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UPL: SC Villa Prolong Relegation Fight After Ndejje Draw

Tuesday, April 16
SC Villa 0-0 Ndejje University
(Mandela National Stadium, Namboole)

SC Villa’s relegation struggle will continue to their last three games after sharing spoils with fellow battlers Ndejje University.

The game, earlier dubbed as a six pointer, ended in a goalless draw at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole. A win will have put the record winners six points above the red zone.

The Jogoos will feel hard done by after referee William Oloya waived play on after Ndejje defender appeared to have handled the Charles Lwanga’s shot with his arm.

Villa, who remain three a points adrift of the relegation zone, had some chances to bury the game but failed to put the ball at the back of the net.

Villa looked a better team after Bashir Mutanda’s introduction who came in for Emma Kalyowa. The striker, with 13 goals this season, was denies by Derrick Mukule on two occasions.

Mukule also kept out Pius Wangi’s effort before clearing off his line with his header after an attempted clearance deflected from Ambrose Kirya.

Ssemujju’s effort was also blocked by Stephen Akena and the attacker also deliberately chose not to shoot with a goal at his mercy later on.

The visitors who played cautiously, had Noel Nasasira fire right at the keeper. Their best chance fell to Anwar Ntege who drove inside from the left flank but his shot, from a tight angle, rattled onto the side net.

“We had about eight good chances,” noted a disappointed Villa Coach Douglas Bamweyana. “We still have two games at home and will look to rectify on our errors.”

Next for Villa is a trip to face Maroons before hosting Tooro United and Nyamityobora FC. KCCA (H), Onduparaka (H) and kirinya Jinja (A) are Ndejje’s last three games.

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