It is six games without a win after their 1-1 draw with Entebbe FC on Saturday in the Fufa Super League. And with the return leg against Coton Sport from Cameroon in the Caf Champions League due this weekend, the mood is the URA camp should be damp. There is a feeling of being on the edge, yet one would have expected that with a goalless draw in the first leg, Paul Nkata's charges would be buoyant and cocky.
Far from it. Club official Henry Mayeku says he can't understand why they have taken long to get into their stride. Against Entebbe, URA failed to bury several scoring opportunities. However, assistant coach Ibrahim Kirya is optimistic:
"People shouldn't worry. The boys were fatigued and that is why they struggled to maintain a good tempo of the game," he says.
"After travelling so many hours from Cameroon, they have been suffering jet-lag too, which rendered some of them a bit ineffective."
On Tuesday, URA takes on Azam in the Uganda Cup and that tie should give a true reflection of the team's resolve. On a positive note, the game against Entebbe was a good test in the sense that URA played a relatively physical side.
Being that Entebbe's style isn't so different from what they faced in Coton Sport, Kirya said they have now found a solution to beat such a team. Well, time will tell.