URA FC deserved a win against Mbarara City – Sam Ssimbwa
URA FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa claims that his side exhibited a superb display and deserved to beat Mbarara City in their 2-0 win on Tuesday.
The Tax Collectors returned to winning ways after two consecutive draws by beating the Ankole Lions 2-0 with a goal in each half from Brian Majwega and Shafik Kagimu at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje.
Ssimbwa has now expressed his happiness at ending the poor run against the Ankole Lions and also his delight at bouncing back to winning ways after the two away draws against SC Villa and Bright Stars.
“We exhibited a very professional display against a team we normally struggle against,” Ssimbwa told the club’s official website.
“Am happy with how my team played but most importantly, returning to winning ways.”
The win was crucial for URA, first, it helped them to end a run of two draws without a win.
It also helped them to beat Mbarara in the league for the first time in six attempts, and third as well as opening up a four-point gap at the top of the 16-team league table.
It was Majwega who put the Sam Ssimbwa-led side into the lead with only 10 minutes played after he stepped up to convert from the penalty spot, sending Mbarara goalkeeper Steve Elungat in the wrong direction.
URA went into the half-time break enjoying a 1-0 lead and after the start of the second half, they continued to pile pressure for more goals.
It was no surprise when Kagimu made it 2-0 in the 61st minute, slotting home a pass from second-half substitute Ivan Sserubiri.
URA FC moved to 47 points, four more than second-placed Vipers SC who have 43 points.