In Summary

Soccer. Fourth placed Onduparaka host URA in Arua today. This after Villa cut the deficit at the top of the table to two following a draw with bottom side JMC on Sunday

KAMPALA.

Among the reasons for Onduparaka’s rise to prominence has been the ability to raise their game against the top division’s heavyweights.

Four of the Arua based side’s six victories thus far came against reigning champions KCCA, SC Villa and Vipers in addition to the 2-1 win over 2005 winners Police.

A similar scenario is envisaged when four-time league champions URA visit the Betway Greenlight ground in one of three Azam Uganda Premier League fixtures this afternoon.

The Caterpillars, fourth on the log have largely impressed in their debut season but come into the game on the back of a 3-1 beating away to Proline.

URA meanwhile opened the second round with a 2-2 stalemate against Jinja Municipal (JMC), their 11th draw in 16 games.
On Sunday, second placed Villa reduced the gap between them and leaders KCCA to two points following a 1-1 draw away to the hard fighting but bottom side JMC.

The result however did not please many of their fans who attacked the team’s bus blaming the result on poor team selection.

Emma Okwi had given Villa a 29th minute lead after meeting Godfrey Lwesibawa’s low cross at the near post before Hassan Musana headed the hosts level from a corner.

At Wankulukuku, Bright Stars coach Fred Kajoba revealed a strong bond with his players is the reason for an impressive that extended to five games following in a 2-1 away win over Lweza.
The result moved Bright Stars two places to sixth and on 24 points courtesy of two breakaway goals from Fred Ssegujja and Kokas Opejo.
“We are a team of friends united by the club’s hard financial situation,” stated Kajoba.

The same cannot be said of their opponents Lweza who lost virtually the entire first round team and suffered a second straight defeat.
“There are fitness concerns because the replacements we brought it came in late,” he explained.

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