Shafiq Kagimu scored the winner at Kitende Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Uganda Premier League
  • Tuesday, 28th February 2017
  • Lweza Vs URA – Wankulukuku, 4:30 p.m
[/media-credit] James Odoch will be in charge of URA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The Uganda Premier League resumes with four games on Tuesday, February 28.

One of the eagerly awaited matches will witness Lweza entertain URA Football Club at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

The fixture arrives barely 48 hours after the sacking of URA F.C head coach, Kefa Kisala.

Kisala, also the Uganda U-20 head coach was relieved of his duties on Sunday night following a club board meeting on the same day.

Days before that, URA also appointed a new chairman, James Kizza to take over Ali Ssekatawa who stepped down following his appointment on the Oil and Petroleum Board.

URA F.C, like Lweza is a side that has blown hot and cold this term with a series of inconsistent and alarming displays.

Kirya, Kaweesa, Kasule, Doca in the spot light:

There is a wide spread rumor that head coach at Lweza, Ibrahim Kirya could be in chrage his final game with the club.

Kirya has reportedly agreed to mutually terminate his contract at the Kajjansi side before he joins the tax collectors.

Midfielders Manco Kaweesa, Owen Kasule and defender Musa Doca, now at Lweza F.C come to the spotlight for one reason, they will be facing his former pay masters.

Experienced midfielder Kasule turned around the fortunes of the club with a late equalizer against SC Villa at Nakivubo Stadium 10 days ago as Lweza recovered from 2 goals downs to force a 2-2 stalemate with the 16 league champions.

If fielded, Kasule will be facing his young biological brother Jimmy Kibirige Lule, a set piece specialist formerly at Bright Stars Football Club.

Key players:

Since the massive exodus of players in the January transfer window, Lweza has struggled for the footing, losing to Vipers 2-0 in the Entebbe road derby before drawing with SC Villa Jogoo and JMC, 2-2 and 1-1 respectively.

Ronald Muganga, Kaweesa, Doca and Kasule’s vast experience will come to play in the match as youngsters John Wesley ‘Neymar’ Kisakye, the cheeky Hassan Kikoyo and Mahad Kakooza do much of the running.

For team URA, James Odoch, who has been assistant coach to Kisala takes charge of the club in full capacity as acting head coach assisted by Ex-Cranes goalie Sadiq Wassa.

It will take Wassa a dice throw to decide who starts in goal between the lanky Cleo Ssetuba, Mathias Muwanga or Alionzi Alifani.

Defenders Jimmy Kulaba, Julius Ntambi, midfielders Saidi Kyeyune, Hudu Mulikyi as well as forwards Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza, Bogota Labama Kamana, Peter Lwasa and Robert Mukongottya are some of the players expected to lift the tax collectors who lost 1-0 in their last league game at the Mehta home to visiting Proline.

Prior to the fixture, URA is 7th with 24 points from 18 games whilst Lweza is not safe from the relegation red line as they are 12th having fetched 20 points from 19 games.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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