SC villa came from a goal down to hold URA FC at the Luzira Prisons Grounds, a makeshift Stadium that the Jogoos will be using to host their home games.
SC Villa who were without most of their star players – David Owori, Amir Kakomo, Bashir Mutanda among others, came into the game on an eight-game unbeaten run and it was yet to be seen if Sam Ssimbwa’s URA FC would break the run.
On the muddy surface of the Luzira Prison grounds, it was URA FC who got the lead first when Villa’s Yayo Lutimba used excessive force on a ‘rant-running’ Joachim Ojera for the referee to award a penalty.
Brian Majwega stepped up and converted the penalty, giving URA the lead that lasted from the 20th minute through to the end of the first period.There was a penalty appeal earlier when an on-running Ojera seemed to be fouled by Villa’s goalkeeper, Saidi Keni but referee William Oloya waved play on to an angry URA FC team whose penalty appeal had been denied.
SC Villa returned for the second period a more determined side although it took more time for them to find the moments, they needed the most.
Villa survived a scare in the 60th minute when a Said Kyeyune pocked ball hit the post and went wide.
Villa almost got the moment they were looking for in the 66th when they got a chance at goal but the result was as disappointing as the resulting fumble that had URA FC’s defense recover to clear the ball from danger.URA FC almost doubled the lead in the 68th minute but Said Keni was on top of his game, making another save on the day.
SC Villa got the equalizer in the 90+2 when Hudu Mulikyi pushed Faisal Muwawu in the penalty area for Ambrose Kirya to level for the home side.
The game ended in a 1-all draw and villa were lucky to maintain their unbeaten run to 9 games.
SC Villa remains 4th after 10-games at 17 points while URA FC remains 10th after 9-games with 11-points.
In Njeru, goals from Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu were enough for BUL to defeat Kyetume FC by 2-0.
The StarTimes Uganda Premier League continues tomorrow with 4 games as summarized in the listing.
StarTimes Uganda Premier League fixtures
Saturday – 2 October 2019
Wakiso Giants vs Express FC – Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakisha
Busoga United vs Vipers SC – The Mighty Arena Stadium, Jinja SS
Maroons FC vs Police FC – Luzira Prisons Grounds
Bright Stars FC vs Onduparaka Fc – FUFA Tech. Center, Njeru
Sunday – 3 October 2019
Tooro United vs Mbarara City FC – St. Paul Seminary, Fort Portal