Preview: URA wary of Ndejje University threat | Uganda Premier League

2018/19 Uganda Premier League (Match Day 3)

Friday, 19th October:

  • URA Vs Ndejje University – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4:30 PM)
  • Onduparaka Vs KCCA – Green Light Stadium, Arua (4:00 PM) – Live on TV

Saturday, 20th October 2018 (4:00 PM):

  • Vipers Vs Nyamityobora – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • Bright Stars Vs SC Villa – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
  • Mbarara City Vs Maroons – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
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Noel Nasasira celebrates a goal for Ndejje University

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club entertains new comers Ndejje University during the continuation of match day three action at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Friday.

URA has picked a one and draw from the first two games as they are in 7th place.

They edged Paidha Black Angels 2-0 on match day and picked a point on the road at Express.

On the other hand, Ndejje University fell 1-0 away to champions Vipers at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende before recovering on match day two to defeat visiting Nyamityobora 1-0 at their Arena of Visions in Luweero.

URA and Ndejje University lock horns for the very first time.

Either sides virtually know a thing or two about the other save for the rotating players.

Against Vipers on match day one, Ndejje University under head coach Raymond Komakech looked compact at the back led by skipper Edward Kabona before succumbing to Davis Kasirye’s last minute gasp strike.

Ndejje University’s offensive minded players Noel Nasasira, Francis Onekalit, Emmanuel Wasswa, Paul Dumba, Anwar Ntege, Dickens Kilama, Sam Matovu and Paul Katongole are typical threats of their own.

The URA backline has Patrick Mbowa, Julius Mutyaba, Yesseri Waibi and two unfamiliar faces in Dickson Kigonga and Hudu Mulikyi who will be deployed for the job at hand in the absence of Benjamin Nyakoojo who is injured.

Goalkeeper James Alitho is ready for his first start since transferring from Vipers at the expense of the injured Nafian Alionzi.

Given the quality and class of URA players and their own experienced coach Sam Ssimbwa, the game will head to the wire.

Vitalis Tabu already has two goals to his name will need the backing of Abdallah Nyanzi, Moses Sseruyidde, Robert Mukongotya and Saidi Kyeyune for the much craven inspiration.

“We are ready for the game against Ndejje University. The break gave us enough time to prepare as we target our second victory” Vitalis Tabu told Kawowo Sports.

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Vitalis Tabu

Victory for any of the two clubs will impact for the better in early stages of the campaign.

Friday’s other game will witness Onduparaka host KCCA at the Green Light Stadium, Arua in Arua during the live broadcast game.

Match day three will wind up on Saturday, 20th October 2018 with three games.

Vipers host struggling Nyamityobora at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Table leaders Bright Stars face a stern test when they entertain 16 time record league winners Sports Club Villa at the Champions Stadium.

Elsewhere, Charles Livingstone Mbabazi’s Mbarara City plays host to George Nsimbe’s Maroons at their adapted Kavumba Recreational Stadium.

Top scorers:

  • Joel Madondo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) – 4 Goals
  • Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars) – 3 Goals
  • Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United) – 3 Goals
  • Vitalis Tabu (URA) – 2 Goals
  • Davis Kasirye (Vipers) – 2 Goals
  • Timothy Douglas Owori (BUL) – 2 Goals

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