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Ndejje hold Villa to reignite survival hopes

Ndejje are still three points away from saftey (file photos)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League
SC Villa 0-0 Ndejje University FC
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Tuesday, 16-04-2019

NAMBOOLE – Ndejje University will live to fight another day as they can still stay in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The University side who have spent most of their season in the relegation zone, held SC Villa to a 0-0 draw to stay with three points off the record league champions.

Knowing that victory would all but seal their participation in the league next season, Villa attacked the visitors throughout the game but failed to find the net.

The Jogoos will feel hard done by referee William Oloya who denied them what looked to be a clear penalty as a Ndejje defender stopped Charles Lwanga’s goal bound shot, using his arm while in the area.

Despite the penalty claim, the Jogoos will have them selves to blame for not taking all three points that would have seen them put day light between them and Ndejje going into the last two games.

Top scorer and substitute Bashir Mutanda had two chances to usher his side in front but could not beat Derrick Mukule.

Mutanda had two chances to score after coming on.

Mukule also kept out Pius Wangi’s effort before clearing off his line with his header after an attempted clearance deflected off Villa midfielder Ambrose Kirya.

Joseph Ssemujju’s effort was also blocked by Stephen Akena and the attacker also later, deliberately chose not to shoot with a goal at his mercy later on.

The visitors who played cautiously, had Noel Nasasira fire right at the keeper in one of the few occasions they had a sniff at Villa’s goal.

Their best chance fell to Anwar Ntege who drove inside from the left flank but his shot, from a tight angle, rattled onto the side net.

“We had about eight good chances but failed to win it, said Villa head coach Douglas Bamweyana.

“We still have two games at home and will look to rectify our errors so as we retain our top tier status.

The result means Villa move onto 28 points while Ndejje now have 25 with three more games to play.

Next for Villa is a trip away to Maroons before hosting Tooro United and Nyamityobora FC.

For Ndejje, they take on both KCCA FC and Onduparaka at home while they also face a trip to Kirinya JSS.

The other StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Tuesday:

-Kirinya JSS 2-0 Paidha Black Angels

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