URA To Crush South Africa’s Orlando Pirates

Uganda’s only remaining continental representatives URA will today raise up their odds against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in the CAF Confederations Cup return Leg at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium.


URA needs a 1-0 difference to qualify to the pre-Group Stages following their 2-1 first leg defeat to Orlando Pirates.

URA will be without strikers, Robert Ssentongo who is serving his last of the two match ban for a red card against Elgeco Plus.

Their second option Peter Lwasa is also out since he has serious back pain.

Midfielder Oscar Agaba has a hamstring injury while defender Deogratius Othieno is ruled out due to a knee injury.

Good news to Coach Alex Isabirye is the return of striker Frank Kalanda who missed their 2-0 encounter against SC Victoria University at Nambole.

Midfielder Feni Ali is poised to pass a late fitness test after acquiring a knock during Thursday’s training session.

Orlando pirates come in this game with hope to repeat their last triumph to Uganda in 1995 semi- final return leg against Express FC a match that ended 1-1 at Nakivubo stadium.

Bad news to URA is that Orlando’s Interim Manager Eric Tinkler featured in the team that played against Express FC then  and has lost only twice in his last 14 games.