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URA FC parts ways with 9 players

URA FC finished third in the league last season. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC continues to grab headlines with their transfer activity in the off-season.

Having already signed 11 players, the Tax Collectors have now released 9 of their playing staff as they continue shaping for the new season.

The proceedings were confirmed on Friday morning via the club’s official website.

“URA FC has agreed with nine players to mutually terminate contracts. Read a post on the website.

The nine players who have been released include Omonuk Robert, Odong Matthew Tayo, Nyanzi Abdullah, Wekiya Salim Munaku, Sempa Charles, Ochen Derrick, Musana Ronald, Lwasa Peter and Mugalu Allan.

This has come as no surprise because of the total number that has come in.

The Tax Collectors have so far brought in David Bagoole, Ibrahim Dada Juma,John Ssemazzi, Anwar Ntege, Ashiraf Mandela, Samuel Mwaka, Brian Majwega, Ivan Sserubiri, Mikdad Senyonga,Ivan Ntege and Hassan Kalega.

URA FC finished third in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last season, with 51 points from 30 games.

Must know about URA FC

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) is a Ugandan football team based in Kampala.

The club plays in the Ugandan Premier League and was founded in 1997. They have won the Ugandan Premier League four times and the Uganda Cup three times.

URA merged with Lyantonde FC in 2001. They had been excluded from the Western League.

Lyantonde, cup finalists in 2000, didn’t raise enough money to continue playing in the Buganda Super mini-league.

The parties agreed URA would pay the registration fee and take over Lyantonde’s place in the league. After promotion, the team took the URA name and began to play in the Buganda mini-league.

The club’s first season in the top flight was 2002. They have been one of the most successful teams in the league since their promotion, having never finished in the bottom half of the table.

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