URA FC will encounter KCCA FC at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje this Tuesday 13/April/2021. This will in all senses of the word be a clash of titans.


In the recent five showdowns between both sides, the tax collectors have made three wins and a draw with the latter registering a single win at the back-end of 2018. Will it be a feeling of deja vu for the boys?


The results in the past five meetings also coincide with the time Sam Simbwa took over as head coach at the club. Since 2018, the gaffer has managed to create a scare-crow mentality for KCCA FC whenever URA FC is in town.

Mandela Ashraf dribbling past KCCA FC’s Musana Ronald in the first round.


It must also be remembered that the tax collectors almost completed a double against KCCA FC in the previous season. URA FC won the home game and managed a draw at the then StarTimes stadium in Lugogo. 


Cromwel Rwothomio dutifully converted a penalty in the 85th minute which was followed by a Saidi Kyeyune strike in a three-minute interval before Herbert Achai pulled one back in the 91st minute. Just like that, URA FC registered a 2-1 home win.


The team will be hoping for the same finishing since already this season, we have picked up 3 points against the same opposition in our away game thanks to goals from Benjamin Nyakoojo and Shafik Kagimu. 

Nyakoojo Benjamin scored his second goal of the season against KCCA FC.


While addressing our media team about the first game between both sides this season, the gaffer had this to say:
“The first game we played against them was hard considering that we had to come from behind. KCCA has always been a strong team and we expect them to give us a run for our money.”


KCCA FC themselves have looked impressive under the stewardship of their interim head coach Morley Bwekwaso. They comfortably dispatched BUL FC with a 3-0 in their last league game and will be hoping for a better showing come Tuesday. The tax collectors will however hope that their recent form against this opposition will count for something. 


“We have a good record against them in recent years and our aim is to even better it. I trust the boys know what to do and have the conviction.”

Sam Simbwa would continue to say.


The game will no doubt have a huge bearing on the title hopes of both teams especially for the fact that URA FC is just 6 points ahead of KCCA FC. URA FC seats second at 36points (joint top with leaders Vipers SC) while KCCA FC is 4th at 30points.

Mukwala Steven is the StarTimes Uganda Premier League top scorer


TEAM NEWS:


Hud Mulikyi is back training with the team and will be available for selection. 
Nyakoojo Benjamin and Cromwel Rwtohomio who missed our Stanbic Uganda Cup second leg match against Mbarara City are also back to the squad.


What You Must Know


Since 2012, there have been 17 meetings between the two sides. URA has won 6, made 5 draws and KCCA also made it 6 wins.


However, URA FC has dominated the fixture in recent times especially in the last 3years, winning 3 times and drawing just once.


Since Sam Simbwa took over as URA FC head coach, he has only lost once to KCCA FC and that was his first encounter against them. The game ended 1-0.

John Bugembe
April 12, 2021