Villa title hopes continue dwindling as Express fight for life in the Premier League

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

, Sports

A goalless draw between Express FC and record champions SC Villa  on Friday evening at  Wankulukuku spelt more doom for each of the team’s ambitions in the Azam Uganda Premier League.

The stalemate put a precarious situation to the Red Eagles’ stay in the top flight league whereas the same result ensured the blue boys continued experiencing another tall mountain in their 14 year quest for a premier league title.

Despite each team having a fair share of the chances during a well-attended and officiated game at the Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku, none of them were lucky to have them converted and ensured the game ended nil all.

The game left Express FC who are in the drop zone praying for a miracle to survive relegation as they go into the last two games that are both away to Vipers who are fighting to lift the title and tricky Masavu who are almost relegated.

 

A SC Villa player protects the ball away from Express FC’s Kakeeto.

For the record champions SC Villa, their hopes of adding onto their tally of league titles continued dwindling as they are now teetering in third position, four points below leaders Vipers.

Speaking after the game, Express coach Shafick Bisaso said his team will continue fighting until the last game.

“We are not proud that we got a single point but that is what came. We shall continue fighting in our last two games to see we stay afloat,”Bisaso said.

For Villa’s stand- in coach, Mubarak Kiberu, their chances of winning this year’s title have reduced from 95 to 75 percent but said they will continue putting up a spirited fight.

“I can’t blame anyone for today’s game but since our head coach(Wasswa Bbosa) was banned, the team has moved backwards,”Kiberu said.

Vipers are still top of the 16 team log on 59 points, four above second and third placed KCCA and SC Villa who are on the same number of points but the Kasasiro boys being with a better goal advantage.

In the relegation zone, Express FC, Proline and Masavu are 14th, 15th and 16th respectively with only a point separating each of them.

UPL results

Express 0-0 SC Villa

BUL FC 1-2 Bright Stars

UPDF 1-2 Soana

Maroons 0-1 Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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