Late drama unfolds as Maroons, URA share spoils

Action from a one-all draw between Maroons and URA at Luzira / Maroons FC Image

UPL Late drama unfolds as Maroons, URA share spoils

Brian Aheebwa 16:31 - 27.10.2023

Maroons and URA are separated by just a single point, with URA in the sixth position with nine points and Maroons in seventh with eight points.

In a thrilling StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter, Maroons FC and URA FC battled to a 1-1 draw at Luzira Prisons Ground on a Friday afternoon that featured late drama.

Both teams appeared to be heading for a goalless stalemate until the 86th minute when substitute Emmanuel Okech found the back of the net, opening his goal account for the 2023/24 SUPL campaign and breaking the deadlock.

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The Tax Collectors believed they had secured maximum points at Luzira, but the in-form Dariuos Ojok had different plans, scoring a 94th-minute equalizer for the Prison Warders.

With this late equalizer, Ojok increased his goal tally to three, placing him among the league's top scorers, sharing the lead with teammate Fred Amaku, Kitara FC's Denis Omedi, BUL FC's Alex Kitata, and NEC FC's Cromwell Rwothomio.

Maroons FC's starting line up / Maroons FC Image

Maroons and URA are separated by just a single point, with URA in the sixth position with nine points and Maroons in seventh with eight points.

Maroons' goalkeeper, Hannington Sebwalunyo, was named the man of the match against his former team.

How URA FC started against Maroons / URA FC Image

URA remains one of the five teams in the league that are still undefeated after five games, alongside Kitara, BUL, Express FC, and Vipers SC.

Maroons face a tough challenge in their upcoming match as they visit the league leaders, Kitara FC, who are in perfect form in Masindi on Wednesday.

Likewise, URA will be on the road, taking on BUL on Tuesday, another side that has enjoyed a perfect start to the season.

Starting Lineups

Maroons: Hannington Sebwalunyo (GK), David Ndihabwe (C), Fredrick Nickolas Kigozi, Jacob Okao, Ronald Orombi, Abel Michael Eturude, Abraham Kakensa Tusubira, Patrick Bayiga, Dariuos Ojok, Innocent Biyika

Substitutes: Amir Nalugoda, Edward Kabona, Felix Okot, Solomon Walusimbi, Mujahid Ogama, Isaac Mpagi Kajubi, Sula Mpanga

URA: Denis Otim (GK), Huud Mulikyi, Najib Fesali, Hassan Kalega, Moses Akabo Aliro, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Viane Ssekajugo, Norman Namanya, Laban Tibiita, Joshua Letti Lubwama, Eric Ssenjobe

Substitutes: Nicholas Kabonge, Saidi Kyeyune, Rogers Omedwa, Emmanuel Janan Okech, Ibrahim Wammanah, Joseph Ssemujju, Denis Luzige Kisiriko, Amis Lwangani