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SC Villa's title bid falters, KCC in gear

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th May 2007 03:00 AM

SPORTS Club Villa’s Super League title chances got a knock yesterday when they were held 1-all away by Masaka LC at the recreational ground. The result subsequently subdued the Jogoos’ pressure on the league table second placed KCC.

SPORTS Club Villa’s Super League title chances got a knock yesterday when they were held 1-all away by Masaka LC at the recreational ground. The result subsequently subdued the Jogoos’ pressure on the league table second placed KCC.

By Fred Kaweesi, Swalley Kenyi and Dismus Buregyeya

Simba 0 Police 1
Masaka 1 Villa 1
Today
Bunamwaya v KCC
Iganga v Heroes
Mukono v Boroboro
Sunday
Super League

City Lads v Boroboro
Kakungulu cup
today
Express v Baza
K’la Utoda v Wembley


SPORTS Club Villa’s Super League title chances got a knock yesterday when they were held 1-all away by Masaka LC at the recreational ground. The result subsequently subdued the Jogoos’ pressure on the league table second placed KCC.

Andrew Nkurununji had put Asuman Lubowa’s side in the lead on 21 minutes but Fred Tamale levelled matters in the 66th minute.

The result was a repeat of last season before Masaka lost points to Villa in a boardroom decision in this year’s first leg after Masaka arrived late for the game at Namboole.

Mike Sserumaga struck a late winner as Police secured a season double over Simba in a battle of the armed forces at Nakivubo.

In a nail biting game that saw a number of chances wasted on both sides Sserumaga ensured a repeat of the first round score line to give Police maximum points.

Simba could have picked a crucial lead earlier but their lead striker Godfrey Wakaza fluffed a second half penalty that left the army outfit cursing after the game.

KCC FC will, meanwhile, look to keep up the pressure on URA FC in the Super League title race when they engage Bunamwaya at Nakivubo.

Coach Jackson Mayanja’s side trails the table leaders by seven points, and will have to win today, lest they allow their rival an opportunity to widen the gap.

The 1997 champion’s recent exciting form-book sandwiched by their midweek victories over Kinyara and Masindi suggests nothing other than a convincing away win for the yellow brigade.

KCC had an awful run at the start of the second round but Mayanja has since injected immense belief among his charges, saying if the prospect of ending a 10-year title drought was not to stir them this season, then nothing ever will.

“We have to look at how far we have come and what the future means for all the players as regards to being marketed. That has driven them on,” Mayanja said.
In Hamis Kitagenda, KCC brag of the league’s top scorer at 16, whose knack of finishing has been amazing.

Defensively, Bunamwaya have been good. But if they gift space to the visitors, they are likely to pay for it.

In the other game, Iganga host Mbale Heroes inspired by previous wins over KCC and Villa, at the dreaded Ssaza ground.

SC Villa's title bid falters, KCC in gear

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