FUFA Super 8
KCCA 1-2 URA
Final, Sept 3
BUL vs URA
URA had more to play for in the FUFA Super 8 semifinal against KCCA on Saturday as the Tax Collectors booked their slot in the final.
The visitors claimed the day 2-1 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo, new signings Ivan Ahimbisibwe and Laban Tibita scoring the goals while Filbert Obenchan got KCCA’s consolation.
Moses Waiswa, who created Obenchan’s goal, also had his penalty saved in the game.
The result meant that URA will now face BUL in the final of this year’s edition of the Super 8.
It was also the perfect opportunity for URA players and first assistant coach Fred Muhumuza to fully celebrate their fallen coach Sam Timbe, who had passed on just a Saturday earlier. Timbe, who died at 69, was laid to rest last Tuesday.
“This was for you coach Sam Timbe, this was for you father of the team, and we hope you enjoyed it. We pray you rest in peace,” said Muhumuza.
KCCA started stronger but squandered a glorious opportunity to take the lead when URA goalkeeper Denis Otim brilliantly saved Waiswa’s penalty in the fourth minute.
The home side were made to pay when Ahimbisiwe – a new signing from UPDF – gave URA the lead inside 23 minutes, heading home Joseph Ssemujju’s cross.
But KCCA responded seven minutes later, Obenchan also heading in Waiswa’s corner.
With about two minutes left for the game to head into a penalty shootout, substitute and new signing from Busoga United, Tibita, took advantage when KCCA failed to clear their lines, striking the winner to silence the home fans.
Now URA will face BUL in the final on September 3 at a venue to be decided. The FUFA Super 8 is a curtain raiser for the 2023/24 Uganda Premier League season.