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UPL: Tooro Fight Back To Draw Villa

Wednesday, November 21
Tooro United 2-2 SC Villa

SC Villa and Tooro United shared spoils in the only StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Wednesday.

Tooro came from a goal down on two occasions to pick a point off SC Villa in a four goal thriller played at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal.

Allan Kayiwa and Isa Mubiru’s second half goals rescued a point for the hosts, Villa’s Mutanda Bashir and Pius Wangi scored for Villa in the first and second half respectively.

The Jogoos. Courtesy photo

The point sends Tooro in 11th place on the log with six points from eight league games. The side however remains winless at home from two attempts.

Villa is lifted off the bottom to four points, but the side remain in the drop zone. Moses Basena’s side remain winless from eight games.

Coming from a 2-3 loss against KCCA in their last league engagement, SC Villa needed a positive response.

The new log.

However, they had to do it without some of their key players – Joseph Ssemujju, Eric Ndahiro and Savio Kabugo.

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Villa’s record against Tooro (Soana) was impressive as the team had only one loss in the ten league meetings. Villa had also beaten up on Tooro home and away last season.

The visitors took an early lead when Bashir Mutanda was at the end of Ambrose Kirya’s delivery to slot home his fourth league goal in a Villa jersey.

Despite Tooro creating scares, Basena’s side held on to their lead as the score remained 0-1 at the break.

Allan Kayiwa was voted as the Pilsner Manifesto the match

The hosts had to dig deep, and their efforts were later awarded when Allan Kayiwa leveled matters at the hour mark.

However, Villa responded again five minutes later with Pius wangi on target to restore the lead.

It was another interval of about five minutes again when the hosts found the back of the net as Isa Mubiru capitalised on Villa’s failure to clear from their area to send the home fans into wild celebrations.

Basena brought on Ajub Abdurahman and David Owori but the side couldn’t find a winner.

Next for Tooro United is a trip to face URA FC on December 4th in Namboole.

SC Villa’s search for their first victory of the season goes to matchday nine when they visit Nyamityobora in Wankulukuku on December 1st.

However, the Nyamityobora-Villa game might be rescheduled as Express will host Onduparaka on the same venue, same date.

The Teams:

Tooro United

Joel Mutakubwa, Musa Mukasa, Isa Mubiru, Ibrahim Ayubu Kizza, Mike Kawooya, Paddy Muhumuza, Steven Luswata, Mahad Yaya Kakooza, Allan Kayiwa, Simon Sserunkuma, Baker Buyala

Substitutes

Mike Nantamu, Timothy Musinguzi, Joshua Kaliisa, Alex Ssemuyaba, Eddie Ruhweza, Nicholas Fredrick Kigozi, John Byamukama Toki

Coach: Eric Ndifuna

SC Villa

Brian Bwete, Ashraf Mandela, Shafik Bakaki, Habib Kavuma, Robert Kitabalwa, Manco Kaweesa, Lincoln Mikisa, Albert Mugisa, Ambrose Kirya, Pius Wangi, Bashir Mutanda

Substitutes

Yusufu Wasswa, David Awori, Edgar Luzige, Mike Sserumaga, Moses Kiggundu, Ajab Abulrahuman, Amir Kakomo

Coach: Moses Basena

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