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Ssimbwa fired up after cup win over Lugazi MC FC

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 24th January 2020 08:34 PM

URA was inconsistent in the first round of the league but seem to have improved in the second and are now in contention alongside high riding KCCA and SC Villa to win the Uganda Cup.

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Ssimbwa has seen his side rise since the start of the second round. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

URA was inconsistent in the first round of the league but seem to have improved in the second and are now in contention alongside high riding KCCA and SC Villa to win the Uganda Cup.

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URA FC coach Sam Ssimbwa believes eliminating Lugazi Municipal Council FC in the Round of 64 is a big statement that they want to win the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Ssimbwa was speaking after his side humbled Lugazi 4-0 on Friday evening at Mehta Stadium to progress to the round of 32.

“We have really enjoyed the team we played although they also gave us some hard time. My players played well and followed instructions,” Ssimbwa said.

“The good display is a result of the winning mentality we have had in the league. Defeating Lugazi shows that we are serious and want to win this trophy.

“We shall do our best to ensure that we win the trophy. We have more chances of winning it compared to the league,” he stated.

Michael Birungi, Shafik Kagimu, Said Kyeyune, and Cromwell Rwothomio each had a goal as the tax collectors ran out victorious.

The tax collectors who have won their three opening league games of the second round were returning to Mehta stadium were they previously hosted their home games.

Last season, URA was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Bright Stars following a 2-0 defeat.

They will be looking to better their performance to win the cup for the second time since 2014 when they last won it.

URA was inconsistent in the first round of the league but seem to have improved in the second and are now in contention alongside high riding KCCA and SC Villa to win the Uganda Cup.

The Uganda Cup is the oldest knockout football competition in the country that has the winner representing the country in the CAF Confederation Cup. Proline is the defending champion. 

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