By: Danito Nsubuga
URA and SC Villa have played to a goalless draw in a match that was dominated by controversial refereeing decisions by Denis Batte . 6 yellow cards were issued out of which 4 went to URA players.
The first period saw URA dictate the affairs and at the stroke of half time, Abdul Rahman Ajab leaped higher than everyone to head in a corner but the center referee ruled it out for offside citing a foul on Samson Kirya.
SC Villa began the second period by substituting Martin Kiiza for Ambrose Kirya. URA were also forced into a substitution when Mathias Muwanga got injured after a collision with a Villa forward. Alionz Nafian replaced him.
Abdul Rahman Ajab came close to stealing it for URA in the 65th minute but his shot was mistimed and it went way ward
The best chance of the game fell to Ibrahim Kiyemba when he overlapped via the right flank into the URA area but he chose to pass instead of going for goal just yards away.
URA coach decried the referee’s decision not to award their goal which would have won them the match. He said,
“The game was 50-50 and it could have gone either way. We had a chance to win the match but the referee decided it was not a goal “
“We hope the team will get better with time and we are progressing. “
URA have earned their 9th point of the season and they move into 10th, where as SC Villa remain in 5th on 13 points.