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URA, Mbarara clash in battle for top four

URA defeated Vipers in their last game. (File Photo)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

URA Vs  Mbarara City

Mandela National Stadium

@4pm

URA FC welcomes Mbarara City at the Mandela National Stadium in one of the four Star Times Uganda Premier games on Wednesday.

The tax collectors coached by Sam Ssimbwa are fresh from condemning Vipers 2-1 away to Kitende.

Mbarara City will be targeting to break a win-less run following an earlier 2-1 loss at SC Villa, still at Namboole and the embarrassing 3-1 loss on the road to Tooro United at Kavumba Recreational Stadium.

What the players say;

Paul Muurezi (Mbarara City)  

“I am happy to be back to action. No footballer likes to sit on the sidelines and I believe my return will be a big boost to the club.”

Alitho james.

“We come into this match wih a fresh win but that is in the past now, our target now is to win all the remaining matches because we have a winning touch.”

Team News

On a positive development, Mbarara City will welcome back their top scorer Paul Mucureezi who has missed the games against SC Villa, Vipers and Tooro United because of a ham-string injury. Team captain Hilary Mukundane who had missed the previous three games before making the match day squad against Tooro also returns and he is expected to play.

Other players for Charles Livingstone Mbabazi and company will be Ivan Eyam, Jude Ssemugabi, South Sudanese striker Makuweth Wol, Pistis Barenge,Ibrahim Orit, Ronnie Kisekka, Raymond Onyai and Zaidi Byekwaso.

URA captain, Shafiq Kagimu, goalkeeper James Alitho, forwards Victor Kilama, Cromwel Rwothomio, Joachim Ojera, Said Kyeyune, defender Benjamin Nyakoojo and winger Vitalis Tabu are key players that can inspire the club at any given moment.

Match Facts

URA FC is currently 3rd with 46 points while Mbarara City is in the 4th with 42 points in 27 games played.

The main target at stake will be to consolidate third place, a position that they currently occupy with 46 points from 27 matches, with a prospect of clinching second place should Vipers falter in the remaining two games.

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