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URA vs UPDF: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Match stats

Sunday, May 23
*URA FC vs UPDF FC, Arena of Visions @4pm (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*KCCA FC vs Busoga United, Omondi Stadium @4pm


Team News

•URA will be without Sserubiri Ivan who is suspended after accumulating three yellow cards.
•Jackson Nunda is out until next season after he was operated.
•Davis Ssali wasn’t included in the Match-day squad due to fitness issues.
•UPDF will be without Ibrahim Wammanah, Seif Batte and Goalkeeper Douglas Kisembo who are out with injuries.
•The Army side is boosted with the return of captain Denis Ssekitoreko who missed the game against KCCA FC because of suspension.
•Kalumba Brian is doubtful for this game with injury.

Probable Lineups

URA FC – Hannington Ssebwalunyo(GK), Ashraf Mandela, Brian Majwega, Hudu Mulikyi, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Patrick Mbowa, Julius Mutyaba, Shafik Kagimu, Joachim Ojera, Rwothomio Cromwel, Steven Mukwala.

UPDF FC – Waswa Yusuf (GK), James Begesa, Isa Mubiru, Vuni Joseph, Bernard Muwanga, Charles Ssebutinde, Thembo Ibrahim, ZZinda Hussein, Kasirye Brian, Robert Eseru, Brian Kayanja.

Preview – URA Hoping To Put Title Charge Back On Track

URA will be seeking to bounce back from the defeat against relegation threatened Kyetume FC earlier this week.

The Tax Collectors were stunned by Kyetume at the Nakisunga Ssaza Play-ground in Mukono hence surrendering top spot to Express FC.

Before that loss, Sam Simbwa’s side had gone eight matches in the league without tasting defeat.

A win for URA will take them back to 2nd a point below leaders Express and one above Vipers SC.

On the other hand, UPDF go into this game on the back of a one all draw with KCCA in a game that was interrupted by heavy down pour and completed the next day.

The Army side are winless in their last five matches. They last won a game against Kitara FC last month.

A win for UPDF moves them from 10th to 7th, a point above Wakiso Giants and SC Villa.

At home, URA have won their last eight matches. They have lost only once in their last 10 matches at Ndejje, losing 1-0 to Express.

At the Arena of Vision, URA have played 12 matches with 9 wins, 2 draws and a single lose. They have scored 20 times and conceded 6 goals in the process.

Away from home, UPDF have played 12 matches with 3 wins, 1 draw and 8 loses collecting a total of 10 points. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 25 goals during those 12 matches.

UPDF have lost 4 and drawn one of their last five away matches.

URA are 3rd on the log with 54 points having won 16, drawn 6 and lost 3. They have scored 39 goals and conceded 17.

UPDF are 10th on 34 points after 25 matches with 10 victories, 4 draws and 11 losses. They have scored 31 goals and conceded 36 times.

Match Stats

This will be the eighth meeting between the two sides.

URA came out victorious in the first leg thanks to Steven Mukwala 30th minute strike.

In the seven meetings prior to Sunday, URA have won four times while UPDF have won twice with one game ending in a draw.

Head to Head

2015/2016
URA 0-1 UPDF
UPDF 1-1 URA

2016/2017
UPDF 0-2 URA
URA 2-0 UPDF

2017/2018
URA 2-1 UPDF
UPDF 1-0 URA

2020/2021
UPDF 0-1 URA

How To Watch

This game will be live on Sanyuka TV

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