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Kefa Kisala visits Bombo to take on former boss Moses Basena, now at The Saints.
Kampala — Four coaches in the Azam Uganda Premier League action today are either part of, or have been associated with URA. The first set involving current URA coach Kefa Kisala and his Saints counterpart Moses Basena will kick off the first of four matches today at Bombo before James Odoch’s former side, JMC Hippos, face Onduparaka in Arua.
Kisala, last season, replaced his hitherto boss Moses Basena, now Saints coach, as head at URA after the former was relieved of his duties, while Odoch recently quit JMC to deputise Kisala at the tax collectors. “It will be interesting facing my former boss ,” said Kisala, “We are friends but we are each seeking for wins.” Only way up While picking maximum points from Bombo can be tricky, Kisala will look to URA’s impressive 3-1 victory over Onduparaka on Tuesday for encouragement. Also ex-Cranes assistant coach, Kisala, who likewise was interestingly replaced by Basena on the national team, hinted at using the same squad that beat Onduparaka. Saints can overtake seventh-placed URA, 12 points, with victory but Basena, who did not dwell on his friendship with Kisala, argues it is only about bettering the hosts’ log standing.
“Kefa is a professional colleague and a good coach,” said Basena, “But this game is about improving our position in the table, about playing good football. So we expect to have a good game.” Both Saints and URA have scored the same number of goals – nine – but the former have a negative goal difference.
Kirinya-Jinja SS away at Vipers at Nakivubo is another clash that has URA coaching connections in Alex Isabirye. URA will hope their old boy do them a favour and curtail title contenders, Vipers. “I have a decent record against them for the time I have been coach ,” Isabirye, the Kirinya-Jinja coach, told Daily Monitor. “This is going to be our first league win because I have done enough research on…