Friday, November 10
*URA 2-2 Kitara
*Bright Stars 3-2 Busoga United
Kitara spoiled David Obua’s dream start as URA FC coach, with a late equalizer in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Lugazi.
Obua and URA seemed headed for victory until Brian Aheebwa’s added-time goal leveled the score.
Despite recovering from Living Kabon’s lead, the Tax Collectors were left disappointed at fulltime.
Najib Fessali’s first-half equalizer and Ivan Ahimbisibwe’s quick second-half goal had initially put URA in the lead.
Kabon opened Kitara’s scoring with a powerful drive from outside the box, setting the stage for an intense showdown.
But URA quickly responded before halftime, as Fessali headed in from Joshua Lubwama’s corner.
In the second half, URA secured their second goal when Ahimbisibwe executed a diving header from Fessali’s precise cross just two minutes into restart.
And what followed were a couple of missed chances.
Ahimbisibwe’s close-range finish was denied by the offside flag while Kabon’s attempt to equalize for Kitara narrowly crawled out after the forward had made an impressive run.
URA’s Shariph Kimbowa, presented with a free goal opportunity, faltered against the goalkeeper.
Kitara’s captain, Maxwell Owachgiu, struck the crossbar and the Visitors also had two penalty appeals dismissed.
Substitute Joseph Ssemujju had two promising chances, missing a clear opportunity to beat the keeper and later sending his volley just inches over.
Ultimately, URA paid the price for missed opportunities, with Brian Aheebwa securing an equalizer in added time by slotting through URA’s defensive traffic.
URA moved to 10 points while Kitara are second with 16 points, two behind leaders BUL, after seven games.
What Next – URA visit Vipers on November 23 at Kitende while Kitara also visit BUL on November 26.
How they started
URA – Denis Otim, Enock Walusimbi, Eric Ssenjobe, Hudu Mulikyi, Najib Fesali, Joshua Lubwama, Saidi Kyeyune, Hassan Kalega, Viane Ssekajugo, Moses Aliro, Ivan Ahimbisibwe
Kitara – Crispus Kusiima, Maxwell Owachgiu, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Jasper Aheebwa, Eric Muber, George Ssenkaaba, Living Kabon, Donato Okello, Denis Omedi, David Kasaija