PREVIEW: Busoga United V URA

Patrick Fred Ochieng

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

After completing two weeks off from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (UPL), the tax collectors are back in action this weekend as they travel away to Busoga United in Jinja on Saturday, June 19 2021.

URA commences its highly ambitious season searching for maximum points from each of the remaining fixtures in a quest to win a UPL title in more than ten years now.

Succeding over a decade of trying and failing, the 2020/21 season has seen URA in close contention for the UPL title.

Before breaking off for two weeks, URA had played 26 of the total 30 games, in which the tax collectors accumulated up to 57 points – enough to secure the second position on the 16-team log.

With four more games to go and 12 points to play for, URA sits just a point and a position below the table leaders (Express FC).

URA’s title chase could not resume at a better time than now. It is set to be a thrilling encounter for the championship seeking tax collectors against a relegation-threatened Busoga United fighting for UPL survival.

The meeting will be the ninth between both sides. This particular season, URA won the reverse fixture 1-0 on February 27 at the Ndejje Arena of Visions, Bombo thanks to Sseruyidde Moses.

The tax collectors have dominated this fixture with three wins out of nine. There have been four draws in the fixture with Busoga United winning the remaining two.

Busoga United with 23 points is just three points and one position above the red line.

Still a potential relegation candidate, the Mighty Team comes to this game with hopes of getting a positive result that could change their state of affairs.

The club from Jinja welcomes a determined URA side in dreadful form. Busoga has record a series of rather unpleasant results not winning any of its last five games, drawing only one and losing all the last four in a row.

A win for URA will take the tax collectors to the top of the table with 60 points provided Vipers lose points against Onduparaka, also awaiting the result between Wakiso Giants and Express later on Sunday.

The remaining journey of the league will see URA travel twice away from home to the Eastern and Western sides of the country respectively before settling home for the last two fixtures.

After Busoga United, welcome Kitara FC at the Arena of Visions on 23rd June.

On the 26th of June, URA play away to Wakiso Giants at Kabaka Kyabaggu before winding up with MYDA at home on 30th June.