By: Daniel Nsubuga
It’s more likely for struggling teams to have an immediate reaction when they change managers but that wasn’t the case for URA FC.
They have been treated to their first home loss of the season by Onduparaka courtesy of a superb Viane Sekajugo strike.
The forward drove home from a brilliant through ball from midfield when Saidi Kyeyune was dispossessed by Patrick Mboowa
Moments later, Sekajugo missed a chance to extend Onduparaka’s lead when he went through to goal only to be denied by an onrushing Mathias Muwanga
URA almost equalised at the close of the first period but Shafiq Kagimu’s effort hit the woodwork.
At 49 minutes, Paul Nkata introduced Labama Bokota Kamana to add more fire power to his forward line and the striker almost made an impact but his header was easily collected by Nicholas Sebwato.
At this moment, Onduparaka resorted to sitting back with an option for a counter which prompted Nkata to add on Julius Ntambi for Mutyaba and Hood Mulikyi for the tired Kigongo.
URA’s other opportunity to level matters also fell to Bokota Labama but still Nicholas Swebato stood tall to save all 3 for Onduparaka.
The win pulls Onduparaka up to 3rd place on 25 points above Vipers and Police FC. URA are pegged back to 7th following Maroons win over BUL.
URA FC 0-1 Onduparaka FC
Maroons 1-0 BUL FC
Soana 2-1 Police
UPDF 2-1 Bright Stars
Mbarara City 1-0 Masavu