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AUPL: URA FC Begin Season with Victory against UPDF

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URA FC defeated UPDF FC 2-1 at Namboole

Azam Uganda Premier League

URA FC 2-1 UPDF FC

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club began their campaign on a high note, picking maximum points against UPDF FC.

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In the game played at Mandela National stadium, URA FC proved a better side winning the game 2-1.

A goal in either half from defender Fred Okot and Bokota Labama ensured the tax collectors sailed past UPDF FC despite Walter Rubabgkene pulling one back for the visitors.

There was a scare midway through the game with URA FC striker Henry Kisekka rushed to hospital unconscious.

Kisekka was involved in an aerial challenge with defender Joseph Othieno in the 22nd minute and got a concussion.He was replaced by Dennis Kamanzi.

Fred Okot opened the scores at the stroke of halftime tapping Brian Majwega’s ground cross to put URA FC ahead.

Eight minutes into the second half, Bokota Labama doubled the lead for the home side with a clinical finish just outside the area.

UPDF coach Moses Basena made changes introducing Lule Jimmy and Derrick Walulya.

Walter Rubabgkene pulled one back for the visitors with a superb header in the 74th minute.

However, URA FC held off the pressure in the final quarter to bag all three points.

URA FC starting XI

Nafian Alionzi, Fred Okot, Allan Munaaba, Richard Kasagga, Paul Mbowa, Siraje Ssentamu, Shafik Kagimu, Nicholas Kagaba, Bokota Labama ,Brian Majwega, Henry Kiseka

UPDF FC starting XI

Harrison Ssempagi, Issa Mubiru, Yassin Mubiru, Suleiman Majjanjalo, Herbert Kakande, Robert Nakyenalire, Godfrey Wakaza, Deo Ssekitoleko, Deogratious Othieno, Rubangkene Walter, Ezekiel Katende

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