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UPL: Blunt Villa Edge Onduparaka To Close On Leaders

Wednesday, February 19
*SC Villa 1-0 Onduparaka

SC Villa were wasteful against an abysmal Onduparaka FC side in a league game played at Namboole.

The Jogoos won 1-0 to move to 40 points, five adrift of KCCA FC in second place.

Ambrose Kirya’s goal was the difference in a less eventful affair as Villa complete their double against the Carterpillars.

After a barren first half, Kirya who gathered from Nicholas Kabonge, curled home a beauty for the only goal of the day.

Villa will feel that they could have won by a bigger margin after dominating proceedings from onset.

Action between Villa (blue) and Onduparaka at Namboole. Sanyuka TV

Kirya headed out from close range after a well chipped ball by Derrick Ndahiro in the opening minutes.

Richard Ayiko cleared his lines to deny Villa after Ronald Magwali’s shot had protruded through goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa.

Magwali missed the best chance of the day, when he shot wide with a goal at his mercy after he received from Fred Agandu.

Fahad Badiro, who replaced Magwali in the second half, almost made an impact when he received a long pass from Ndahiro, rounded his man before his weaker is saved by Wasswa.

Villa move five points adrift of KCCA

Kabonge also had his flicked effort easily saved while Emmanuel Wasswa’s long range drive was finger-tipped into a corner.

Onduparaka failed to register a shot on target but had some moments in the second stanza but failed to beat Saidi Keni.

The visitors could have leveled matters when Rajab Kakooza rose in the air to meet Rashid Okocha’s cross but his header went just wide

Villa visit Bright Stars in their next encounter on Friday.

Lineups Used

SC Villa – Saidi Keni, Fred Agandu, Derrick Ndahiro, Moses Kiggundu, Asuman Alishe, Amir Kakomo, David Owori, Emmanuel Wasswa, Ambrose Kirya, Ronald Magwali, Nicholas Kabonge

Onduparaka – Yusuf Wasswa, Alex Gasper, Hassan Muhamood, Rashid Okocha, Richard Ayiko, Paul Dumba, Denis Andama, Rajab Kakooza, Jamal Malish, Ezra Bida, Amis Muwonge.

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