AUPL: Basena Faces Former Masters URA

Uganda Premier League
The Saints vs URA
Bombo barracks ground
Tuesday October 18th, dosage 4:00pm

The Saints return to action on Tuesday at home (Bombo barracks ground) as they host URA after a 2-1 loss to SC Villa last week.

Attention will be on Saints head coach Moses Basena as he faces his former employers URA on match day 10 of the 2016/17 season. This will be the second time that Basena will be facing URA since leaving the club in November last year.

Basena was at URA at the start of last season but he was sacked after just eight games in charge managing a paltry nine points.

Coincidentally, check the game that led to Basena’s sacking while at URA came against The Saints, a team that he is currently coaching.

The army side have had mixed results at home picking one win, two draws and losing one game in Bombo this season.

The Saints drew goalless against Sadolin Paints before losing 2-1 to Express. Their third game at home came against JMC Hippos a game they won 1-0 and lately shared the spoils with Bright stars 1-1 in their last game at home.

On the other hand, the tax collectors come into this game in high spirits after an emphatic 3-1 comeback win against Onduparaka and Kefa Kisala is confident the result will spark them to get going.


“We have started the season with dismal performances and results but I believe the win against Onduparaka gives us the momentum to face any team,” he said after the Saturday game.

URA is yet to lose a game on away grounds this season a record only shared by Vipers and Proline. However out of the possible 12 points, Kisala’s charges have picked six points, winning one (3-1 vs JMC Hippos).

The other three games that URA have played away from home include; Kirinya Jinja SS (0-0), Proline FC (1-1) and Soana FC (0-0).

The two sides have met twice in the league, The saints winning one (1-0) while the other encounter ended 1-1.

The saints occupy 9th position on the table just one point below URA who are 7th with both teams playing nine games.

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