Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) underlined their supremacy in the ongoing Kagame Cup championship after breezing 3-1 past AS Vita during their second Group A game played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
The tax collectors from Kampala have so far confirmed their place into the tournament’s quarterfinals kicking off on Monday.
The Ugandans, who have a match in hands against the group’s weakest side Ports of Djibouti, have collected six points following their superb one hundred percent perfection.
Should the team from Kampala win their final match against Ports tomorrow, they are likely to meet third placed team from Group C.
During the yesterday’s match, the Congolese side took the lead after 61 minutes when Mutombo Kazadi beat goalkeeper with a rasping shot inside the box.
It took barely five minutes later for the URA to pull an equaliser through Sula Bagala who coordinated well with Robert Ssentongo.
The Ugandans regained composure as Vita attacks subsided. Eleven minutes to time the Ugandans took the lead for the first time in the game when hard working Samwel Ssenkoomi was on target.
The goal sparked a new wave of attacks from the Congolese side but it was veteran player Simeon Massaba who thwarted them all.
Former Simba striker Ssentongo hammered the final nail into the AS Vita coffin when he scored inside the box with a rasping shot that penetrated a thickset of Vita defenders a minute to time.
The goal demoralised the visitors from DR Congo who eventually failed to recover as time was highly becoming unfriendly.
The Ugandans celebrated their second back-to-back victory in the championship becoming the first team to attain the feat so far.
AS Vita will have to win their match against hosts Simba to be played at the National Stadium on Saturday should they need to cruise into the last eight stages.
However, AS Vita with three points and eight goals for, three goals against, are not out of the tournament yet as three teams would qualify from their group.
Lukong Nelson, Ilonga Ilifo, Issama Mpeko, Ebunga Simbi, Kasereka Thiery, Tshimanga Mutamba, Romaric Rogome, Niemba Nkanu, Mutombo Kazadi, Lema Mabidi and EtekIama Taddy.
Yasin Mugabi, Simeon Massa, Allan Munaaba, Samwel Ssenkoomi, Derrick Walulya, Oscar Agaba, Ali Feni, Sula Bagala, Robert Ssentongo, Owen Kasule and Augustine Nsumba