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UPL: SC Villa fail to hold off Police FC as both sides share spoils

Action between SC Villa and Police FC at Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Police FC)

Uganda Premier League

SC Villa 1-1 Police FC

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Tuesday, 10-09-2019

SC Villa dropped two points as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Police FC on Tuesday afternoon.

The Jogoos looked to be on their way to victory after Emmanuel Kalyowa had handed them a first half lead.

However, substitute Johnson Odong struck in the second half to ensure the two sides take the share of the points at the end of the day.

Kalyowa who was also on target in the 3-1 victory over Mbarara on match-day two, capitalize on Hilary Jomi’s poor clearance before slotting into an empty net to put the 16-time record champions 1-0 up on half-hour mark.

Ambrose Kirya and Bashir Mutanda could have made the points safe for Edward Kaziba’s side but could not find the target from promising positions.

After the resumption, the returning Abdallah Mubiru introduced Odong in place of Herman Wasswa and what a stroke of genius the move would turn out to be.

Tony Kiwalazi put Odong through on goal in the 58th minute and the forward did no mistakes as he slotted in past Saidi Keni in the Villa goal and in the process, bring the game to level terms.

The Cops could have taken all three points but for poor finishing as both Odong and Samson Kigozi could not beat Keni in the closing stages of the encounter.

The point sees SC Villa move onto four points as they still await the fate of their game against Proline which was not played last Saturday. Police who have docked three points after failing to turn up for their fixture against Onduparaka now have -1 point.

Police host Proline on October 15, while Villa visit rivals Express at Wankulukuku on Friday

Starting teams

SC Villa 

Saidi Keni, Kiggundu Moses, Asuman Harishe, Yayo Lutimba,Ndahiro Derrick, Kibumba Enock, Kirya Ambrose, Owori David, Mutanda Bashir, Kalyowa Emmanuel, Kakomor Amir

Police FC

Hilary Jomi, Arafat Galiwango, Joseph Sentume, Yusuf Ssozi, Ben Ocen, Ruben Kimera, Samuel Kayongo, Henry Katongole, Samson Kigozi, Herman Wasswa, Tonny Kiwalazi

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