Al Masry slaughters URA

URA FC has been eliminated from the CAF Confederations Cup after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Egyptian side Al Masry on Saturday evening.

The loss means the Ugandan side exit the tournament at the premilimary round following a 1-0 aggregate loss, having drawn 0-0 in the first leg at Kitende last weekend.

Islam Attiya netted the lone goal in the game played at Alexandria Stadium, Egypt.

However, URA FC were buoyed by the return of a couple of players like captain Shafic Kagimu and Steven Mukwala who missed the first leg at Kitende due to Covid19.

Islam Attiya scored the only goal of the pulsating affair to eliminate the Ugandan representatives on Saturday evening.

It was a goal scored against the run of play when left back Derrick Ndahiro was caught in possession before Attiya beautifully curled past Alionzi Nafian in the 21st minute of the game.

The introduction of Davis Ssali for Mukwala and Moses Sseruyidde who came on for Joachim Ojera failed to impact the game as URA FC’s wait to storm the continental group stages will wait for another year.

URA FC were lucky not to concede a penalty when Benjamin Nyakoojo tripped Austin Amutu while Christian Emeka Eze rattled the woodwork with the keeper beaten.

The Tax Collectors tried to level matters in the second half but Cromwell Rwothomio and Shafik Kagimu failed to get the ball past the Al Masry Custodian on numerous occasions.

Al Masry slaughters URA

Its the end of the road for URA n continental competition for this season and will return home on Sunday.

URA FC’s line-up that started on Saturday

Alionzi Nafian (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Derrick Ndahiro, Najib Fesali, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Patrick Mbowa, Shafiq Kagimu, Joackim Ojera, Said Kyeyune, Steven Mukwala, Cromwel Rwothomio