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URA hangs on to overcome spirited Kitara FC at Kavumba

February 24th 2021
Kitara FC 2-3 URA FC
Kavumba Recreation Grounds


URA FC came from a goal down to beat Kitara FC and move into fourth place on the Uganda Premier League table.

Mukwala Steven, Majwega Brian and skipper Shafik Kagimu were all on target for the Tax Collectors as they took all three points from Kavumba Recreation Grounds.

Denis Monday and Ronald Kyamanywa both netted from the spot for Kitara’s goals.

The hosts started the better side scoring inside the opening two minutes as Kyamanywa converted from the spot following a foul-in the area by Patrick Mbowa.

Three minutes later, Mukwala headed in from a perfect Seruyidde corner to level matters for the visitors.

In the ninth minute, Kagimu had a nice interplay with Brian Majwega before the latter slotted in from close range to double hand URA their first lead.

In the 37th minute, Kagimu made it 3-1 in favour of Sam Siimbwa’s side, collecting from Ibrahim Dada before rifling into the back of the net.

At the start of the second half, Simbwa made three changes with Sseruyidde Moses, Dada Ibrahim, and Ntege Ivan making way for Nkuubi Brian, Ojera Joackiam, and Hudu Mulikyi respectively, hoping to kill off the game.

However, it was the hosts who scored, eight minutes later as Monday converted from the spot after Ashraf Mandela handled in the area.

URA could have added a fourth with 11 minutes to play but Benjamin Nyakoojo headed onto the cross bar.

The results see URA move to the fourth spot with 18points, after nine games.

For Kitara, they remain winless so far and sit second from bottom of the pile with just a single point from nine games.

What next for both teams

URA will host Busoga United in their next fixture, while Kitara will take a trip to Lugogo to face KCCA Fc.

How they started

Kitara FC

Ivan Akera (GK), Oscar Muhinizi, Patrick Mugume Maxwell Owachigiu, Daniel Ekoyu, Yassin Mubiru, Edson Agondeze, Ronald Kyamanywa, Charles Kyomuhendo, Vicent Kasoki, Peter Lomoro.

URA FC

Nafian Alionzi (GK), Mandela Ashraf, Majwega Brian, Nyakoojo Benjamin, Mbowa Patrick, Ntege Ivan, Sseruyide Moses, Shafik Kagimu, Mukwala steven, Dada Ibrahim, Cromwell Rwothomio.

The other games played on Wednesday

-Police FC 3-1 Onduparaka FC
-UPDF FC 2-0 Mbarara City FC

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