Sport
URA FC are Bell Uganda Cup 2012 champions
Publish Date: May 12, 2012
newvision
  • mail
  • img

By Joseph Kizza

URA FC ended a six-year trophyless spell in the Bell Uganda Cup tournament when they beat Bunamwaya SC 1-0 at Pece Stadium in Gulu district in the cup final on Saturday.

Having last won the coveted Cup in 2005 after beating KCC FC 2-1, the tax collectors have been prized with sh12m for winning this year's final.

It is the first time in the tournament’s history that the final is played outside Kampala.

Robert Ssentongo’s first-half only goal placed URA FC ahead of their opponents, who seemed more than motivated to equalize any time.

But even with their relentless efforts, Bunamwaya players had to deal with their score disadvantage after the first half.

The second half of the game had no effect on the score-board even with URA FC’s several attempts to maximize their goal advantage, and their opponents trying to level the score and possibly overturn the result.

But Ssentongo’s first-half goal was the winner.

URA FC coach Alex Isabirye hailed his team for a job well-done despite his initial concerns of missing key first-team players.

“Since we missed some of our players, we decided to play in their own half,” a contended Isabirye said.

Injury scare, but no lost hope

Before the Cup final, URA FC’s coach was faced with the possibility of losing out on four of his key players—captain Manco Kaweesa (thigh), central defenders Sam Mubiru (thigh), Lawrence Segawa (joint) and winger Vincent Kayizzi (crack).

But the side’s hope for a superior result in the final was founded on their better experience in the Cup final than Bunamwaya SC.

The Saturday final was URA FC’s fourth since 2005, and the first for Bunamwaya SC.

Just like they did in 2005 against KCC FC in the final, the tax collectors side again won with a one-goal margin.

URA FC will now take part in the Confederations Cup.

(Additional reporting by Swalley Kenyi and Dennis Ojwee)

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Heathens host fierce rivals Kobs in rugby league
Traditional rivals Heathens and Kobs face off at Kyadondo Rugby Club in the closing fixture of the first round of the Nile Special Premier Rugby League...
Big League: Saints look to stretching lead
The Saints could stretch the Rwenzori Group lead when they host Kumi United in the FUFA Big League on Saturday....
Uganda Olympic Committee plans for therapy centre
Uganda’s first ever medical workshop for active sportsmen started with a promise to set up a health therapy centre....
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups....
Nsubuga inspires Uganda against the visiting Takashinga side
The only thing worse than a terrible first innings is a disastrous second innings. Thanks to Frank Nsubuga, the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) XI turned a dreadful batting show into their first victory against the Takashinga XI on Thursday at Kyambogo....
She Cranes live on Fox
Sydney Fox Sports and Network Ten will bring the world’s best netballers into homes across Australia next year from August 7-16, when they join forces with the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 in an exciting moment for the broadcast of women’s sport....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter