It was a tough one to call but by the time referee Ali Kalyango blew the final whistle, newly promoted side Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) and record winners SC Villa had shared spoils in a Fufa Super League clash at Nakivubo Stadium on Friday.
The two sides played out a 1-all stalemate in front of over 400 fans.
Despite failing to pick the maximum points, the result was just enough for Coach Ivan Zoric’s boys to remain top of the log.
The vital away point lifted them to 12 points from six games hence two points per 90 minutes. They would have walked away with had their defence not slept in the second half.
SCVU took the lead with just two minutes from recess. Saddam Juma, a former midfielder with Bunamwaya scored from six yards after goal keeper Sulait Luyima and his defence were beaten hands down.
SCVU had kept knocking on the opponent’s door through Charles Tibingana and George Abege on the right and left flanks of the field.
But Villa brought smiles back to their fans in the second half with a beautifully headed goal by Herman Wasswa. His shots had been kept out off target but later notched to level the game on 75 minutes. He utilized Ronald Muganga’s cross to leave coach Paul Nkata with a smile.
“It was not the best result though I think we would have won,” Nkata said.
But Zoric thought SCVU were lucky on the evening. “We narrowly escaped. We missed many chances and in the end, we were punished.”
Villa now have eighth with eight points.
FUFA SUPER LEAGUE RESULTS
Aurum Roses 0:1 Simba
SC Villa 1:1 SC Victoria University
Victors FC 0:0 Entebbe FC
Vipers FC 5:1 Police FC