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“We are still a work in progress”: URA’s Ibrahim Kirya

By: Danito Nsubuga 

URA FC today have played to a goalless draw against Maroons FC who are yet to win a game neither score a goal this season.

The tax collectors now lie 8th with 4 points from 3 games which leaves them off the the track as regards challenging for the title. Coach Ibrahim Kirya has however played down the tag of title favourites and he maintains that his team are not ready to fight for the title however much they will challenge. He says.

We are building a team to dominate the league for a period of 5 – 10 years to come. Rome wasn’t built in a single day and we believe step by step we shall get there.”

“Most of the players are new and they are yet to get to terms to our philosophy and playing style.”

“We are glad for the point attained today against a very defensively organised team though we should have won  had it not been for Bokota Kamana’s profligacy when our best chance fell on him but we don’t blame him for the result, it’s a positive because we lost in Jinja (against Kirinya JSS).

When asked to comment on the next fixture against KCCA FC, Kirya said,

“Big games are always self motivating for the players and I hope they will all get fired up for that one, players tend to relax against the smaller teams and get fired up for the big ones, we can’t wait to face them.”

New signing Joseph Mpande is yet to feature for the team and Kirya gave an insight into his case,

” His International transfer documentations are yet to be cleared but FUFA is into contact with FIFA to see that Mpande is cleared. His previous club had a change in name and that created a complexity in the processing of Mpande’s documents but we expect everything to be cleared before Thursday and we hope to have him for the next game. “

URA next game in the league will be against KCCA FC on 29th September at Mandela National Stadium.

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