Uganda SC Villa pick first point of the season at Maroons

Alfred Odong scored his first goal in SC Villa colours to salvage a point for the Jogoos who came from behind to draw with hosts Maroons at Luzira.

Fred Amaku had given the hosts a lead in the second half following a goalless first half in an evenly contested game. Villa came into the game on the back of opening day defeat to Kitara and badly needed to recover while Maroons were buoyant after thrashing Wakiso Giants 3-0.

Both teams started slow but Maroons were aggrieved not to take a halftime lead after Darius Ojok missed a one-on-one situation. Amaku broke the deadlock in the 60th minute by heading home Ojok’s cross from the right but the lead lasted only five minutes before Villa responded through centre-back Odong.

There were no more goals with Maroons to 5th with 4 points after two games while Villa moved to 9th. Action in the Premier League returns next week with Villa at home against NEC while Maroons won’t play until October 3 when they visit KCCA.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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