The URA head coach, Sam Timbe was extremely ecstatic in the aftermath of his side’s 1-0 victory against KCCA on Saturday evening. An encounter that rightfully lived up to the billing as hosted at the Arena of Visions, Ndejje University.

Steven Desse Mukwala’s perfectly executed header in the 37th minute was enough to claim all three points on the evening. The delivery from a corner kick by Saidi Kyeyune had everything to celebrate as well.

Alive to the reality that the victory put an end to KCCA’s almost complete first-round unbeaten run, the delighted gaffer needed no invitation to shower his players with praises in the most interesting of ways.

“The performance was great, the players put in a shift and everyone was playing for each other. Everyone was working for the victory,” Timbe told URAMedia.

“The fighting spirit was a great thing the players gave to us and themselves. It was good to see every player fight for the victory.”

Timbe would also address the question of injuries that his team has had to nurse for the better part of this season. Moses Sseruyidde, who got injured in this encounter being the latest to join this list.

“This is where you find that the squad must be big enough, such that even the players that replace the injured players can deliver. Our problems were mostly internal but I believe we have sorted them now.”

The gaffer seemed rather unfazed with the fact that the upcoming international break would dislodge the team’s momentum. The momentum gained after earning a big victory against KCCA.

“I can’t say yes or no, but I am aware that they (FUFA and UPL) are going for recess. I had thought that we were going to have one week but it might be four weeks.”

“We shall wait for the outcome of that recess and then prepare the team for the games next month. I hope our momentum will still be with us then.”

About Mukwala’s return to scoring goals, the gaffer highlighted; “Most of the reasons why he is back scoring is a secret but what I can say is that we have helped him to achieve this current status.”

The Tax Collectors will return to action in February this year, where they will take on both Busoga United and Solitilo Bright Stars in a bid to complete their two games in hand.

John Bugembe
January 9, 2022