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StarTimes UPL: URA rally from behind to tax KCCA to second consecutive loss

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URA FC rally from a goal down to defeat KCCA FC in the StarTimes UPL

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) rallied from a goal down to subject the KCCA FC to a second consecutive loss in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

Benjamin Nyakonjo cancelled out Brian Aheebwa’s opener before Shafiq Kagimu sealed the winner for the tax collectors off a cut back from Joachim Ojera who beat Musana, dribbled past Achai, at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

The game started with the home side on the front foot and almost broke the deadlock through Ashraf Mugume, but the Midfielder’s effort went wide off the right post.

Mugume had another chance to put the Kasasiro Boys ahead after a wonderful pass from Keiziron Kizito, but URA FC’s  goalie Nafian Alionzi easily saved the former’s shot in the 10th minute.

In the 22th minute, the visitors were forced into two early substitutions with Julius Mutyaba and Arafat Galiwango taken off for Ivan Sserubiri and Moses Sseruyidde respectively.

From a wonderful cross by Samson Kigozi, KCCA FC broke the deadlock after Sam Ssenyonjo’s header from a Samson Kigozi cross that found Brian Aheebwa on the goal-line unmarked to put the Kasasiro Boys into a well deserved lead.

In the 32nd minute, the tax collectors levelled matters through Nyakonjo’s bullet header past Charles Lukwago off a well taken Moses Sseruyidde corner kick.

Two minutes later, URA FC had a brilliant chance to go into the lead after substitute Moses Sseruyidde was brought down by Herbert Achai in the forbidden area to leave the referee with no choice than to point at the spot. But, substitute Sserubiri blazed the ball into the skies.

A few minutes later, skipper Shafiq Kagimu put the tax collectors ahead after Joachim Ojera dribbled past Hasan Musana and Achai to set up Kagimu for the URA’s second.

The game went into the halftime break with the visitors having completed their comeback from a goal down into the lead 2-1 .

At the start of the second half, KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi brought on Bright Anukani and Steven Sserwada for Samson Kigozi and Loro Mazengo in an attempt to redeem himself from a looming defeat at home.

The best goal scoring chance in the second half fell to Anukani in the 78th minute after Aheebwa set him up, but the former shot above the crossbar.

The Kasasiro Boys tried to impose a lot of pressure on the tax collectors back line but they were unable to break it down fully.

KCCA FC has now lost two game in a row after having had 3 wins in the first three games, while URA FC extend their unbeaten run to five games.


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