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StarTimes UPL: SC Villa starts second round with positive result over MYDA


Uganda Premier League record champions SC Villa kick started their second-round campaign of the 2020/21 season with a 2-1 victory over MYDA at the King George IV Memorial Stadium, Tororo.

Two first half goals by Derrick Ndahiro and Mohammad Ssenoga were enough to hand SC Villa a relatively  good start to their second round .

Amos Kirya netted MYDA’s consolation in the secobd half.

Having drawn their first game of the first round, the Jogoos come  into this game seeking for a positive start to the second round and forced an early goal in the 5th minute when   Mohammed Ssenonga reacted onto a loose ball to put into an empty net after MYDA goalkeeper Ssekandi Andrew failed to party the ball away following a Derrick Ndahiro cross.

After the goal though , the home side  dominated  proceedings in the opening  half of the game but lacked the final touch to put trouble  the Joggos backline despite creating  some great goalscoring chances.

But it was the jogoos that looked more lucky to find the back of the net again as Nicholas Kabonge almost found Sc Villa’s second  but the Ssekandi made a brilliant  save to deny the  midfielder’s strong  effort  in the 30th minute.

Five minutes to the break, the Flying Eagles were gifted a chance to level matters from the spot after Fred Agandu pushed down Amos Kirya in the  forbidden area.

Ibra Nsimbe stepped up and but unfortunately  missed from the spot, putting his effort above the crossbar.

Just before the break, disaster struck once again for MYDA as they went two goals down following a neaty finish  by Derrick Ndahiro following  wonderful play by Kabonge.

In the second half, chances were far and  between for both sides until in the 77th minute when Amos Kirya  pulled a goal back for MYDA after a howler punch by SC Villa goalkeeper Meddie Kibirige.

There was no comeback  though as the SC Villa backline stood solid enough to avoid late drama.

SC Villa have now completed  a double over MYDA this season , having also defeated the flying eagles 1-0 in bombo cortsey of a late Faizo Kazibwe goal.

with the  win today, The Jogoos move to fourth place on the log with 28 points  garnered in 16 games.

While MYDA remain 15th with 6 points, Eight points  below the relegation  line.

The story is being updated..



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