StarTimes Uganda Premier League
URA FC 1-0 SC Villa
SC Villa’s woes are far from ending and the league record champions could be headed for a torrid period in the second round.
Still embroiled in the relegation fight, the Jogoos will need to more than double their efforts in order to fend off the relegation monster.
Despite making 14 new additions during the January mid transfer window, the first game in the second round ended on a disappointing note.
Douglas Bamweyana’s charges fell to neighbours URA FC in the Namboole derby played on Saturday at Mandela National stadium.
The tax collectors nicked a hard fought 1-0 win over the blues courtesy of defender Patrick Mbowa.
It should be noted that Mbowa scored against his former employers because he featured for SC Villa between 2015-2017.
The all important goal came in the 38th minute with the defender nodding home past goalkeeper Saidi Keni who was making his début.
The other debutants for SC Villa included Johnson Muhindo, Asuman Alishe and Suleiman Majjanjalo.
The result leaves SC Villa just two points above the red line. The Jogoos have 14 points. On the other hand, URA FC moved up to 5th place on 25 points.
In the other game played on Saturday, Bright Stars and Onduparaka FC shared spoils in a one all draw.
Nelson Ssenkatuka fired the home side into the lead just after 18 minutes but lanky defender Rashid Toha headed home in the second half to help the Caterpillars pick a point on the road.
Onduparaka FC drop to 6th place on 25 points just two points and slots above Bright Stars FC.