URA FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa and striker Cromwell Rwothomio have both turned attention to their next StarTimes Uganda Premier League game when they host Wakiso Giants FC after passing the MYDA FC test on the road.
Rwothomio’s hat trick ensured that URA left Tororo with maximum points after edging the home side 3-2 at the King George Park.
“Our performance was a bit above average, we did not play so well as I wanted because the way we conceded goals to me I refer them as gifts to our opponents,” Ssimbwa told the club’s media after the game.
“Those were two gifts to the opponent, yes we scored three goals but conceding two goals, no those were gifts to them and we must go back to the drawing board and rectify the above.”
“Our next game is against Wakiso and we are going to do our best to silence them, I know we are a little bit tired and with some injuries but I think by the time we play Wakiso, they will have recovered,” he added.
It started brightly for URA with Rwothomio giving his side the lead in the 17th minute before adding another in the 22nd, and 2-0 it finished at halftime.
Seven minutes into the second half, MYDA pulled a goal back through Norman Ojik giving his side hope that they could pick up something positive from the game.
But despite Ojik cutting the deficit, the ’Tax Collectors’ continued the best team and in the 80th minute, Rwothomio completed his hattrick making it 3-1 hence restoring his side’s two-goal lead.
Deep into stoppage time, Ibrahim Nsimbe pulled a goal back from 12 yards for MYDA taking his tally to six this season after URA defender Benjamin Nyakojo handled the ball in his own box.
But by the time of the incident, the time had already run out and that is all the Tororo based side could afford with URA winning it 3-2 at fulltime.
It was the first time the match hero Rwothomio was playing this season, he missed the opening games having tested positive for coronavirus and he was left pleased with the performance he put up on his return.
“I feel so grateful and I give thanks to the coaches for trusting me because it has been a while since I last played and I am happy that I have started scoring straight away.”
“We need to keep winning more games because we are targeting the title this season, so expect us to win our next game against Wakiso as we continue pushing to the top and I believe I will be on the score sheet yet again,” Rwothomio said after the game.
Ssimbwa was happy to welcome Rwothomio back to the starting line up and seeing him light up the show in Tororo was a plus to the youngster.
“As a coach, I am so happy with Rwothomio’s return, you know I have trusted him, he trained for only two days but I put trust in him because I knew he would deliver and he has done it,” Ssimbwa noted.
URA are now third on the 16-team SUPL log on 14 points two adrift of leaders Police FC who are on 16.
They are still unbeaten on road but have lost twice at home and up next on Saturday, February 20 is Wakiso who are yet to lose a game of football this season. URA will be at home at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje.