June 27, 2013

URA Out to Avoid Cecafa Elimination

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club will be all out to avoid elimination this afternoon as they face Rwanda’s Rayon Sport in the last quarter final tie at the Naga Stadium in Darfur, Sudan.

Another Rwandan side APR FC yesterday knocked out Express FC 2-0 in the first quarter final match, and URA will not be dreaming of boarding the next plane out of northern Darfur.

Coach Paul Nkata’s side will be all out to try and prove a point that they are now a better side and deserved to be invited as a guest side. Nkata who will be on the bench for the first time having missed the first two games said the fact that they are underdogs is to their advantage as the team has improved greatly.

To reach the last eight, URA FC finished second in Group C that was based in South Kordofan. They beat Al Hilal Kadugli 1-0 on the opening day, before falling by the same margin to Al Ahly Shandy.

Skipper Augustine Nsumba and Cranes midfielder Said Kyeyune are expected to play pivotal roles against a Rayon Sport side that is high on confidence after their 4-1 demolition of Djibouti’s Ports on Monday. The URA backline will also have to be at their best to keep the tournament’s top scorer Cedric Amissi (four goals) at bay if they hope to step foot in the semi finals.

But before URA and Rayon Sport take to the field, Burundian side Vital’O will battle Ports FC in the third quarter final of the day.

The tournament partly sponsored by Rwanda President, Paul Kagame will climax on July 1. The winning team will walk away with a trophy, medals and US$30,000, while the second placed side takes US$20,000 and the third US$10,000.

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