SC Villa title hunt suffers another setback

Tuesday Results

Kirinya Jinja SS 1-0 SC Villa

Police 0-0 Bright Stars

Express Vs JMC Hippos [Verdict to be communicated after the visitors didn’t show up]

Wednesday April 19, 2017

KCCA Vs URA – Mehta Grounds, Lugazi @ 4.30pm

Kirinya Jinja SS inflicted a painful defeat over SC Villa to damage the Jogoos chances of lifting the title.

Bashir Mutanda scored from the spot in the 53rd minute following a foul in the area to condemn SC Villa to their second successive defeat under Coach Wasswa Bbosa.

Though the record league champions remain top of the log with 47 points, they have played four more games over second placed KCCA who are only a point adrift.

The win saw the league’s newcomers climb up to 11th on the log with 27 points as they move closer to survival despite staying in the relegation zone for the better part of the season.

At Namboole, Police and Bright Stars shared spoils to leave the battle for relegation even poised.

A win for either would have seen the team pull clear of relegation but with 29 points, the two have same points although superior goal difference puts Fred Kajoba’s men in 9th, a slot above Abdallah Mubiru’s.

Elsewhere, JMC Hippos didn’t show up at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku where they were scheduled to face off with Express with the most likely verdict expected to be a walk over for the Red Eagles.

The league continues on Wednesday with a gigantic clash between KCCA and URA at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo.

A win or draw for the Kasasiro will see them reclaim top spot from their rivals SC Villa, ahead of their highly anticipated clash on Saturday in Masaka.