URA FC vs Kyetume FC: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Friday, March 05
*MYDA FC vs Kitara FC @4pm – King George IV Memorial Stadium (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Express FC vs Busoga United FC @4pm – Betway Mutessa II Stadium
*URA FC vs Kyetume FC @4pm – Arena of Visions
*KCCA FC vs UPDF FC @4pm – MTN Omondi Stadium

Team News

•URA has been boosted by the return to fitness of Ivan Sserubiri and Patrick Mbowa.
•Mwaka Samuel who has been out for a while is also expected to make the match-day squad on Friday.
•Goal keeper Alionzi Nafian has been ruled out after he got injured against UPDF FC on Tuesday.
•Joackim Ojera, Michael Birungi, Jackson Nunda and Julius Mutyaba are still long term absentees.
•Mustafa Mujuzi returns for Kyetume after serving a one game suspension.
•Joel Mutakubwa is also expected to remain in goal after returning on Tuesday.
•Robert Ssentongo has been training with the team but his availability status is yet to be known.
•Benon Tahomera had his contract suspended while Nicholas Kasozi went AWOL.

Probable Lineups

URA FC – Hannington Ssebwalunyo (Gk), Brian Majwega, Ashraf Madela, Banjamin Nyakoojo, Patrick Mbowa, Ivan Ntege, Shafiq Kagimu, Moses Sseruyidde, Steven Mukwala, Cromwell Rwothomio, Ibrahim Dada.

Kyetume FC – Joel Mutakubwa (GK), Henry Orom, Richard Matovu, Emmanuel Obua, Joshua Kigozi, Julius Lule, Ezra Bida, Steven Kabuye, Sharif Saaka, Deo Isejja,
Cephas Kambugu.

Preview – Hosts seek fourth successive victory

URA are one of the In-form side of the division and head into Friday’s game full of confidence.

After losing to Express FC 1-0 on Match-day six, Sam Simbwa’s side has gone on a five game unbeaten run.

In the period, they have won four and drawn the other.

They are also currently on a three-match winning run including victories over Kitara FC, Busoga United and UPDF FC.

The Tax Collectors start the day just three points off top spot and that will also work as motivation for victory against struggling Kyetume.

Kyetume are indeed in poor form and desperate for points.

The Slaughters are currently on a mid-March winless streak (D2 L4).

Alex Isabirye’s side have also lost both of their last two games to Mbarara City and SC Villa.

They sit in 12th spot with 11 points, six above the relegation zone.

The stats

This will be the third meeting between the two sides in history.

Both of the first two meetings ended in draws.

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