URA FC squeezed past Express FC by the skin of their teeth with a 1-0 victory in a league game played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Ronald Kigongo, visibly limping, scored the winner with ten minutes remaining on the clock as Sam Ssimbwa’s charges wobbled to victory.
The hard fought win took the Tax collectors to third place on the log with 42 points, three below second placed Vipers who face Maroons on Wednesday.
Ssimbwa, formerly at Express and KCCA FC, has now raised the bar for his side. The coach has said that he wants to displace Vipers in second.
“Am pleased that we are third on the table, It was our target from the start, but now we want to go second,” Ssimbwa told Club media officer Patrick Ochieng after the 1-0 victory at Namboole.
“We want to win our games one at a time, and we will then see how high we can finish.”
“I am very happy that we have managed to beat all the VEK teams, it’s a big motivation for us as coaches and also the players.”
URA FC Edge Express FC
The Tax collectors, coming into the game on the back of a rescheduled 1-1 draw with BUL FC, needed a positive response against Express. But like Coach Ssimbwa has predicted, it was not going to be a walkover against Express FC.
URA were second best on the evening, they were pedestrians especially in the first stanza where they could have conceded like three goals.
Alitho James, who was on bench against BUL in favour of Alionzi Nafian, kept URA FC in the game, and the visitors were made to pay for their profligacy.
Shafic Kagimu who was later taken off for Steven Munguchi had the best chance for URA but fluffed his effort over the bar.
Cromwell Rwothomio also missed two big chances at close range. The introduction of Lwasa Peter slightly changed the flow of the game before URA got what proved to be the winner from Kigongo’s long effort.
Ssimbwa Convinced With Performance
“The attitude was right, it was positive, we put up pressure. The only problem is that we wasted all our three substitutes and Kigongo was injured and we had to play ten players for about twenty minutes.
“Express FC has been watching our movements, their technical team was here against BUL but we had to put an extra technical effort to see that we win.”
URA FC has conceded ten goals this season, the lowest tally in the league.
Next for URA is a trip to Mbarara City to face Nyamityobora at Kakyeka Stadium before hosting Bright Stars on April 10.