Nasser Swafi Bassan and Jamali Sijali both scored their first goals for Sadolin Paints this season in the Painters’ 3-0 win over Bright Stars on Saturday at the Mandela National Stadium, Nambole.
Bright Stars started the brighter of the two sides, with Yafesi Mubiru getting the first shot on target as early as the 3rd minute and the captain of the day Methodus Jungu hitting the crossbar in the 13th minute, but it was the hosts who took the lead in the 23rd minute through Bassan.
In a counter attack move that involved Faizo Muledhu, Fred Kyambade and Sijali from the right, Kyambade whipped a cross right into the Bright Stars box, and Bassan was right there to strike home the opener.
Sadolin began to dominate possession, and in the 36th minute, Bassan doubled the advantage in almost similar fashion. Striker Norman Ojik sent in a low cross for Sadolin’s shirt 5 to tap-in, making it two goals for him.
Bright Stars were little fortunate not to have conceded a penalty before half time. Akram Swaibu appeared to have handled the ball inside the box, but the referee was in no mood to penalize the defender.
Second half Substitute Isaac Muyanga, who came on for Muledhu, nearly entered his name on the score sheet had his superb strike not hit the crossbar.
Sijali sealed the three points for Sadolin Paints who were win-less in 2017 in the 76th minute with his left foot strike after some good work from Bassan.
Victory takes Peter Kirumira’s side a place above to 12th with 20 points displacing Lweza who are on the same points but with an inferior goal difference.
Bright Stars remain seventh in the league with 25 points.