It was a case of glass half full rather than half empty for Paul Kiwanuka the newly appointed head coach for Soltilo Bright Stars.
“I am glad with the way we managed to play today and we were good enough for a result. We shall take the point as it is also important in our battle against relegation. We now focus on the tough games ahead which include title contenders”
Kiwanuka said in his post match interview
He has so far won them four points since taking over from Simon Mugerwa and on course to lift them up to safety.
Last evening, they were good enough for all the three points but for the mercurial Juma Balinya, they had to settle for a point.
Following a stalemate in the first 45 minutes, former Police FC midfielder Yasin Mugume drew first blood and put Bright stars into the lead.
On the 71st minute, the home team had a penalty shout when Ibrahim Kasinde was brought down in the forbidden area but the referee waved play on.
That incident proved costly four minutes later when Juma Balinya levelled matters for the visitors.
There was not much to play for and the curtains were brought down on the match will the scoreline still reading 1-1.
Soltilo Bright Stars remain in the red zone with 15 points but within touching distance of 10th placed Police FC who are 17 points.
In between is SC Villa on 17 points, Onduparaka on 17 and Mbarara city on 15 points.
The Cops will return to action on February 21st against Gaddafi FC, whereas Soltilo Bright Stars will visit KCCA FC on the same day.