- Tuesday, March 7
- Sadolin Paints vs. URA – Namboole, 4:30pm
URA will hope to post a second win in a row for only the second time this season when they travel to the Mandela National Stadium, Nambole on Tuesday to take on their bogey side Sadolin Paints.
The four-time champions have won twice in succession just once this term and that was in October last year when they beat Onduparaka 3-1 at Mehta Stadium and followed it with victory over The Saints.
They go into tomorrow’s game on the back of a 2-0 victory over Lweza, but there’s no running away from the fact that the former champions have failed to deliver positive results consistently.
With only five wins to their name, a record twelve draws and two losses, the club occupies the fifth position in the league standing with 27 points, 14 adrift of table leaders KCCA and just seven ahead of their Tuesday opponents placed 12th in the division.
Kefa Kisala’s spell at the Mehta Stadium came to an end eight days ago after he was given the boot by the club and now Ibrahim Kirya is the man tasked with leading the tax collectors to a strong finish in the league.
It did not quite happen for Kirya at Lweza, but the former Cranes player has experience coaching top clubs having previously worked with the same side albeit as an assistant coach for three years between 2010 and 2013 and SC Villa in 2015.
In his first game in charge, Kirya faces URA’s bogey side. URA’s only victory over Sadolin came in 2015 when they beat Sadolin 4-0 in the latter’s first season in top flight.
Since then, Sadolin have been enjoying the bragging rights, with two victories in their last three meetings secured including this season’s 2-1 triumph at the Mehta Stadium in the first round.
The former Lweza tactician will be tasked to avoid a repeat of such, but the club will be aware that Sadolin will be in no mood to hand out any favours.
Sadolin are fresh from an inspiring 3-0 victory over Bright Stars. Given their recent encounters against URA that have gone their way including that 4-1 triumph in 2016, the fixture comes right on time for the Painters who are fighting to run away from the relegation zone.
They go into tomorrow’s game placed 12th with 20 points.