SC Villa’s chances of getting breathing space from the glaring relegation monster are still minimal after they failed to win their StarTimes Uganda Premier League game against Ndejje Lions at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Both teams played to a goalless draw on Tuesday to remain in relegation shambles.
Ndejje was the first team to show their intentions in the sixth minute but Anwaru Ntege was slow in meeting Steven Ategeka’s through pass.
SC Villa came closer in the 32nd minute but Charles Lwanga’s shot from David Owori’s chip was guided out as the home team were looking for opener.
At the halftime mark, SC Villa was denied a penalty following Edward Kabona’s handball in the forbidden area but the referee of the day Oloya William decided otherwise.
This created chaos in SC Villa’s camp, all of them confronted the referee claiming for the penalty, even their coach Douglas Bamweyana joined them at the half time whistle but there was nothing to change.
In the 65th minute, Bashir Mutanda fired at Ndejje’s goal custodian Derrick Mukule was equal to the task to deny Villa a scoring opportunity.
SC Villa kept on pressing with several attempts but Ndejje were calm and strong enough to defend and keep them at bay.
Two minutes to full time, Ambrose Kirya’s shot was saved by Mukule, he was at it again with double saves. Mukule saved Mutanda and Semujju’s shots in added minutes to keep Ndejje in the game.
SC Villa remained 13th with 28 points while Ndejje is still 14th with 25 points with three games to go.