ARUA. Matugga based Bright stars FC fought hard to hold Onduparaka FC to a goalless draw at green light stadium in Arua in a game that was devoid of many chances.

Onduparaka were vying to continue from their impressive win over Kirinya that saw them beat the Jinja side three goals to nil. But a solid defensive display from Bright stars kept Onuparaka strikers at bay without much threat.

Asked about the implication of the goalless draw on the caterpillar’s tittle aspirations coach Asaph Mwebaze said ten points in 5five games presents a good average.

“It doesn’t mean anything. That’s a point we got but maybe we didn’t create a lot, our attacking midfield particularly didn’t create enough chances, and we missed the services of Okwalinga in the hole”, Mwebaze said after he game.

“Nevertheless I think we put up a generally good performance, it’s only that we didn’t get the result that everybody would have wanted”

He complimented the bright stars defence for a solid performance.

“In the defence they were very good, they didn’t allow us any space although we equally defended well, and I think the game was very competitive with a lot of fouls and physical play” he further stated.

Bright stars FC head coach Mr Fred Kajoba said a goalless draw was not his expectation but was happy with an away point against Onduparaka.

“We came here to play away from home and got one point, we lost the previous game against KCCA and we didn’t want to lose here again and am happy we didn’t”, Kajoba said.

However one key highlight of the game was a nasty injury suffered by left back Dan Birikwalira who was stretchered off and rushed to Arua regional hospital after a challenge from Kabon Living.

Dan 31 10 18Dan Birikwalira of Bright Stars FC is stretchered off the pitch after being injured. PHOTO BY CLEMENT ALUMA

Kajoba by press time said he had not confirmed the extent of the injury since the defender had been rushed to the hospital.

Unconfirmed social media reports later said the defender had lost a tooth in the injury but was out of further danger.

Mwebaze said it was unfortunate that Birikwalira was taken out injured but insisted it was not intentional that he was injured.

The other West Nile side Paidha black angels lost again to Ndejje University in an away encounter to continue their unimpressive start to the season. The Zombo based side has only one win and a draw to themselves in the five fixtures played so far.

The team has also been playing its home games at the green light stadium in Arua as progress on Barokor, their home pitch nears completion.

Onduparaka’s next game is away in Fort-portal against Toro United.