Onduparaka vs URA: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Friday, December 17
•Onduparaka vs URA, Arua
•BUL vs Bright Stars, Bugembe
•Express vs Gadaffi, Wankulukuku
•Mbarara City Vs Wakiso Giants, Kakyeka

Team News

  • Onduparaka is boosted with the return of Isaac Okello and Mansoor Safi Agu but Dudu Ramathan is doubtful.
  • The Caterpillars will be without Okocha Rashid who is suspended and Amayo Ahmed who has fever.
  • Rashid Agau and Ivan Okello are still doing light jogging and stretching while Mathias Muwanga is ruled out.
  • URA will be without long term abseentee Jackson Nunda.
  • Hannington Ssebwalunyo is also out with an injury.

Probable Lineups

Onduparaka: Micheal Kagiri, Gasper Adriko, Jimmy Ndalambi, GerigaHamza, Isaac Okello, Abasi Kateregga, Yakin Rashid, Nathan Oloro, Shaban Muhammad, Baden Mujahid, Okech Emmanuel

URA: Alionzi Nafian, Ashraf Mandela, Derrick Ndahiro, Najib Fesali, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Mbowa Patrick, Saidi Kyeyune, Viane Ssekajuko, Moses Sseruyidde, Steven Mukwala, Rwothomio Cromwel.

Preview: Both Teams Seeking to Return to Winning Ways

Onduparaka and URA will all target maximum points in their quest to return to winning ways when they meet in Arua.

Onduparaka squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Mbarara City in Kakyeka while URA played out a goalless draw with Express in Ndejje in their last game.

Coming into this game, Onduparaka are 11th on the log with 10 points after 2 wins and 4 draws.

URA are 8th with 13 points having collected 3 wins, 4 draws and one loss.

Onduparaka have won only one game against Police FC in their last 5 matches losing to Villa and Mbarara City while drawing with Wakiso Giants and Express.

URA are unbeaten in their last 5 games winning two against Vipers and Tooro United while drawing three on the bounce with Express, Villa and Police.

Onduparaka are winless in their last 4 games while URA have not won any in their last 3 games.

Onduparaka Head Coach George Lutalo says they have prepared well and they hope to have a good game.

“We have prepared ourselves well and we hope to have a good game,” Lutalo stated.

“We are trying our best to be strong from the beginning of the game up to the last minutes of the game.”

Onduparaka Captain Muhammad Shaban who has scored 3 goals so far says they know URA well and they are ready for them.

“Scoring 3 goals in 9 matches is not good at all but it’s not all that bad because am just coming back,” he said.

“The 3 goals I have scored of course have encouraged me to score more because as a striker I have score more left.

“Of course we have played URA so many times in the friendlies and we know were their strong points are and their weaknesses so we are ready for them.

“The coaches have been doing more than enough to prepare us for the game.”

The last time they met last season, URA won home and away, 3-1 winners with a brace from Shafik Kagimu and Steven Mukwala while Madhi Ajobe scored for visitors Onduparaka.

The first round in Arua ended 3-0 in favour of the tax collectors – A brace from Steven Mukwala and a goal from Rwothomio Cromwel.

Stats

This will be the 10th meeting between the two sides.

In the previous 9, URA have won 5 times while Onduparaka has registered only one win with 3 draws.

Head to Head

2020/2021
URA 3-1 Onduparaka
Onduparaka 0-3 URA

2019/2020
URA vs Onduparaka (Not played)
Onduparaka 1-2 URA

2018/2019
Onduparaka 0-0 URA
URA 3-1 Onduparaka

2017/2018
Onduparaka 0-0 URA
URA 0-1 Onduparaka

2016/2017
Onduparaka 2-2 URA
URA 3-1 Onduparaka

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