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June 16, 2024

The Anchorman

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URA throw away massive chance to topple Vipers with draw against Villa

Kenneth MUKISA

They knew that a win would put them on the top of the log above Vipers the defending champions with only 11 games left to play.

Pressure subdued Sam Ssimbwa’s men, forcing them to make rushed decisions and consequently cost them 2 valuable points that would have seen them assume table leadership on 45 points.

Against a side that has not scored now in 3 consecutive games, URA needed to be more calmer and attack them with a more resolute approach that would have broken them.

Kagimu appeared isolated in a midfield dominated by Villa’s numbers ( Photo: URA FC media)

They instead allowed to be driven by Villa’s temple and long balls that saw their midfield star men neglected. No wonder star man Shafiq Kagimu had a silent evening.

Rwothomio Cromwell’s first half effort that rattled the top bar stood out as the best chance created by both teams on a nervy evening.

Later on, Michael Birungi tried to steal it for the visitors but goal keeper Saidi Keni was equal to the challenge. Keni was named man of the match later.

The final whistle went with the spoils shared but URA were the more affected by the result which handed Vipers an opportunity to match on.

  • Villa with nothing to chase have been reduced to King makers  being too far from the leading pack and also too far above the drop zone. They will visit Mbarara city on 24th April

    Brian Majwega is marshalled down by Amir Kakomo and Geoffrey Wasswa

URA will hope to return to winning ways when they visit a Bright Stars side that have won 4 consecutive league matches .

Substitutions used

VILLA

Goffin Oyirwoth for Mohammed Senoga 78′

Isaac Ogwang for Francis Olaki 84″

URA

Brian Nkuubi for Ivan Serubiri 45′

Moses Seruyidde for Steven Mukwala 74′
Arafat Galiwango for Michael Birungi 74′