By: David Gombe
Goals from Charles Ssempa and second half substitute Hudu Mulikyi ensured a win for URA after failing to win in the most recent 4 attempts.
Having lost 1-0 to Soana, 1-0 to Vipers, drawn 1-1 against Mbarara city and lost 1-0 recently against UPDF, URA FC gone 4 complete games without winning but they played to a sweet win today against Kirinya Jinja SS at Namboole.
Charles Ssempa put URA FC in the lead as early as the 3rd minute with a beautiful header off the first corner kick of the game delivered by Brian Majwega.
Despite the guests playing well with attacking football and passing the ball better with good possession, they remained a goal down and never threatened their hosts’ goal in the early minutes of the game.
Enter second half, the introduction of Anthony Mayanja, Landry Makon, and Isaac Ntege did not bear fruits either for the Jinja based side.
The tax collectors also made a few changes which saw Peter Lwasa, Siraje Ssentamu and Hudu Mulikyi came on to re-enforce their team.
With 4 minutes added to the normal time, second half substitute Hudu Mulikyi who had come on to replace Shafik Kagimu in the 74th minute scored one to his name on the evening with a well taken strike inside the 18 yards box off a Herman Wasswa assist to seal the win for the home side.
The win takes URA FC to 30 points after they have played 24 games and sit in the 8th position on the table of 16 teams while Kirinya Jinja SS remain 4th with 37 points despite loosing.
URA FC XI
Arionzi Nafian, Fred Okot, Allan Munaaba, Jimmy Kulaba, Patrick Mboowa, Godfrey Ssembatya, Ronald Kigongo, Shafik Kagimu, Herman Wasswa, Charles Ssempa, Brian Majwega.
Muwanga Mathias, Kagaba Nicholas, Peter Lwasa, Hudu Mulikyi, Siraje Ssentamu, Said Kyeyune, Moses Sseruyidde.
Kirinya Jinja SS
Didi Muhammad, Allan Drajua, Isma Kawawulo, Willy Makuro, Livingstone Mulondo, Godfrey Akol, George Kasonko, Bashir Mutanda, Musa Esenu, Fred Amaku, Faizal Muwawu
Opoka Atino, Landry Makon, Isaac Ntege, Sabir Rajab, Anthony Mayanja, Joram Kirya