars come into the game with an eye of washing themselves from last week’s tears of 2-0 defeat away to KCCA at Lugogo.
Club top scorer and captain Nelson Senkatuka will lead the quest for a rare victory in Arua.
In the last training session, Senkatuka was joined by former Masavu captain Henry Kiwanuka, Sulaiman Sekagya Sebbunza, Ssebaduka, Alfred Onek, Dan Bilikwalira, Henry Katongole, former Onduparaka right back Aggrey Kiirya, Henry Kayanja, John Kokas Opejo, Katende, Innocent Asiimwe, John Kaggwa, Methiodius Jungu, Ngoobi, Augustine Kacancu, Tamale, Augustine Walusimbi and veteran goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge for the mission possible Arua task.
Midfielder Brian Enzema and former Onduparaka creative play-maker Mahad Kiseeka and the duo did not make the traveling team due to injuries.
Bright Stars head coach Fred Kajoba, coming from the 2-0 away loss to 12 time league champions KCCA, believes all the players at his disposal are ready for the job at hand.
“We have 28 licenced players. With the injured aside, these others are ready to do the job and win us three points. We have no excuses,” he said.
Onduparaka is currently third with 9 points while Bright Stars is 6th with 7 points.