SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
URA 0-0 Nyamityobora
Shafik Kagimu failed to convert an 85th minute penalty as URA played to a goalless stalemate with new comers Nyamityobora at Namboole.
With the game destined for a barren draw, Kagimu took matters by his hands in pursuit for a winner before he was brought down by Ibrahim Pengere in the box.
The URA skipper stepped up in 12 yards only to see his penalty comfortably saved by the Nyamityobora custodian Hillary Jomi.
Ironically, Jomi was lucky not to be sent off by referee Alex Muhabi 3 minutes earlier when he intentionally hit Robert Mukongotya in an off ball incident.
URA will have themselves to blame for failing to kill off the game as early as the first half. Peter Lwasa had a lion’s of goal scoring chances including a keeper to beat in the 4th minute but failed to put away any of them.
Saidi Kyeyune also came close to scoring in the 15th minute after a howler from Jomi but he was unfortunate his effort came off the cross bar.
Nyamityobora’s glorious chance of the evening fell to Charles Musiige who had to capitalize from a defensive mishap from Ronald Musana but failed to beat James Alitho from close range.
Ssimbwa brought on Abdallah Nyanzi for Siraje Sentamu at the start of second half before bringing on Joachim Ojera for an injured Matthew Odong Tayo at the hour mark.
With 15 minutes to normal time, Vitalis Tabu was also withdrawn for Mukongotya in a bid to find the elusive goal but in vain.
Nyamityobora who were limited to selection due to license clearance issues, brought on Ivan Mboowa and Charles Sebutinde for Lameck Ebong and Patrick Gonahasa respectively.
Ronald Musana was the only cautioned player on the day following a foul on Joseph Akandwanaho 5 minutes into the second period.
The result leaves the tax collectors 5th on the log with 10 points from 6 games. Nyamityobora moves a place to the 14th position on 4 points.
Sam Ssimbwa’s charges will return to league action on Tuesday November 6th against BUL FC at Njeru whereas Nyamityobora will play hosts to Kirinya JSS on the same date.
URA FC XI
Alitho (GK), Musana, Mulukyi, Mboowa, Waibi, Sentamu (Nyanzi), Tabu (Mukongotya), Kagimu (C), Lwasa, Kyeyune, Odong (Ojera)
Jomi (GK), Pengere, Komakech (C), Barni, Mpiirwe, Kigundu, Arinaitwe, Akandwanaho, Ebong (Mboowa), Gonahasa (Sebutinde), Musiige