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April 10, 2024

The Anchorman

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URA maintains pressure at the top after completing double over KCCA

Joseph Balikuddembe 

Joachim Ojera 54′
Shafiq Kagimu 66′

Second half goals by Joachim Ojera and Captain Shafiq Kagimu have earned URA FC a comfortable victory over KCCA to help them keep the pace at the top of the Uganda Premier league.

Sam Ssimbwa’s men also flexed their might against their Lugogo counterparts with a second win of the season to complete their double. It is also URA’s 4th with in their most recent 6 meetings against the Kasasiro boys.

Morley Byekwaso has in the process suffered his first defeat since taking over from Mike Mutebi putting an end to an impressive start.

Despite a goalless first half, the match lived to it’s billing as one of the most eagerly anticipated affairs with each team attacking in equal measure.

URA’s Steven Mukwala got the best chance of the first period as early as the 8th minute but Charles Lukwago was equal to his effort to keep the game level.

Sadat Anaku in action for KCCa FC ( Kcca media)

Again Mukwala went through in the 35th minute and he should have put URA in the lead but he fumbled in decision and his ball went over the bar.

Youngster Moses Seruyidde got injured in the 24th minute forcing URA into an early substitution.  He was withdrawn for Ivan Serubiri .

The first 45 minutes ended all square with URA showing the more intent to draw first blood.

Morley Byekwaso sensing danger, he rung a double substitution by introducing the in form Charles Lwanga and Hassan Musana for Samuel Senyonjo and Ashraf Mugume at the restart of the second period.

The inevitable happened with the industrious Joachim Ojera putting URA in the lead on 54 minutes. He  headed in Rwothomio Cromwell’s cross. The former Paidha Black Angels man had come on for Ibrahim Dada at half time.

12 minutes later, captain Shafiq Kagimu the scorer of the winning goal in the first leg returned to punish KCCA again with a none stop connection of Mukwala’s cross. Kagimu’s goal was enough to finish URA off and the game ended 2-0.

Victory puts URA on 39 points after 17 games, joint top with Vipers who also beat Busoga United 4-0