To climax the first round of fixtures for the 2020/2021 SUPL season, URA FC will this Wednesday (17/03/2021) travel to the West Nile region to be hosted by the Caterpillars. 


The tax collectors make the trip very optimistically and with rejuvenated hope on the back of the impressive form that saw us become just the first club to register double figures of games won this season.


Onduparaka on the other hand come into this game on the back of a loss against SC Villa at Bombo Military Grounds. They will most certainly be looking to change the current state of affairs.

Cromwel Rwothomio scored two goals against Onduparaka the last time we met.


The tax collectors are on a six-game winning streak and as if that’s not enough, the team is facilitating an eight-game unbeaten run. This impressive form from Sam Ssimbwa’s side has just about overwhelmed the league which accounts for our current position on the table.


The Greenlight Stadium is however never an easy venue to visit and the gaffer isn’t oblivious to this fact. This is so much importantly highlighted to our media team.


 “We know Onduparaka isn’t an easy opponent especially when they are playing at home but I trust the boys to give 100%. We have good momentum and it’s important for us to keep building on it.” I would continue to say: “I love the optimism around the club right now but our fans should know that it isn’t finished as far as the league title is concerned.

Majwega Brian running the left hand side.

The first round isn’t even finished yet. In all honesty, many of the fans and well-wishers alike believe this could be the year it’s coming home but some bit of patience and resilience by the boys is required. Finishing the first round of fixtures on the table will be a good set in the right direction.


URA FC currently seat comfortably on top of the log with ONE point clear of the second-placed team (Express FC). Onduparaka will definitely provide us with a challenge. 

Mukwla Steven has seven goals to his name this season.


 TEAM NEWS
Nafian Alionzi makes a return to the first team after successfully beating an injury he acquired from our (1-0) win against UPDF early this month on 2nd March 2021.
Joackiam Ojera also makes a return from injury after missing four games. He will be a welcome addition to the team now that the title race is intensifying.
Samuel Mwaka and Ssenyonga Mikidadi will drop off to accommodate the two first-team players.

Sseruyidde Moses in action.


Notes:
In our last five meetings, URA FC has managed to win twice and lost once against our adversaries. 
The two clubs have only met seven times since Onduparaka was founded.
In these seven times, URA has won three times and lost just once.
In our last visit to the Greenlight Stadium, we managed to emerge victorious with a 2-1 win.

John Bugembe
March 17, 2021