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URA optimistic of stopping APR in Cecafa Quarters

Quarter finals (Monday)

URA Vs APR (2:00pm)

Mafunzo Vs Yanga 94:00pm)

URA’s Bagala Sula celebrating his goal against AS Vita club from DR Congo on Friday. He will be looking to scoring more goals on Monday.

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) takes on APR of Rwanda in the first quarter finals of the Cecafa-Kagame Cup on Monday afternoon in a game the Ugandan URA coach Alex Isabirye has described as a ‘tricky but possible mission’.

Isabirye has also sounded optimistic that all his players who had earlier picked injuries were steadily improving ahead of this knockout encounter. “We respect APR, they have good experienced white coaches and therefore this game is going to be very tricky but it remains a possible mission if the team keeps focused and plays as a unit”, said a soft spoken young tactician. Isabirye is regarded a God’s man in this tournament as he carries the rosary in his hands most of the time including when he is on the technical bench.

URA is the only team this year that collected maximum points from all their group stage matches. They launched their campaign against Tanzania mainland champions Simba SC with a shocking 2-0 win before upsetting visiting DR Congo masters, AS Vita with a 3-1 result. They also beat Ports of Djibouti on the same margin to earn themselves 9 points and topped group ‘A’.

The CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye told a press conference at Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) headquarters Sunday morning that there will be no extra time for quarter finalists in case of a draw in the normal time. “We shall go into extra time only for the semi finals and the finals” Musonye explained.

He further revealed that Yusufu Makame Juma of Mafunzo FC was the only suspended player after accumulating two yellow cards. He will miss the next game against Simba. URA’s Derrick Walulya returns to action after serving his punishmen

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