Saturday 12th February
URA Vs Gaddafi – Arena of Visions, Ndejje Bombo
Vipers Vs Arua Hill – St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Bul FC Vs Wakiso Giants – Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe Jinja City
Onduparaka Vs Busoga United – Aba Bet Green light Stadium, Arua City
Defender Benjamin Nyakoojo is still a doubt for this contest after missing the previous game against KCCA FC. Youngster Alex Akankwasa and Jackson Nunda are all out due to injuries.
The Tax Collectors will also miss left back Derrick Ndahiro who is part of the FUNDI project in Spain.
For the Visitors, forward Alex Kitata is ruled out due to injury. New signings Bate Seif and Isaac Isinde are expected to make their debuts in this game.
Munguchi Steven, Muwawu Steven, Jamaldin Buchochera and Mark Bamukyaaye are still on rehabilitation and the game comes a little bit earlier for them.
URA FC-Nafian Alionzi (GK), Najib Fesali, Arafat Galiwango, Ashraf Mandela, Patrick Mbowa, Hudu Mulikyi, Moses Sseruyidde, Shafiq Kagimu, Saidi Kyeyune, Vianne Ssekajugo, Ibrahim Dada
Gaddafi FC – Ronald Mutebi, Franco Onen, Hassan Musana, Andrew Waiswa, Bakali Magumba, Sam Kintu, Amos Kirya, Yunus Sibira, James Otim, Charles Ssebutinde, Brian Kalumba
Preview: URA seek to bounce back to winning Ways.
URA FC will be seeking a return to winning ways when they host Gaddafi FC at the Arena of Visions Ndejje, Bombo on Saturday.
The Tax Collectors come off a 1-0 loss to KCCA FC, one that ended their good run they had enjoyed in the last three League outings. They had picked three wins in a row beating KCCA 1-0 at home, Bright Stars 3-0 at Kavumba before beating Busoga United 3-1 at Kakindu.
Back at home after three away games in a row, the Tax Collectors host a side that denied them maximum points in the reverse fixture that ended 1-1 at Gaddafi arena in Jinja and it’s time to prove a point.
This being their first home game in the second round, there will be no room for error as they target to close the gap at the top.
Sitted in the fourth place with 28 points, URA have a chance to leapfrog third placed Express on 29 points, who dropped points against Tooro United on Friday at Wankulukuku.
Meanwhile, the Visitors, Gaddafi also have the same ambitions of returning to winning ways when they make a trip to Bombo.
The Soldier Boyz lost 4-1 to Wakiso Giants in their previous League outing at Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium last week.
Ahead of the game, head coach Peter Onen predicts a tough contest given the fact that both teams will be eager to regain their winning touch.
“It is not going to be an easy game because we all lost in our last games. So it is going to be more complicated for both of us since we are all desperate to win, so it will depend on one’s good tactical ability to take the day, Onen told the club’s media.
The reverse fixture saw Yunus Sabira’s late strike cancel out Steven Mukwala’s goal as the two sides shared spoils at Gaddafi arena earlier last month.
Head to Head
URA Vs Gaddafi ….???
Gaddafi 1-1 URA FC