By Allan Damba
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa expressed his worry at the growing injury list in his squad.
Despite the club’s 3-1 victory against BUL Bidco FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Friday.
Julius Mutyaba is the latest addition to the sick bay through injury after being withdrawn in the 21st minute at the Bugembe Staium in Jinja.
He joins defender Benjamin Nyakoojo and Moses Sseruyidde who got injured against KCCA FC on Wednesday to add to a host of other absentees.
Speaking after the game, Ssimbwa did not hide his frustration and worry; “It is a worry because we do not have the depth in our squad. The injuries cost us when we lost to Express.”
“We had so many injuries and suspensions and we lost. But, I am hoping he (Mutyaba) recovers quickly for the upcoming games,” added the 54-year-old in regard to the matches ahead.
Even then, the former KCCA head coach was pleased with his boys’ showing especially in the second half.
“We played well, it was very good for us. Beating them twice in a season is never easy because it is the first time we are doing it against them,” he said.
“The boys have played well even though the weather was not good. It had been so long without playing in such conditions.”
“We regrouped well after the first half and the boys played according to instructions,” stated a satisfied Ssimbwa.
BUL’s Walter Ochora had in the 32nd minute cancelled out Brian Majwega’s stunning free kick but captain Shafik Kagimu and Cromwell Rwothomio came up blazing after half-time to wrap the tie on the day.
The Tax Collectors remain second only by virtue of goal difference. They’re tied on 42 points with defending champions Vipers SC. Next up for them will be a visit to record winners SC Villa next week on Wednesday.