STARTIMES PREMIER LEAGUE
Bright Stars 3 Busoga United 0
Tooro United 2 Wakiso Giants 1
Bright Stars defeated Busoga United 3-0 Wednesday evening in the StarTimes Uganda Premier league at Lugogo to brighten their chances of surviving relegation.
Paul Kiwanuka, who replaced sacked Muhammad Kisekka, saw his side rise to the occasion to register a fourth win in the six games they have played in the second round.
Reigning champions KCCA are one of the top sides that have tasted Bright Stars threat. They lost 2-1 at Kavumba last month, something that also saw some sections of the KCCA fan base launch a critical attack on coach Mike Mutebi.
Against Busoga United, Ronald Ssempala, Jamail Karisa and Joseph Janjali's strikes were enough to secure the three points and lift Bright Stars from the 14th to 11th on 23 points.
Busoga are seventh on the log on 30 points. Vipers, who will not be in action until Sunday when they face BUL, lead the table on 46 points.
Elsewhere, Wakiso Giants continued to struggle as they went down 2-1 to relegation side Tooro United in Fort Portal.
The defeat leaves coach Livingstone Mbabazi under a lot of pressure ever since took on the Wakiso side towards the start of second round.
Tooro have had administration challenges since late last year, losing some players due to salary arrears, but if they continue winning their remaining games, they just might survive the drop.
Consistency will be the key to their survival ambitions.
In Wednesday's game, Yessri Mubiru scored a brace before substitute Amos Muwonge picked up a consolation for Wakiso.
League action will resume on Friday, with Onduparaka hosting Express and Mbarara City entertaining Police.