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SC Villa's title hopes suffer blow after Express draw

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 11th May 2018 07:00 PM

The result leaves Express third from bottom on 28 points

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The result leaves Express third from bottom on 28 points

Uganda Premier League

Express 0 SC Villa 0

BUL 1 Bright Stars 2

UPDF 1 Soana 2

Maroons 0 Police 1

SC Villa’s chances of winning the Uganda Premier League title suffered a major blow after playing to a goalless draw with relegation threatened Express.

The result saw Villa move joint second with KCCA on 54 points, five behind leaders Vipers with two games left to end the season. But KCCA also have game in hand and a superior goal difference.

xpress ichael irungi evades a tackle from a illa defender hoto by palanyi sentongoExpress’ Michael Birungi evades a tackle from a Villa defender. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

 

The game that lived to its billing saw both sides miss chances in the match played at a soggy Wankulukuku Stadium pitch after a heavy downpour.

Villa's goalkeeping coach Mubarak Kiberu was on the touchline in the absence of head coach Wasswa Bbosa who was still serving his final game of a three match ban, while his assistant Paul Mukatabala, was recently suspended by the club. 

The result leaves Express third from bottom on 28 points.

xpress ulaiman jingo battling for possession with illas oseph subuga hoto by palanyi sentongoExpress’ Sulaiman Jjingo battling for possession with Villa’s Joseph Nsubuga. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

 

Elsewhere, Nelson Senkatuka struck a double as Bright Stars beat BUL 2-1 away at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja.

Pierre Muhindo scored consolation for BUL who also missed a penalty in added time.

At Luzira, Ruben Kimera was on target as Police stunned Maroons 1-0.

UPDF lost to Soana 2-1 in Bombo to leave basement side Masavu, on verge of becoming the first team to be relegated.

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