Uganda Premier League
-SC Villa 0-0 URA FC
-Mbarara City FC 0-0 KCCA FC
URA FC missed a glorious chance to move top of the Uganda Premier League as they were held to a 0-0 draws away to SC Villa on Wednesday.
After Vipers SC dropped two points at home to Wakiso Giants FC, the Tax Collectors knew that a win would see them take a two point lead at the top of the standings.
However, on a frustrating afternoon at Bombo, they could not bleach an organised Villa back line.
Striker Cromwell almost gave them an early lead but his effort rattled the crossbar while Michael Birungi was denied by Saidi Keni.
Defender Benjamin Nyakoojo headed wide, Shafic Kagimu’s shot was equally saved by Keni to frustrate the Tax Collectors.
For Villa, Muhamed Ssenoga’s chance was easily saved by Nafian Alionzi, Geoffrey Wasswa freekick was off the target while Alionzi Nafian kept out Ronald Olaki header at the hour mark.
The draw sees URA move level on points (43) with Vipers while SC Villa stay in sixth with 30 points.
At Kakyeka l, KCCA FC were held to a goalless draw away to Mbarara City FC.
The Kasasiros who were coming off a victory at home to SC Villa leave Mbarara happy with a point after conceding the better chances.
Hillary Mukundane headed wide from a corner with KCCA custodian Charles Lukwago caught in no-man’s-land, Henry Kitegenyi poked Innocent Wafula’s low cross wide while Solomon Okwalinga’s goal bound effort was charged down by Peter Magambo.
Mbarara, like in the first half, created the better chances in the second too but Kitegenyi saw a fierce drive pushed away for a corner by Lukwago, Pistus Barenga saw a header cleared off the line by Herbert Achai and substitute Bashir Mutanda shot wide after he was set up by the lively Jude Ssemugabi.
For KCCA, Hassan Jurua had blazed over form inside the area, Charles Lwanga forced a decent low save from Martin Elungat.
Late in the game, Sadat Anaku found himself one on one with Elungat but his lobed effort flew over.
The result sees KCCA climb back into 4th position, level on points with Police FC (34) but with a superior goal difference.
Mbarara, on the other hand, they stay in 11th with 22 points from 19 games.