MATCH PREVIEW: VIPERS V URA

Patrick Fred Ochieng

Head of Public Relations, Media and Communications at URA Football Club.

“Necessity is the mother of invention as it is so often alluded to.” This makes perfect sense when assessing the goalscoring form of URA FC skipper in preparation for this week’s early title decider against Vipers SC.


The game will be played this Wednesday 12th May 2021 at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. This will be the 18th meeting between both sides since 2013 and doesn’t come at a better time.


In our interaction with the captain, however, we got to explore the untold story behind his impressive form.


“The gaffer started pushing me further upfront with my then midfield partner Saidi Kyeyune completing his transfer away from the club. He told me how the team was now short on creativity and I was to ship in.”


The revelation does in its entirety accounts for his unprecedented goalscoring magnificence and it’s no surprise that he is already one goa shy of double figures of the season. He is indeed leading by example.


His goals, assists and leadership skills will be more than required as Sam Ssimbwa rallies his troops to Kitende for what promises to be a mouth-watering showdown against the in-form defending champions.


On-form they are indeed as they will quest for a third league win in a row. They have only fallen short of brilliance against Express FC in their last five league games.


The tax collectors will however use the first leg at the Arena of Visions as a reference point heading into this encounter. Thanks to goals from Kagimu and Mukwala in the 40th and 59th minute respectively, URA FC managed to register a 2-1.


Furthermore, URA FC is on a better run of form in the league than even Vipers SC. Two back-to-back wins against Mbarara City and Onduparaka will be something to cherish coming into the game.


The gaffer helped expound more on this:


“This is the game I believe all fans have been waiting for. We are in good shape despite the fatigue, I can say that my team is ready for the challenge in reference to our previous league games.”


A win for URA FC will open a four-point gap on top of the summit against Vipers.


TEAM NEWS


The game comes right in time for Cromwel Rwothomio who comes back from injury after missing three games.

Julius Mutyaba is also set to make his return to the team since the home game against BUL FC where he got injured.


IMPORTANT
Since 2013, the two sides have met 17 times. Of these times, URA FC has edged the fixture with 6 wins compared to Vipers’ 4. The draws are 7.


In the last five meetings between the two sides, URA FC has won 3 times, drawn once and lost just once.


Steven Mukwala is on eleven goals of the season. Only two goals shy of the top scorere.