MAtch preview: URA VS Bunamwaya



Its a battle of the titans as defending Champions URA FC play host to 2009 champions Bunamwaya SC in a thrilling encounter at Lugazi. URA and Bunamwaya are are second and third respectively though level on 23 points separated by a goal difference of 3.

Whoever wins today goes into christmas leading the table but only if table leaders Express F.C fail to get maximum points against bottom of the table Utoda F.C in the last of double headers today at Namboole stadium.


URA F.C goes into the game as the only un beaten side in the league but will miss the services of Cranes international right back Simeön Masaba (knee injury). Ssenkomi Sam is expected to fill in at right back. Besides, coach Alex Isabirye has a full squad at his disposal to pick his troops from.

ONE TO WATCH. Robert Ssentongo leads the scorers chats with 7 goals and will be the man URA will rely on for goals. The Bunamwaya defence line must be alert on him as any slight mistake from them will be punished.

PROBABLE LINE UP: Bwete, Ssenkomi, Munaaba, Mubiru, Alishe, Agaba, Nsumba, Kayizzi, sentongo, Kyeyune and Bengo.

BUNAMWAYA TEAM NEWS: Bunamwaya will be without winger Mike Mutyaba who sources claim has joined Sudanese giants El-merrick. Besides, Edward Golola is confident the bunch of players available can effectively do the job like it happened against Villa on Tuesday.

ONE TO WATCH. Ronald Muganga had a wonderful display against SC Villa in the previous game manning the midfield and on many occassions unlocked the Jogoos’ defence with beautifully laid through balls only for all the chances to be naively missed by strikers Martin Muwanga and Tony Odur.

PROBABLE LINE UP(4-3-3): Ssebuliba, Wadada, Walusimbi, Sseku, Ssali, Jjuuko, Kimuli, Muganga, Luwagga, Odur and Muwanga.

PREDICTION: Its a tight contest given the quality of the players in both teams. Both teams are favourites in the title race and winning a game of this magnitude only boasts the chances of your title rival. On recent form, Bunamwaya look favourites to bag all the points but given URA’s record at Lugazi where they have not lost a game ever since turning it into their home stadium. It is a fortress for them i might say but if minnows Utoda did manage a draw in the same back yard a few days ago, then Bunamwaya are capable of inflicting the first loss to the tax collectors. URA 1-2 BUNAMWAYA.

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Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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