Uganda Premier League
Tooro United FC vs URA FC
St. Paul National Seminary, Fort Portal
Tuesday, 28-01-2020 @4:30pm
URA FC will be hoping for three more points when they take on Tooro United FC at the St. Paul National Seminary Grounds in Fortportal.
The Tax Collectors have been in magnificent form since the turn of the year, winning all their four encounters.
Three have been in the league and the other was in the Uganda Cup.
They have defeated SC Villa, Bul FC and Bright Stars FC in the league while they took care of Lugazi Municipal 4-0 in the cup.
URA had gone four games without losing at the end of the first round and if you these other three, they are now seven games unbeaten and look like overwhelming favourites for three points on Tuesday.
However, their head coach Sam Simbwa does not want to get carried away.
“Yes we have been in good form and would love to continue that way, noted Simbwa.
“We want to take each game as it comes and hopefully we climb steadily up the table.
“Against Tooro, we come up against a side that has always given us problems so we will be carefully and try to take all three points.”
For Tooro, they have struggled since the season started.
They are currently under their third head coach and several players have refused to return to the team.
The Car Dealers have already lost two second round games by forfeiture and the situation does not look good for them as they currently sit second from bottom.
However, they put up a magnificent display in their 1-0 loss away to KCCA FC and after following it up with passage to the round of 32 in the Uganda Cup, they will dare to dream of three points at home to the Tax Collectors.
This will be the 14th meeting between the two sides since 2013.
In the previous 13 meetings, Tooro United have won four, URA three while the other ix have all ended in draws.
URA FC have never won away to Tooro United in any of their past six visits, drawing three and losing as many.
Last season’s reverse fixture saw the two sides draw 0-0 before Tooro stunned URA 2-1 at the beginning of this campaign.
Tooro heads into the game without victory in their last seven league games (D2 L5).
At home, they are winless in their last three (D1 L2).
For URA, they are unbeaten in their last seven league encounters (W4 D3).
Away from home, however, they have won only one of their last three (D1 L1).
The other games to be played on Tuesday
-Mbarara City FC vs Vipers SC @4pm
-Police FC vs Proline FC @4:30pm
-Onduparaka FC vs Busoga United FC @4:30pm
-Kyetume FC vs KCCA FC @4:30pm