UPL: Villa, Vipers Share Spoils

Watambala in action at Namboole. Vipers media

Wednesday, October 2
*Tooro United 1-0 KCCA FC
*Onduparaka FC 1-0 Wakiso Giants
*SC Villa 0-0 Vipers SC

SC Villa and Vipers SC played out a goalless draw on match-day six of the 2019/20 StarTimes UPL at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole under floodlights.

The much anticipated affair never lived as advertised but both sides will consider it as a point earned.

Mzee Dan Sserunkuma had a goal ruled out for offside before his penalty appeal was waived when he was brought down in the box by Keeper Saidi Keni.

Sserunkuma also had his long range effort headed off the line by debutant Gavin Kizito with Keni already miles off his goal line.

The hosts managed to pocket on form Vipers striker Fahad Bayo but they failed to benefit from their dominance especially in the first stanza.

Mutanda was denied by the post in the ninth minute and also had a goal ruled out for offside in the second half.

Emmanuel Kalyowa shot direct at Fabien Mutombora while Edward Kaziba’s introduction of NIcholas Kabonge and Charles Lwanga failed to make a needed difference.

The draw leaves SC Villa in third place with 11 points behind joint leaders Onduparaka and BUL while Vipers move to eight points.

Villa will return to action against Busoga United on Saturday at Njeru as Vipers will host Proline at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Teams Used

SC Villa Saidi Keni, Ibrahim Kibumba, Yayo Lutimba, Gavin Kizito, Asuman Alishe, Amir Kakomo, Ambrose Kirya, David Owori, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Derrick Ndahiro, Bashir Mutanda.

Substitutes – Samson Kirya, Mukisa Lincoln, Nicholas Kabonge, Emmanuel Wasswa, Mugisa Albert, Charles Lwanga, Hood Kakooza.

SC Vipers XI Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Karim Watambala, Abram Ndugwa, Innocent Wafula, Dan Sserunkuma, Fahad Bayo.

Substitutes – Derrick Ochan, Ahmed Amayo, Bobas Byaruhanga, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Tito Okello, Brian Kalumba, Denis Mwemezi.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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