Senkatuka brace sends Express to the bottom

  • Bright Stars 2-1 Express FC
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Nelson Senkatuka

Former league champions Express FC dropped to the bottom of the Uganda Premier League table following a 2-1 loss to Bright Stars.

Ugandan international Nelson Senkatuka hit a brace for Bright Stars at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe on a chilly Tuesday afternoon while on form Alfred Leku scored the Red Eagles consolation.

Senkatuka gave the hosts a lead six minutes to the break but Leku struck at the death to ensure the first half ended one apiece.

In the second half, both teams pressed for a winner but it was Bright Stars and Senkatuka that found one in the 67th minute.

The former Hope Doves, KCCA and Proline striker dribbled from his own half before hitting the back of the net for contender for the goal of the season.

Bright Stars moved to 9th on the table with 22 points after 17 games while Express are now at the bottom of the 16-team table with 15 points having played a game more.

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