Judgment day for Bright Stars as they host JMC

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Bright Stars players celebrate goal against Lweza. Stars need maximum points against JMC to survive the cut

Saturday, 20th May will be judgment day for Bright Stars who did themselves a disservice when they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to URA on Tuesday.

Fred Kajoba’s men now welcome already relegated JMC side to the Champions Stadium Mwererwe on the final day of the campaign needing maximum points to absolutely guarantee their stay in the league.

Their plight is rather serious as a draw will be of no importance if Lweza manage to defeat Police by a difference of two goals and Bul draw against Onduparaka. However, they will stay up regardless of their result if Lweza drop points against the Cops.

Kajoba will not take the risk of depending on other results therefore three points will be on the back of his mind.

For larger periods of the campaign, it looked like Bright Stars were safe from any kind of relegation drama, but a woeful run of results in the second round has dragged the side to the relegation battle.

Bright Stars boast of only one victory since the turn of the year, and that win came in February. Eight draws and five defeats have been registered in 2017, pushing the side to the drop zone and with just one game to go risk getting relegated.

While Bright Stars have not lost at home since losing 2-1 to KCCA last year in October, they have not won their either since beating Police 3-0 in December.

But against JMC, they should be able to salvage themselves.

The already relegated side has lost ten on the road, that’s three times more than any other side in the league so Bright Stars should be able to get the job done on Saturday.

Kajoba’s side is placed 12th with 31 points, only two off the red line.