Five matches to the end of the Uganda Premier League first round, the fixtures are coming in thick and fast, and a number of teams are already feeling the pressure.
It always hits the clubs in terms of finances, injury setbacks, fatigue, and the like, but apparently, URA FC head coach Sam Timbe doesn’t feel the heat.
“Well, that’s usual and it’s like a tournament now and it happens every time we’re winding up a round,” he said to the club media ahead of their bout with Maroons FC.
“That’s how the officials have made it and so, after tomorrow’s game, we have another on Friday and another on Wednesday.”
The Tax Collectors, who have had an indifferent campaign, will look to bounce back from last game’s 1-0 defeat to Vipers SC.
The Tuesday tie at Luzira will have two sides who are separated by just a single point. URA lies 10th with ten points while the Prison Warders are 11th with nine.
Timbe has urged his side to be more clinical in front of the goal if they are to get positive results away from home.
“We have tried to correct all the mistakes we made against Vipers and the boys complying. Finishing (the chances) is what has been our biggest problem, but have to continue making those chances and work on the finishing them.”
The last five meetings between the two have been cagey with no outright dominion. Each side has won just once while three matches have ended in stalemates.