Saturday February 11th, 2023
Uganda Premier League
Greenlight Stadium, Arua
The Tax Collectors kick off the second round of the Startimes Uganda Premier League this evening at against Onduparaka FC at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua.
Just like it was at the start of the ongoing season, URA FC began the season against Onduparaka FC in a barren stalemate tie at Nakisunga Saza Ground.
The tax collectors will be hoping to build on their record at the Greenlight Stadium that has seen them win twice and four draws.
New signings Joseph Ssemujju, Alfred Leku, Nicholas Kabonge and Joshua Letti Lubwama all travelled with the team to Arua and are in line for their league Debut while Bruno Junior Bunyaga is out.
Youngster Sunday Andabati is also in line of making his debut after being issued his license while captain Nafian Alionzi is set to return in goal after missing our disappointing Uganda cup round 64 tie in midweek.
Head Coach Sam Timbe is aware of the value of the match and hopes for the best.
“We are set for Onduparaka FC, we know we are away and we know we are not in a position we are supposed to be in so this match is so important to us as a team and we shall handle it with care.”
He said in the pre match press conference.
Skipper Nafian Alionzi likewise believes against Onduparaka it won’t be easy but with teamwork they will work out results.
“It’s never easy to play Onduparaka away but we are ready to take them on and with teamwork we shall get positive results.”
Head To Head.
This will be the 13th meeting between both sides since 2016 with URA FC registering 6 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss.
URA FC sit in 11th place on 14 points from 14 games while the hosts sit rock bottom on 7 points from the same number of games.
Referee: Deogratious Opio
1st Assistant: Tonny Agil
2nd Assistant: Brianson Musisi
Fourth Official: Rahuman Atiku
Assessor: Ali Waiswa
Coordinator: Morgan Chancery