URA FC assistant coach Simeon Massa was over the moon for his side’s mouthwatering display against Tooro United at the Arena of Visions, Ndejje University but indicated how it was important that his team gained rhythm in the game.

This rhythm the gaffer so passionately speaks about saw the Tax Collectors put six goals past the visitors, who were competitive enough to score a consolation on the evening, and return to winning ways with some kind of swagger.

A quadruple from Steven Desse Mukwala along with strikes from Cromwel Rwothomio and Joackiam Ojera helped URA to register the highest number of goals scored by any club in the league this season and provoke a smile from Massa’s face.

“I am happy with the performance from the boys, never mind that we struggled a bit with rhythm, we recovered though. The good thing about this performance is that the team has shown our ability to score goals in plenty,” Massa told club media.

“We can continue to improve in performance and instil exactly how we want to play. This result is very important for us,” he continued.

The URA deputy head coach would weigh in on what his team did better on the evening to prevent what had now become customary, that the team leads proceedings in the first half, only to either draw or lose the game at full-time.

“I think what helped us a lot this time was killing the game off in the first half. In fact, scoring many goals helped us because we ended up conceding a goal in the second half which I wasn’t happy with.”

“We are however working behind the curtains to ensure that a solution is found for our slow and sloppy second-half performances. Whether it is defending better or controlling the game.” 

Massa also needed no invitation to highlight how important the result will turn out to be for the team in terms of boosting morale for the forthcoming away encounter against Vipers SC at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

“Yes the result will help us build confidence before the Saturday game against Vipers, we do respect them as a team but certainly don’t fear them. We have played with them enough times to believe that we shall visit with a conviction of picking maximum points,” he reiterated.

He would further emphasize the importance for his forwards to maintain their form as exhibited; “I am happy with my forwards and the work they are putting in.”

“It’s not just Mukwala but Rwothomio and Ojera on the scoresheet as well. We do a lot of work with them in training and I am happy it plays off.”

He would conclude his remarks speaking about the fact that the Tax Collectors now have to play catch up with the other teams since the game against Tooro was only representative of Matchday 4 for URA.

“It is hurting us because we have to struggle to catch up with others who played their games first and won them. We shall however do everything in our power to navigate through them.”

URA will play Vipers SC away from home this Saturday, November 27th in what will be Matchday 7 of the 2021/22 StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The game will however be our fifth of the season.

John Bugembe
November 24, 2021