URA line-up against Lweza Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
  • URA F.C midfielder Feni Ali struck  the opener with a solo effort in the 68th minute
  • Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza scored a superb acrobatic goal 2 minutes to full time
  • Hudu Mulikyi and Charles Sempa both hit the cross bar in the 30th and 72nd minutes for URA and Lweza respectively
  • URA F.C now has 27 points, Lweza remains on 20 points.
  • James Odoch was head coach for URA after Kefa Kisala’s sacking
  • Lweza Head coach Ibrahim Kirya watched the game from the pavilion
[/media-credit] URA line-up against Lweza Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Lweza 0-2 URA

It was a perfect winning start for James Odoch in his capacity as acting head coach for URA FC after the sudden sacking of Kefa Kisala on Sunday night.

The Ex-Uganda Cranes international winger steered the tax collectors to a 2-0 victory against Lweza at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku in the Uganda Premier League.

It necessitated a solo moment of brilliance from intelligent midfielder Ali Feni for the opening goal after 68 minutes before Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza acrobatically volleyed home the second five minutes to the game collapse.

Earlier, Hudu Mulikyi missed giving the tax collectors the lead on 30 minutes when his effort kissed the cross bar and sailed out.

The visiting side goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga collided with midfielder Owen Kasule after a telling delivery from Sula Bagala.

The former Sadolin Paints shot stopper had to pave way for the lanky Cleo Setubba who nearly signed for Kenyan side Morohni Youth in the January window.

Before Feni’s goal, there were a couple of half chances from either side.

Hamis Kiiza had chipped a teasing diagonal ball for Feni who was denied by goalie Ivan Mutumba in the opening quarter of the game.

Lweza striker John Kisakye missed contact with a Bagala cross from the right in the 37th minute.

Odoch called for his second change of the game when Nicholas Kagaba replaced Peter Lwasa on the left flank, 7 minutes into the second half.

[/media-credit] Lweza line-up against URA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Sharif Ziraba came on for a pedestrian Owen Kasule in the 58th minute.

Feni then beat 3 defenders before calmly slotting home the opener after 68 minutes.

Three minutes later, Feni was rested for the fresh legs of Ronald Kigongo as they pushed forward for a killer.

A wasteful John Kisakye then paved way for Hassan Kikoyo with 13 minutes to play.

Kiiza then put the game to bed with the second, a well timed volley off Sam Sekitto’s cross from the left, five minutes to full time.

Sulaiman Ochero and Allan Munaaba were the two players booked for Lweza and URA respectively.

URA climbed to 5th place on the 16 team log with  27 points from 19 games played.

Lweza’s woes are further deepened as they remain on 20 points having played the same number of games.

Team Line ups:

Lweza XI: Ivan Mutumba (G.K), Sula Bagala, Ismail Kazibwe, Sulaiman Ochero, Swaib Mudde, Manko Kaweesa, Lawrence Kigonya, Owen Kasule (58’ Sharif Ziraba), John Kisakye (77’ Hassan Kikoyo), Muluuli Mayanja, Charles Sempa

Subs Not Used: Julius Seguya (G.K), Asuman Buyinza, Rajab Kakooza, Henry Wamala, Jeremiah Sebuyira

Officials: Mathias Kigonya (Team Manager), Hamuza Kalanzi (Head coach), Robert Mukasa (Assistant Coach), Keith Walusimbi (Team Doctor), Yiga Muzimya (Official)

URA F.C XI: Mathias Muwanga (40’ Cleo Setubba), Julius Ntambi, Sam Sekitto, Allan Munaaba (Captain), jimmy Lule, Hudu Mulikyi, Peter Lwasa (52’ Nicholas Kagaba), Hamis Kizza, Ali Feni (75’ Ronald Kigongo), Shafiq Kagimu

Subs Not Used: Fred Okot, Said Kyeyune, Labama Bokota, Robert Mukonghtya

Officials: Geofrey Masozi (Team Manager), James Odoch (Head coach), Simeon Massa (Assistant coach), Joseph Lubega (Team Doctor), Sadiq Wassa (Goalkeeping coach)

Match Officials:

Center Referee Fred Byamukama

1st Assistant Referee: Issa Masembe

2nd Assistant Referee: Michael Okwir

4th Official: Titus Opio

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

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