Uganda Premier League record champions SC Villa were held to a barren stalemate by West Nile giants, Onduparaka FC on Friday at the Bombo Military Barracks Grounds.
The result did not entirely paint the exact picture of the evening as the Caterpillars, who were the hosts, did everything but score.
And, Villa head coach Jackson Magera was left a contented and appeased man with the point on the road.
“The game was not bad, only that we didn’t get the three points as we had planned before the start,” said the tactician to the media after the game.
“We had a few set-pieces that we couldn’t take, but also, Onduparaka were compact and made it hard for us to break, so we’ll take the point.”
Jogoo custodian Martin Elungat came to his team’s rescue on various occasions, in return getting the Man of the Match Award and his coach’s praise.
“He is a very good goalkeeper and has the experience so, I’m not entirely surprised with the way he has performed,” said Magera.
Villa will host Express FC in their next game on Friday, at the Muteesa II Stadium, and Magera has already laid focus on it.
“Of course, we are going to prepare thoroughly and look for ways of getting three points from Express.”
Villa is currently fourth on the log with four points, while Onduparaka is 11th without a single point despite already picking two draws (the other against URA FC).
The latter kick-started the campaign with a two-point deficit, a punishment that was inflicted for fans’ hooliganism last season.