Villa retain second spot as Mbarara and Masavu play out one all draw

Martin Kizza scored his ninth goal of the season on Wednesday

Azam Uganda Premier League

Wednesday 02-05-2018: RESULTS.

SC Villa 2-0 Kirinya JSS

Masavu 1-1 Mbarara City

Ondupraka 0-0 URA

SC Villa moved back to second on the Azam Uganda Premier League table after  2-0 win over Kirinya JSS on Wednesday.

Martin Kizza put the Joogos ahead at Masaka Recreation Stadium with a well taken penalty inside eight minutes of play after Kirinya defender Allan Drajua was adjudged by referee Aisha Ssemmambo to have handled the ball in the area.

A few minutes later, Allan Kyambadde beat Kirinya-Jinja SS offside trap on the right racing towards goal before squaring the ball to an unmarked Kizza, but the club’s leading scorer opted to control the ball the ball instead of tapping-in.

However, it was not long before SC Villa doubled their lead. Kyambadde broke on the left and fired a ground shot that Kirinya’s goalkeeper Didi Muhammad punched right into George Ssenkaba’s path and the forward tapped in the easiest of rebounds.

With the three points earned, the Joogos returned to second place with 53 points from 26 matches. Their next outing is against relegation fighting UPDF on Saturday, May 5 at Bombo Military Stadium while Kirinya-Jinja SS will play host to Masavu on the same day.

For Kirinya, they remained fifth on the log with 38 points from 27 games.

In Entebbe, Masavu and Mbarara City Football clubs shared the spoils in a one all stalemate during a Uganda Premier League duel played at the Fisheries Training Institute, Bugonga.

The Masavu-Mbarara game was halted twice in the second half by the referee due to violance

Just like it happened when Express hosted KCCA at Wankulukuku on Tuesday, the Masavu-Mbarara City game witnessed scenes of ugly incidents from fans that led to stoppage of the match twice in the second half.

Mbarara’s Nigerian forwardt Emmanuel Ibe Obinna converted a penalty in the 31st minute for the opening goal of the game.

Ten minutes later, Masavu made amends through defender Ibrahim Pengere’s well timed header at the back post, beating goalkeeper Ali Kimera in the Ankole Lions’ goal.

First, fans threw objects towards the second assistant referee in the 60th minute and 10 minutes later, about four fans ran to the field of play in an attempt to attack the center referee. Police was swiftly called in on both incidents to tame the situation.

Masavu remains bottom lagged with 24 points off 27 outings while Mbarara City now have 28 points fromfrom the same number of games as they sit 12th on the  log.

At the BetWay Green Light Stadium, URA’s new coach Sam Simbwa kicked off his career with the Taz Collectors with a goalless draw against Onduparaka.

Simbwa who only took charge of the team last week saw his boys play their hearts out to registered their second successive draw in Arua.

URA FC has drawn both of their visits to the BetWay GreenLight stadium (Photos by Agencies)

Onduparaka consolidates fourth place with 42 points off 27 matches, in the club’s 9th draw of the season.

For Simbwa’s charges,they remain 10th with 32 points.

Next Matches:

Friday, 4th May 2018

  • Vipers Vs Police – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • Maroons Vs Bright Stars – Luzira Prisons Ground



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