Bright Stars coach bemoans referee's decisions

Bright Stars coach bemoans referee's decisions

11 Jan 2019, 10:50

Bright Stars head coach Fred Kajoba was reportedly left disgruntled after his side suffered a 2-0 defeat to Tooro United at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal on Thursday, January 10.

A goal in each half by burly defender Mike Kawooya and forward Allan Kayiwa (penalty) won the day for Wasswa Bbosa’s coached side.

Kajoba, whose side has been unfortunate in their previous five league matches took time out to express his disappointment in the refereeing on the day as he questioned the decisions made by referee Anna Akoyi.

"We have been frustrated by the centre referee Anna Akoyi. It is a big pity that referees have continued to throw the game into disarray. I am saddened and the situation is worrying where our football is headed," he said.

However, Kajoba is not the first coach to complain about biased officiating, as a few days ago URA's Sam Ssimbwa was left with a bitter taste in his mouth after his side's goal was cancelled and questioned the referee's performance or lack thereof during the 1-1 draw with Kirinya-Jinja SS at Mighty Arena in Jinja.

Bright Stars' midfielder Augustine Kacancu was reportedly the only player to be cautioned in the 69th minute for displaying a lack of sportsmanship.

Tooro United defender was awarded the Man of the Match accolade and walked away with Shs 100,000.

Kajoba and his team have not won any of the last five games played and they have slipped to the 9th on the log with a total of 20 points. 

Tooro, however, have managed to move one slot up to the tenth position with 20 points respectively.

In the other matches played on Thursday, January 10 Paidha Black Angels came from a goal down to earn a point off visiting Maroons.

BUL and Nyamityobora each picked up a point from the four-goal showdown at the FUFA Technical center and Express settled for a goal-less stalemate with Ndejje University.

Meanwhile, Bright Stars will not return to Kampala, at least for now not until they have played their away Stanbic Uganda Cup game against Bumate United in Bundibungyo.

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