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CAF C.C: Three star URA complete double over Ethiopian Coffee to set up a date with Egypt’s Al Masry

Victory for the tax collectors hands them a duel with Egyptian side Al Masry in the next round that will be played between the 15th and 17th of October this year

Danito NSUBUGA 

Uganda revenue Authority have beaten Ethiopian Coffee in Bahir Dar to complete a remarkable double that has sent them through to the penultimate round and on course to the group stages of the CAF Confederation cup.

Carrying a 2-1 advantage earned from the first leg at Kitende, Sam Timbe’s men needed just to avoid defeat to set up a date with Egypt’s Al Masry, but they went ahead and won the match with a super convincing score away from home.

Striker Cromwell Rwothomio repaid his coach’s faith when handed a start, with a superb opener in the 40th minute, a goal that strongly put URA into the driving seat.

Rwothomio’s goal sent the game into the compulsory break with URA not only leading the match, but also the aggregate score at 3-1.

On resumption, marauding right back Ahraf Mandela extended URA’s lead on 52 minutes.

Captain Shafiq Kagimu ensured that the game is dead and buried in remarkable fashion with a sumptuous finish just three minutes later.

With the aggregate score at 5-1, URA brought on new man Viane Sekajugo for the industrious Joachim Ojera to consolidate the victory.

The hosts however pulled one back through a penalty kick to cut the aggregate deficit to 5-2.

Despite the impressive victory, URA will have to asses the fitness of captain Shafiq Kagimu and Rwothomio Cromwell as the two were stretchered off towards the end of the game complaining of injury.

Benjamin Nyakoojo and Kabon Living came on to provide cover for the duo.

Victory for the tax collectors hands them a date with Egyptian side Al Masry in the next round that will be played between the 15th and 17th of October this year

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