By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
As we all expected it, URA needed to respond to their Uganda Cup exit to Express FC with a convincing win in the league to keep their lead at the top of the table. And it was what they did today at Ndejje Uni – Luwero (Luwero), against Onduparaka football club.
Uganda revenue authority dictated matters starting early in the first half with their front players causing Onduparaka all sorts of problems in defence all evening. But with the Caterpillar boys also fighting to avoid sinking deep into the relegation zone, they were not going to make it easy for URA in the game, as they defended well to keep the scoeline at 0-0 for the most part of the first half.
But it wasn’t until Shafiq Kagimu took matters into his own hands in the 36th minute and scored to make it 1-0 for his side did Onduparaka start showing signs of collapse; after his goal, URA top scorer Steven Mukwala added their advantage to 2-0 before halftime whistle.
The second period started well for the caterpillar boys, as they responded by pulling one goal back in the 54th minute through Mahad Ajobe to make it 2-1. But URA sensing danger needed to restore their two goal lead back, and it finally happened for then when Shafiq Kagimu completed his brace for the evening to make it 3-1.
URA now sit comfortably on the top of the table on 50 points after 22 games played this season, whereas Onduparaka sink deep to 13 position on 24 points just 4 above Kyetume FC after losing 5 games in a row.