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Kambale dents URA title hopes

URA FC’s title bid hit a stall as they relinquished a first half lead, and were a tide lucky to walk away with a 1-1 draw against Express at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium.

The hosts saw their winless run extend to seven games, but there few concerns about that as they fans stayed behind to clap off the team after an overly dominant performance especially in the second half.

The Tax Collectors had a bright start to the game, and should have gone ahead after 11 minutes, but Steven Mukwala curled his effort way over the cross bar from inside the box.

URA took the lead on 21 minutes, when Paul Mbowa volleyed a poorly cleared corner, but the ball creeped into the bottom corner as Issa Lumu and Sadiq Ssekyembe were undecided.

The visitors were second best for much of the second half as the Red Eagles searched for a way back into the game.

Through midfielder Ivan Mayanja who was making only his first start of the season, Express turned on the style and had several opportunities to draw level.

Mayanja, voted man of the match, struck the woodwork with Joseph Akandwanaho failing to hit the taret on the rebound.

Moments later, Enock Ssebagala squandered a huge chance as he shot inches wide of the target.

Kambale, who had fired blanks in his preiovus four appeanraces for the club then stuck the equaliser, latching onto a pass from Ashraf Mandela before firing into the bottom corner.

Express kept pushing for a winner. Kambale blazed over after a turn over of possession, while goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian denied Martin Kizza and Kambale.

URA stays third on 39 on 33 points, three points behind second placed KCCA, and five points behind the leaders Vipers SC. Express are seventh on 32 points.

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