URA FC' s Hood Mulikyi and Steven Mukwala celebrating a goal

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Onduparaka 2-1 Kitara

Morley Byekwaso suffered his first defeat since temporarily replacing Mike Mutebi as KCCA coach as they fell 2-0 to URA on Tuesday.

The coach at the 2021 Afcon U20 finals, where Uganda finished second, did beat Bul in the league and progress in the Stanbic Uganda Cup, but there was no going past URA in Ndejje.

Joachim Ojera and Shafik Kagimu were the chief executioners, scoring in the second half for Sam Ssimbwa’s men to seal a double over the Kasasiro Boys.

The victory means URA keep up pace with Vipers, who thrashed Busoga United 4-0, in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) title race.

Only goal difference separates the two, with both standing on 39 points and each having won 12 games in 17 matches.

KCCA, who have also played the same number of game, remain fourth. They are now nine points behind the leaders.

URA took the lead in the 54th minute with Ojera heading home Brian Majwega cross.

The taxmen doubled their advantage twelve minutes later, with skipper Kagimu putting to good use Steven Mukwala assist.

KCCA’s indifferent season keeps them winless against sides in the top six. Their next game is against SC Villa on Sunday

Elsewhere, Ajobe Mahdi and Noel Nasasira scored Onduparaka’s goals as the hosts edged struggling Kitara 2-1 in Arua.

Victory has Onduparaka in eighth place on 24 points.

Nathan Oloro scored Kitara’s consolation, who remain rooted at the bottom of the 16-team table.

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