URA Face Tanzanian’s Simba Today In Dar

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club will face Tanzania’s giant side Simba SC in a pre-season build-up match on July 20 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Edgar Watson, the FA Chief Executive Officer, confirmed that they have fully blessed the team to travel to Dar es Salaam after a letter seeking their acknowledgement for the tour was received.

URA's Phillip Sempira in a recent game
URA’s Phillip Sempira (R) in a recent game

Head coach Paul Nkata said the game against a big side like Simba SC will help them prepare well for the forth coming 2013/2014 season. “We need such big games to help us prepare our team better and also get our new players to get exposed,” added Nkata.

Management of the URA FC team said the invitation from Tanzania was sent immediately after the 2013 Cecafa Kagame Club Championships held in the Sudan state of Darfur and South Kordofan.

URA fell out at the quarter final stage to Rwandan side Rayon Sport 3-2.

URA Coach Paul Nkata
URA Coach Paul Nkata

The team will however miss the services of their players Frank Kalanda, Davis Kasirye, Saidi Kyeyune, Owen Kasule, Martin Poloto and skipper Augustine Nsumba who are with the national team preparing for a 2014 CHAN qualifier second leg against Tanzania.

Players traveling: Brian Bwete, Yasin Mugabi, Allan Owiny, Willaim Ganja, Samuel Sekitto, Joseph Owino, Jonathan Mugabi, Oscar Agaba, Lutimba Yoyo, Feni Ali, James Kasibante, Elkanah Nkugwa, Mussa Docca, Derrick Walulya, Allan Munaaba, Emmanuel Ngama.

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