Al-Ahly Shandi and Al-Hilal Kadougli played to a 1-all draw in Kadguli on Saturday afternoon, a result that paved way for URA to finish second in group ‘C’ and sail into the quarter finals of the Cecafa-Kagame Cup.
URA is now destined to fly to El-Fasher City early next week to prepare for their quarter final match on Thursday afternoon.
Their opponents in El-Fasher are still not known until the last group ‘B’ matches are played on Monday.
If Express loses to Electric FC tomorrow, chances will be high that the two Ugandan clubs may clash in the quarters. URA that finished second in group ‘C’ behind Al-Ahly Shandi plays the second team in group ‘B’.
Port vs. Express
Uganda Revenue Authority FC found the going tough at the on-going Cecafa Kagame Club Championships, going down 1-0 to Sudan’s Al Ahly Shandy on Thursday evening.
Although the revenue side won their opening game by the same score on Tuesday, they will wait for the last group C game in South Kordofan to decide if they make it to the quarter finals.
“We missed so many scoring opportunities and also conceded after some defensive lapse,” said assistant Coach Ibrahim Kirya.
Another Ugandan side Express FC started the campaign on Thursday on a low note after settling for a barren draw against Djibouti’s Ports FC. The draw keeps the two teams behind Electric Sport (Chad) and Rwanda champions Rayon Sport who settled for a 3-3 draw yesterday.
Elect Sport of Chad, Uganda Revenue Authority FC and Rwanda’s Rayon Sport will take part in the 2013 Cecafa Kagame Club Championships which starts in Sudan next week.
The Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) has said the three teams have replaced those that pulled out citing security fears.
The 2013 Cecafa Kagame Club Championship will take place in the Sudan sates of Darfur and South Kordofan June 18 to July 2.
Kenyan champions Tusker FC and two Tanzanian sides, Simba and Young Africans, indicated last week that they had pulled out because of security concerns in the states that will host the tournament.
Senegal have dropped 23 places on the latest Fifa World Rankings and are now at 99 globally, their lowest position ever.
The drop puts the Teranga Lions 25th on the continent.
Ivory Coast still top the table for Africa but have fallen a place to 13 overall.
Other big losers in June's rankings are Benin, who dropped 16 places globally, while Guinea and The Gambia both fell 15 spots.
Chad made the biggest gain as they leapt 12 spots to 154 in the world and 41st in Africa.
The top four overall remain unchanged with World and European Champions Spain at the top of the list ahead of Germany, Argentina and Croatia.
Ghana and Espanyol striker Mubarak Wakaso was sent off at the weekend in a 2-0 Catalan derby loss to Spanish champions Barcelona.
Wakaso was joint leading scorer on four goals with Nigerian Emmanuel Emenike at the 2013 Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Another Ghana star, Michael Essien of Real Madrid, was yellow carded as Real Sociedad snatched a stoppage-time 3-3 home draw.
Mali striker Cheick Diabaté netted a brace as Bordeaux beat Evian 2-1. Yannick Sagbo scored the goal for the losing side.
African stars had mixed luck in the FA Cup semi-finals at the weekend with Ivorian Arouna Kone helping Wigan triumph while a superb goal from Senegalese Demba Ba could not prevent Chelsea going out.
Kone burst clear of several defenders to create the first goal as Wigan took time off from an English Premier League relegation struggle to defeat second-tier Millwall 2-0 and earn a first FA Cup final appearance.
Ba scored with an acrobatic half-volley for Chelsea to halve a two-goal deficit against fellow giants Manchester City, but an equaliser eluded the title-holders at a packed Wembley stadium.
Papiss Demba Cisse was the toast of Newcastle at the weekend after scoring the late English Premier League goal that secured a 1-0 victory over Fulham and eased relegation worries.
The Senegalese goal poacher has made a habit of snatching last-gasp goals lately, including one against Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia that lifted the Magpies into the last eight of the Europa League.
Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor was another African scorer in the Premier League, putting Tottenham Hotspur ahead just 34 seconds into a thriller against visiting Everton that ended in a 2-2 draw.