CAF CC: URA FC targets home victory against Ethiopian Coffee SC
URA FC will be targeting to make a winning return to continental football when they host Ethiopian Coffee SC.
The two sides will face off in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round first leg on Sunday, September 12 at St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
This will be URA’s eighth appearance on the continent with their last coming in the same competition in 2015.
Then, they took care of Madagascar’s ASSM Elgeco Plus 4-2 on aggregate at the preliminary round before falling to Orlando Pirates at the next hurdle.
This is their third appearance in the Confederations Cup with their maiden appearance coming in 2006.
They are however yet to reach the lucrative group stage of the competition and they will be hoping to join KCCA FC, the only Ugandan side to do so, under the current format.
URA were impressive last season as they finished second to eventual Uganda Premier League champions Express FC last season, one point adrift of the Red Eagles.
Ethiopian Coffee on the other side, last appeared in the competition was in 2004 when they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Ugandan side Express FC at this very stage.
They have however, also been in the CAF Champions League as they lost 3-0 on aggregate to record Champions Al Ahly in 2012 in what was their final continental appearance to date.
Last season, Ethiopian Coffee finished second in the Ethiopia Premier League table, 13 points behind winners Fasil Kenema.