The tax collectors bounced back to winning ways against the cops after a rough period that saw them lose two games in a row. This win comes at the back of a technical team change that saw four members of the technical team leave the club last week.

During this game, the tax collectors had new technical members seated in the dugout with Baker Mbowa serving as the interim Assistant coach to Sam Timbe and Kiberu Mubarak as the new goalkeeper coach.

The game, played at MTN Omondi Stadium saw URA pick all the three points against Police FC unlike their last visit there which saw them drop all points to KCCA FC at the beginning of the second round.

Sam Timbe made four changes from the team that played Vipers SC at home. Patrick Mobwa, Ronald Kigongo, Arafat Galiwango and Joackiam Ojera were the starters this time round.

The tax collectors started on the front foot from the word go dominating proceedings at the MTN Omondi Stadium. Ojera Joackiam was a major threat down the right flank running and pacing through the Police defenders creating chance after chance.

This determination from the tax collectors was paid off in the tenth minute as Cromwel Rwothomio converted Ojera’s cross to put the tax collectors ahead early in the game.

Cromwel celebrating his tenth-minute goal.

Ojera continued being the biggest threat to the Police backline as he kept running past the defenders. He twice set up Cromwel but unfortunately, the latter couldn’t put his efforts on target.

In the 35th minute, the hosts had a go at the URA goal but Nyakoojo Benjamin made a timely block to deny them keeping the scoreline 0-1. That was the story of the first half.

There were no changes during the break with both teams coming back for the second half. However, it was the tax collectors through the skipper Kagimu Shafik who scored first. The goal came in just four minutes into the second half. Kagimu capitalized on a defensive error made by Police’s Senjobe Eric to double URA’s lead.

Sam Timbe made a triple change in the 67th minute. Nunda Jackson, Dada Ibrahim, and Viane Ssekajugo replaced Shafik Kagimu, Steven Mukwala, and Joackima Ojera respectively.

URA poised a threat while having the biggest share of the ball possession with the offensive changes made. Viane and Dada had chances missed and surely the game would have had more two to three goals by the tax collectors.

URA FC went ahead to claim all three points from the away game with a clean sheet.

The win takes the tax collectors back to the third position. One point ahead of BUL and one point below second-placed KCCA.

April 25, 2022