PREVIEW: URA V ONDUPARAKA

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After the disappointing ejection out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup last Tuesday, the tax collectors will host Arua’s Onduparaka FC this Friday, 7 May 2021 in a quest to maintain their five-match unbeaten run in the league.


The meeting will be only the ninth between both sides since the Caterpillars made their league debut back in 2016. 


The tax collectors have dominated this fixture with four wins out of eight. There have been three draws in the fixture with the Caterpillars winning just a single game.


Furthermore, Onduparaka travel to the Arena of Visions in rather an unpleasant form as the club has lost its last four games in a row. They will be hoping for a result of some sorts in order to change the current state of affairs.


URA FC on the other hand will now fully focus on the league title and will perceive the game against the Caterpillars as a must-win fixture. The stakes are high and head coach Sam Simbwa is not oblivious to this. 


In his own words, this is what he had to say:
“We put the game against Express FC behind us and now focus on the league. We need a good run of results and a win against Onduparaka will be a starting point.”


When asked about the mentality of his players after their failure to progress in the cup competition, he would go ahead to say:


“The players have recovered from the disappointment and now know our priority. I like the mentality I have seen in the training ground.”

Sam Ssimbwa


A win against Onduparaka will ensure that the tax collectors create a 4 point lead at the top of the summit against the second played team who play rivals KCCA FC on Sunday.

 TEAM NEWS
Steven Mukwala is fully back to the team after coming on as a substitute against Express FC in the Uganda cup game last Tuesday.


Goalkeeper, Nafian Alionzi, Micheal Birungi and Cromwel Rwothomio are still out due to injury.

Nunda Jackson was underwent a knee operation and will only be available next season.

Upcoming fixtures this month

SC Vipers vs URA FC (Wednesday 11 May 2021)

Patrick Fred Ochieng

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