Brian Majwega tries to negotiate past a sea of Maroon shirts
By: Danito Nsubuga
URA FC woes on the road continued this evening after playing to a boring goalless draw against newcomers Maroons at the Prisons grounds in Luzira.
After falling to Kirinya Jinja S. S in their first match on the road, they have again lost 2 points to a well organized Maroons side who perfectly managed to nullify all the threat caused by URA.
The game started 10 minutes past the stipulated time due to a heavy down pour and it looked to have played in favour of Maroons FC who appeared more comfortable playing on the slippery surface.
Ibrahim Kirya was dealt an unexpected blow when defender Fred Okot failed to arrive on time for the team preparations citing domestic reasons and he was incidentally dropped from the match day team.
The 1st half ended with no team threatening enough to create any serious changes which prompted Ibrahim Kirya to introduce Peter Lwasa on for Nicholas Kagaba to improve on their attacking avenues.
Eddy Kapampa and Allan Anguyo had a busy and a steady evening trying to nullify all the damaged caused by Brian Majwega and Shafiq Kagimu. Maroons’ brightest star on the evening was Pius Obuya but he was given no chance by Siraje Sentamu who tracked him down and he was later to be substituted for Patrick Gonahasa.
URA’s best chance to seal all 3 points fell to Bokota Labama Kamana in the 81st minute, but the forward miss kicked Allan Munaba’s perfect cross into the area to the relief of the home side.
Maroons remains among the few teams yet to win a football match this season after drawing 0-0 with KCCA, losing 0-2 to Onduparaka and now firing blanks against URA. They lie 12th on the log with only 2 points whereas URA are slipping off the title challenge early after only managing to collect 4 points out of a possible 12.
Akol Emmanuel (GK), Maxwell Okello, Allan Anguyo, Richard Ayiko, Felix Okot Yahya Luuti, Eddy Kapampa, Pius Obuya*, Godwin Kitagenda*, William Wadri*, William Kiibi
Patrick Gonahasa, Solomon Ewol, Wasswa Batte.
Mathias Muwanga, Jimmy. Kulaba, Allan Munaaba, Richard Kasagga, Patrick Mbowa, Siraje Ssentamu, Nicholas Kagaba*, Shafiq Kagimu, Saidi Kyeyune, Bokota Labama Kamana *, Brian Majwega*
Sempa Charles, Abdul Rahman Ajab, Peter Lwasa.