Uganda Premier League

URA forward Tabu set to return soon

VItalis Tabu (R) in action against Ndejje Lions at Namboole Stadium / Courtesy Image

URA forward Tabu Vitalis could return to training in about two weeks time according to head coach Sam Ssimbwa. 

The former SC Villa player has been out since under going a successfully operation on the 14th of December 2018 from Rhema Hospital, Arua after his request for transfer from Kampala was granted. 

The Cranes international needed surgery on his appendix after suffering appendicitis. His time out from league included fixtures against Mbarara, Bright Stars and Onduparaka.

Ssimbwa revealed to  that the left footed winger will return soon after the sides 3-1 win over Onnduparaka at Namboole. 

“Tabu is about to come back. He had a small problem for which he was operated on but he is about to come back. In a fortnight’s time he will be with us and we are missing him,” Ssimbwa said. 

The winger last played for URA in the goalless StarTimes Uganda Premier League fixture against Tooro United. He was a starter in seven of the nine fixtures he featured in. 

Tabu confirmed positive recovery from the operation that required a month for absolute healing and promised to work hard when he starts training.

“The wound is healing as the pains are decreasing too. In about 14 days I will return to train and work hard to secure my place.”

Following the win against Onduparaka on Friday,  Ssimbwa still admitted striker deficiency in his squad. 

When asked if he could be the solution to the challenge URA is facing,  Tabu who netted a brace against Paidha Black Angels earlier in the season said as long as his boss believes in him. 

“I play wide, but I like to play more offensive than defensive because I love scoring goals. When the coach has trust in me, I might do my best to help the team over overcome the goal crisis.”

Amidst the stormy times,  he is not worried of his place in the starting XI.  

“I don’t have worries. Why I don’t have worries is because I’m a player, as a player, you shouldn’t put worries at the back of your mind.”

Tabu is likely to feature again in the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. 

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