URA FC secured their first ever win against Mbarara City FC on Friday as the two sides faced off in the return leg of the round of 32 in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Brian Majwega scored the lone goal of the game played at Kakyeka Stadium that eventually sent the Tax Collectors to the next stage.

Victory meant URA FC progressed to the round of 16 with a 1-0 score on aggregate after the reverse fixture in Ndejje had ended goalless.

The decisive moment came in the 13th minute after URA FC were awarded a penalty when Ibrahim Juma Dada was fouled.

Majwega’s initial effort was saved by goalkeeper Martin Elungat but the left back cum winger eventually found the back of the net from the rebound.

This was URA FC first win against the Ankole Lions in 8 attempts.

Sam Ssimbwa was impressed with the performance his charges put up and believes this is a good chance to fight for silverware.

“Today the character was superb, they (players) were determined and the attitude was also right and that is why we have won this game. Said Simbwa,” he said before adding, “Mbarara is our bogey side, they are stubborn to us and they really came to beat us but the boys followed the instructions although the ground was not favouring us because it is bumpy but we have tried our level best and have won the game and our target is to go as far as we can and maybe win this cup.”

URA FC join holders Proline FC, BUL FC, Vipers SC and Maroons FC as the teams that have already sealed their slots at the round of 16.

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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