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URA Coach Turns Focus To Champions League

New Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC tactician Paul Nkata has started preparing his team ahead of their tricky first leg away battle against Cotton Sport of Cameroon on February 16.

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New Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC tactician Paul Nkata has started preparing his team ahead of their tricky first leg away battle against Cotton Sport of Cameroon on February 16.

URA opted to enter the more lucrative Africa Champions League than the CAF Confederations Cup that they had qualified for after winning the Bell Uganda Cup last year. They decided to enter the Champions League after Ugandan League champions, Express FC, failed to register due to financial problems.

Nkata told Uganda Readio Network that he will not take the match against Cotton Sport lightly because the tax collectors want to get to the later stages of the continental tournament. Nkata says the team is currently doing what he called strategic training and he hopes to use some of the local league games as match practice.

The coach said although he does not know much about their opponents, he is aware of Cameroon’s approach in football.

The team placed fifth on the FUFA Super League log will, however, miss the services of their key player Robert Ssentongo, who joined Ethiopia’s St. George three weeks ago. But the coach said he his philosophy is not to depend on one player but to play as a team and get the goals from all departments.

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In 2007, the same Cameroonian side ejected URA at the same stage after winning 3-0 in Duala and drawing 0-0 in Kampala. URA was then coached by current Entebbe FC coach Frank Anyau.

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