StarTimes Uganda Premier League (Match Day 20 – Friday, 31 st January
 Match 153: URA 2-1 KCCA

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club overcame KCCA 2-1 at the Arena of Visions Stadium on Friday evening.
Striker Cromwell Rwothomio and midfielder Saidi Kyeyune scored the price-less goals inside the last five minutes of the game.
Rwothomio scored a well-struck penalty in the 85th minute and Kyeyune finished off a quick counter-attack three minutes later.
Herbert Achai scored KCCA’s consolation deep in the first of the
four added minutes.

The visitors had two forced changes because of injuries; first on the stroke of half time when Julius Poloto limped out for Nicholas Kasozi.
Five minutes into the second half, Fillbert Obenchan took over from the injured John Revita as the visitors lost their second player through injury.
Joackiim Ojera got cautioned ten minutes into the second half.

Cromwel Rwothomio converting URA’s first goal from the penalty spot.

Nicholas Kasozi registered a shot on target, well tamed by goalkeeper Lukwago Charles on the hour mark. KCCA came close to breaking the dead-lock when Mike Mutyaba set up Mustafa Kizza but the resultant cross from the latter was parried away by the overstretched goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi.

Julius Mutyaba was booked by referee Muhammed Nasser Kirya with a quarter an hour to play. Moments later Musa Ramathan also got cautioned for pulling down substitute Michael Birungi.
KCCA’s best moment to take the lead fell to Erisa Ssekisambu with 10 minutes to play. The former Express and Vipers’ forward tapped wide Ramathan’s teasing cross from the right after good inter-play with Kasozi.

Achai pulled back a goal in the 91 st minute for the hosts but URA held firm for the closing three minutes for a memorable victory that takes them to 33 points.

“We gave our best shot in the game. We were patient that the goals would come even if they came late. I am contented about our performance” Sam Ssimbwa, head coach noted.

Sam Ssimbwa speaking after the match.

URA maintains the good run in the second round and remains unbeaten, having won three games and drawn once away to Tooro United.
The tax collectors registered their 8th victory in 20 games to accumulate 33 points from 20 matches as they remain fourth on the 16 team log.

Team Line Ups:

URA XI: Nafian Alionzi (G.K), Ashraf Mandela, Yeseri Waibi (55’ Michael Birungi), Benjamin Nyakoojo, Patrick Mbowa, Julius Mutyaba, Saidi Kyeyune, Shafik Kagimu, Joackiam Ojera, Brian Majwega, Cromwel Rwothomio
Subs Not Used: Samuel Mwaka (G.K), Ronald Kigongo, Ivan Sserubiri,Mikidadi Ssenyonga, Hudu Mulikyi, Anwaru Ntege

KCCA XI: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Ramathan Musa, Mustafa Kizza, Peter Magambo, John Revita (50’ Fillbert Obenchan), Herbert Achai, Julius Poloto (44’ Nicholas Kasozi), Erisa Ssekisambu, Moses Aliro, Mike Mutyaba

Subs Not Used: Ali Mwerusi (G.K), Hassan Musana, Samuel Kato, Joseph Kafumbe

Match Officials:
 Center Referee: Nasser Muhammed Kirya
 1 st Assistant Referee: Ronald Katenya
 2 nd Assistant Referee: Jane Mutonyi

John Bugembe
February 1, 2020