Maroons’ fighting spirit in Lugazi leaves URA’s Timbe disappointed

Maroons players celebrate a goal in one of the league games (courtesy)

SUPL Maroons’ fighting spirit in Lugazi leaves URA’s Timbe disappointed

Peter Tabu 21:42 - 29.04.2023

Ibrahim Dada’s brace, scoring a goal in either half, was cancelled out by goals from Abel Etrude, Abraham Tusubira and a last-minute winner from Darius Ojok in the afternoon kickoff.

URA FC’s five-match unbeaten run came to a halt after they lost 3-2 to Maroons FC on Saturday in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the Mehta stadium in Lugazi.

Ibrahim Dada’s brace, scoring a goal in either half, was cancelled out by goals from Abel Etrude, Abraham Tusubira and a last-minute winner from Darius Ojok in the afternoon kickoff.

URA FC head coach Sam Timbe was disappointed with his side’s display, terming it below par.

“First of all, credit to Maroons FC; they used their chances well while on our side,” Timbe told club media.

“We didn’t play with hunger, we didn’t show reason to win, and we kept passing the ball back, which I didn’t understand,” Timbe added.

The Man of the Match on the day, Abel Etrude, who also scored in the first half, believes his side gave it everything.

“At the start, it was tough, URA were all over us, but we knew we had to keep focused.”

“Also, the introduction of Darius Ojok changed the game,” Etrude told Pulse Sports.

The midfielder added: “He has scored thrice while coming off the bench.”

“And he did the same today as he won us the game at the death; we just waited for our moment and took it.”

The win moves the side of the prison to the sixth spot with 33 points after 23 games played while the tax collectors remain fourth on 34 points.

Saturday Results.

URA FC 2-3 Maroons FC

S.C Villa 1- 0 Vipers SC

Gaddafi 0-1 KCCA FC

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