Bright Stars coach Kajoba bemoans standard of refereeing in defeat to Tooro United

Fred Kajoba on the Bright Stars technical bench. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Premier League | Thursday Results

  • Tooro United 2-0 Bright Stars
  • Express 0-0 Ndejje University
  • Paidha Black Angels 1-1 Maroons
  • BUL 2-2 Nyamityobora

Bright Stars head coach Fred Kajoba was left disgruntled in the aftermath of their 2-0 defeat to Tooro United at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal.

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 not won in the previous five league matches, cast the blame game upon the standard of refereeing, questioning the decisions of center referee Anna Akoyi.

We have been frustrated by the center 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.

Fred Kajoba questioning the quality of the center referee, Anna Akoyi

For starters, Kajoba is not the first tactician to complain of biased officiating.

Tooro United players celebrate a goal at the Buhinga Stadium.

A few days ago, URA’s Sam Ssimbwa was bitter about his club’s cancelled goal and the general referee’s performance during the one all draw with Kirinya-Jinja S.S at the Mighty Arena in Jinja.

Bright Stars’ midfielder Augustine Kacancu was the only player cautioned on the day in the 69th minute for unsporting character.

Tooro United defender Kawooya was named the man of the match, taking home Shs 100,000.

Kajoba and his charges have not tasted victory for the last 5 games, as they slipped two places to 9th on the log, remaining with 20 points.

Consequently, maximum points for Tooro United propell them one slot up to 10th with 20 points as well.

In the other matches played on Thursday, Paidha Black Angels rallied from a goal down to earn a point off visiting Marooons.

BUL and Nyamityobora each picked a point from the four goal thriller 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 duel against Bumate United in Bundibungyo.

1 Comment

  • Let’s pray for our 2 teams in continental tournaments. I wish Mr mulindwa invests more ,bringing in players and a coach with African football experience.

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