Sam Timbe’s Tax Collectors travel to the West Nile region this Tuesday, November 2nd 2021, in a bid to levy Uganda Premier League debutants Arua Hill at the Barifa Playground in a Matchday 5 fixture of the topflight league.

The game will be URA’s second of the new season with the first having come at home against UPDF FC, a game where Timbe’s side required a spirited second-half resurrection to claim all three points in a rather convincing fashion.

Vianne Sekajugo, who joined the party in the game’s second stanza to make his URA debut was alive to redirect Ibrahim Dada’s perfect pass into the back of the net to make it 2-1 at the interval and put us in charge of proceedings.

The fascinating forward, who was extremely erated in the aftermath of the game, spoke to us in reflection of the encounter but also helped shape the kind of expectations that the fans should have going into this fixture against the Kongolo.

“I would like to, first of all, thank the technical team that managed to fix the loopholes at half-time and helped us recover strongly in the second half to comfortably win that game,” Ssekajugo told URA FC media

“I would also like to thank my teammates for the strong mentality exhibited. The win was a wake-up call for the fans and all those that wish us well. We are here to work, and we shall do just that.”

The lethal and pinpoint goalscorer would also highlight the fact that the fixture congestion was not a problem but a good confidence booster for the team and that all players were happy with the involvements to come.

“I think the games present a tough challenge for us but our mindset is strong and clear. Anyone that wants to be a champion must work hard to ensure that they get a result, we are ready.”

“We shall be tested yet again against Arua Hill and I can tell you, we as players are ready for the challenge. Our technical team has prepared us very well and we, therefore, expect to win the game,” he concluded.

This fixture, which will be URA’s first game away from home this season, presents the gaffer with a rare opportunity to close the gap on the top teams with a win. The Tax Collectors, however, have four games in hand.

The Leopards of Arua Hill on the other hand approach the game in search of restitution after falling to Mbarara City away from home in their most recent game. A display that was quite uncharacteristic of the team considering what people have grown used to.

Timbe will therefore ask for more from his troops and hope that the ruthlessness from our most previous game, can be replicated throughout the entire clash in West Nile, a game he and his technical team will aim to win.

John Bugembe
November 2, 2021