By: Gladys Zawedde
Paul Nkata will be in charge of his first game after being re-appointed as head coach on Wednesday 20th following a poor run of results by his predecessor Ibrahim Kirya. Nkata who was URA coach in 2013, will be working with Hamza Kalanzi and Simeon Masaba as his deputies.
URA FC comes in this game having played to a 1-1 draw with Mbarara City at home in the most recent fixture as Onduparaka lost 2-1 away to Masavu FC at Bugonga Fisheries Grounds on Tuesday.
This will be the third encounter for both sides and the Caterpillars are yet to win any having played to a 2-2 draw at Green Light Stadium in Arua and URA FC won 3-1 in Lugazi last season.
The tax collectors boast of home unbeaten record this season having won four times and drawn four times in eight matches they have hosted. On the other hand Onduparaka have a poor travelling record having lost four times, drawn once and won only twice (against Maroons and Express)
URA FC. D W W L D
Onduparaka FC L W L W L
URA will put their trust in Shafik Kagimu, Henry Kisseka and Bokota Labama to earn maximum points and keep the unbeaten home run rolling .Okot Fred comes back for training but won’t make it for the game leaving the rest of the players fit for selection.
It will also be a a family affair of a battle between brothers midfielder Ivan Mboowa who plays for Onduparaka facing his elder brother Brian Majwega who is with the tax collectors.
Onduparaka FC will bank on the services of Nicholas Ssebwato, Ceaser Okhuti, Bida Ezra to look for a positive result as they are to miss out the services of artistic midfielder Gaddafi Gadinho for accumulated cards. Karim Ndugwa is slated to undergo a late fitness test after he sustained an injury early in the last fixture against Masavu FC.
A win for the tax collectors can propel them as far as the fourth place whereas Onduparaka can move to the third position.