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URA start Obua era against wounded Kitara

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David GOMBE

David Obua will officially begin his tenure as URA FC head coach against Kitara FC on Friday at Mehta Grounds.

Obua a former Uganda Cranes player replaced Sam Timbe who passed on.

The tax collectors have been under the stewardship of Fred Muhumuza in the opening six league games.

They have so far managed two wins, three draws and will hope to enjoy far more success under Obua.

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For Kitara, they kicked off their campaign in fine form winning the opening six games before losing 1-0 to Maroons FC in their previous encounters.

Brian Ssenyondo’s side are currently second with 15 points and will move level on points with leaders BUL FC in case they maximize points in Lugazi.

What they say

Obua (URA FC)

“I have been with the lads for five days and they have responded well. The mood is good and I want to start off my journey here on a winning note. We know Kitara FC well and we have prepared for them. Being home will also be a big boost for us.” Obua told the club website

Kitara FC forward George Senkaaba who will be facing his former paymasters targets maximum points

“We are playing a side that has a new head coach and they are motivated but we are have prepared well. We will head into the game targeting three points.” Said Senkaaba.

Team News

URA skipper Enock Walusimbi returns from suspension while striker Bruno Bunyaga and Ibrahim Dada are in the squad to face Kitara after recovering from respective injuries.

Youngsters Justin Opiro and Godfrey Sekibengo are not available due to school engagements at St. Mary’s Kitende SS and St. Henry’s College Kitovu respectively.

Kitara on the other hand will definitely be without out their central defender Benjamin Nyakoojo.

Head to Head

This will only be the second meeting between the two sides. URA FC prevailed 3-2 in their previous league meeting.

Facts

The tax collectors have managed to win both of their games they have hosted this term while Kitara have won all their opening three league games on the road.

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