Ndejje hold SC Villa to prolong relegation fight

David GOMBE

SC Villa left Mandela National Stadium frustrated after a goalless draw with fellow relegation threatened side Ndejje University.

In the closing stages of the first period Ndejje defender handled the ball inside the box off a Charles Lwanga shot but the match day referee William Oloya waived play on. At halftime breather, both sides had to settle for a barren stalemate.

In the second period, Villa tactician Douglas Bamweyana made a double change with Bashir Mutanda and Joseph Ssemujju replacing Emma Kalyowa and Ronald Magwali.

Villa looked more threatening after the introduction of Mutanda and Ssemujju making numerous attacks. Ndejje custodian made some heroic saves denying Pius Wangi and Mutanda on several occasions.

Anwar Ntege blew away Ndejje’s best chance in the closing stages of the game following Shafik Bakaki’s defensive error but the latter fired onto the side net.

Raymond Komakech introduced on Samuel Matovu for Steven Ategeka and Isaac Kisujju for Simon Ngore. Richardson Asaba was also brought on for Matovu.

Villa duo of Kigundu Moses and Joseph Ssemujju were cautioned whereas Stephen Akena was the only player booked on the visitors side.

The stalemate sees Villa stay in thirteen place with 28 points on the Uganda Premier league table and are only separated by three points with 14th placed Ndejje.

SC Villa will next travel to Maroons whereas Ndejje will face KCCA FC in their next game