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URA host limping Police in bid to maintain grip on the top

Danito NSUBUGA 

After a disappointing end to their top of the table clash with Vipers SC at Kitende, URA will have to keep their head high if they are to mantain their slim lead at the top.

They couldn’t hung on to Rwothomio Cromwell’s first half goal and Yunus Sentamu punished them to keep Vipers in the chase.

Today, they welcome a Police side devoid of their usual sharpness having gone 3 matches without a win.

However, Police FC still remain the second highest scoring side in league with 47 goals only 3 behind Vipers.

Key stats

URA FC have won 7 consecutive times while playing at home. In that period, they have beaten Onduparaka, Mbarara city, BUL, SC Villa, KCCA, Vipers, Kyetume and Busoga United.

Police FC on the other hand are among the poor travellers in the league. They have lost 5 times, drawn 3 times and only won thrice while playing away from Lugogo.

Team news:

Goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi has missed the previous three league matches, he has not yet recovered from injury meaning Hannington Sebwalunyo will maintain his place in goal

Offensive midfielder Moses Seruyidde has not made the final 20 man squad.

Police FC will not have their captain Tonny Mawejje who failed to shake off a knock suffered in the 0-0 stalemate with KCCA on Sunday.

Frank Tumwesigye Zaga was also substituted before half time against KCCA, he will also miss out.

Striker Derrick Kakooza may return today after sitting out the match  against KCCA

Other matches today

SC Villa vs Vipers
Wakiso Giants vs Kitara
BUL vs Soltilo Bright Stars
Express FC vs UPDF
Mbarara City vs Onduparaka

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