URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi hands over a shopping voucher to utility player Hudu Mulikyi at the Arena of Visions, Ndejje University

It is the critical and decisive final bend of the 2020-21 Uganda Premier League with each of the 16 clubs having their own agenda at hand.

At this moment in time, 21 matches have been played for each of the clubs and the league has been systematically sub-divided into three segments; the top five (table leaders URA, Vipers, Express, KCCA and Police) who all have mathematical chances of winning the trophy.

The mid-table entities (Police, Soltilo Bright Stars, UPDF and SC Villa) as well as those struggling for survival Kitara,MYDA, Kyetume, Wakiso Giants, Onduparaka, Busoga United and Mbarara City.

Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki has urged the URA football club players to approach the remaining nine matches of the 2020-21 Uganda Premier League with vigour.

John Musinguzi Rujoki, URA Commissioner General with his speech
URA Football Club captain Shafik Kuchi Kagimu with the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki at the Arena of Visions

I thank you for the great effort displayed in the league so far. With 9 matches to play and complete the season, I urge you to remain focused and play every match with vigour.

John Musinguzi Rujoki, URA Commissioner General

The commissioner general made a courtesy visit to the club’s foster home at the Arena of Visions , Ndejje University on Wednesday,5th May 2021 where he handed each of the players and members of the technical staff with a shopping voucher.

King-pin defender Benjamin Nyakoojo receives a shopping voucher from URA Commissioner General
URA Commissioner Genera John Musinguzi (stepping on the ball) poses for a group photo with URA FC team at the Arena of Visions

Musinguzi was flanked by some of the board members, the football club officials who included the in-coming chairman Dr. Micah Gaalya and a delegation from Ndejje University that included vice chancellor Professor Eriabu Lugujjo among others.

Lugujjo lauded URA for partnering with the Ndejje University to host their home matches at the Arena of Visions and optimally utilized the opportunity to plead for assistance to upgrade the facility.

URA FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa gets a shopping voucher from Commissioner General
Lutalo George William gets a shopping voucher from Commissioner General

The academician offered spared a moment to share tactical and technical approach for the URA FC team.

“You need to work hard but always, you should score in the 90th minute to kill off the opponent” Lugujjo advised.

Before meeting the URA FC team, Musinguzi played woodball for the first time as he officially launched the Ndejje University taxation club.

URA FC has 9 games to climax the season, five of these are at home and the four away.

This Friday, 7th May 2021, the tax collectors will play host to West Nile based Onduparaka before visiting rivals Vipers at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on 12th May 2021.

The URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki (stepping on the ball) urged the players to play their hearts out in the remaining matches of the season
Ndejje University Vice chancellor Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (holding the microphone) advised the URA team to kill off their matches in the 90th minute.

Other matches:

Later on, URA will host Police, UPDF, Kitara and MYDA on the final day of the season.

Their other away games have Kyetume at the Nakisunga Ssaza play-ground, Busoga United (FUFA Technical Center, Njeru) and Wakiso Giants at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso.

The tax collectors’ side has 47 points from 21 matches, a point better than Vipers.

URA Remaining matches of the season:

  • 7th May 2021: URA Vs Onduparaka – Arena of Visions, Ndejje University
  • 12th May 2021: Vipers Vs URA – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • 15th May 2021: URA Vs Police – Arena of Visions, Ndejje University
  • 19th May 2021: Kyetume Vs URA – Nakisunga Ssaza play ground
  • 23rd May 2021: URA Vs UPDF – Arena of Visions, Ndejje University
  • 19th June 2021: Busoga United Vs URA – FUFA Technical Center, Njeru
  • 23rd June 2021: URA Vs Kitara – Arena of Visions, Ndejje University
  • 26th June 2021: Wakiso Giants Vs URA – Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso
  • 30th June 2021: URA Vs MYDA – Arena of Visions, Ndejje University
URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki (stepping on the ball) paid a courtesy visit to the club’s home ground at the Arena of Visions, Ndejje University
The URA FC officials and players were overwhelmed by the Commissioner General’s surprise visit, a day after they bowed out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup at the hands of Express, 2-1 on aggregate during the round of 16 stage.

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

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