Startimes Uganda Premier League (MD1)

Sunday 17th 2023

UPDF FC VS URA FC- Bombo Barracks Ground @3pm

URA FC kicks off their 2023/24 Startimes Uganda Premier League campaign with an Away trip to UPDF FC this afternoon at Bombo Barracks Ground.

The Tax Collectors will be hoping to pick up maximum points this time round unlike last season when they drew goaless at home against Onduparaka FC.

Team News.

A number of new signings like Laban Tibita, Norman Namanya, Ibrahim Wammanah, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Rodgers Omedwa, Amis Bwangani, Shariph Kimbowa, etc are all in the match day squad and expected to make their league debuts the club.

On a low note, right back James Begisa and Joseph Ssemuju have slight knocks and await late fitness tests incase they are to feature.

Pre-Match Reactions

Fred Muhumuza (Coach)

“It’s a tight game as UPDF FC is tricky side to play against in Bombo but we have done our role and want to win. We know the importance of the first games as they give you momentum and confidence going into other games and that’s exactly what we hope to achieve.”

Huudu Mulikyi (Captain)

“We are very ready for the match as players and we hope to win basing on our preparations. It’s an honour to lead the club this season and this will help me put in more effort which starts against UPDF FC.”

Head To Head.

This will be the ninth meeting between the two sides with URA FC managing 5 wins, 2 draws scoring a total of 11 goals and collecting 17 points.

Last season both sides drew one all in both rounds in Bombo and Lugazi respectively.

Ivan Ahimbisibwe and Ibrahim Wammanah will face their former paymasters for the first time since joining us incase they feature.

September 17, 2023
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