Kampala. SC Villa coach Douglas Bamweyana was left with mixed emotions after his side played out 1-all draw with Bright Stars at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole yesterday.
This result moved Villa just above Maroons with 15 points and three ahead of Nyamityobora who occupy the final relegation spot after 17 games.
Bamweyana believes his side should have left with all three points after they went ahead through Bashir Mutanda’s league-leading 11th goal of the season.
“It’s a mixture of feelings. First, you want to appreciate the efforts and then you realise that we lacked calmness in some of the areas especially in the final third from the chances we created,” Bamweyana stated.
David Owori stung the palms of of Benson Wagima while Ashraf Mandela hit the side netting from Ibrahim Mugulusi’s cross.
Topscorer scorer Mutanda then put Villa ahead three minutes before half time bundling the ball home after his initial effort was kept out.
“It is a devastating result. We just don’t like these kind of results which in my opinion are against very disorganised teams,” Bamweyana added.
Bright Stars though got their goal through a well-worked move that culminated in a decent Dan Bilikwalira low cross that was met by the onrushing Alfred Onek at the stroke of half time.
“It was a good point that we wanted and got. Overall we made fewer mistakes than in the past games. We also missed a few chances,” Bright Stars assistant coach Paul Kiwanuka noted.
Nelson Senkatuka fluffed his team’s best opportunities shooting straight at Saidi Keni twice while the goalkeeper also saved with his feet from the striker in the second half.
There was also a moment of madness in that period when SC Villa fans threw plastic seats onto the pitch as they disputed a decision from referee George Olem.
SC Villa 1-1 Bright Stars
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Maroons 0-2 Mbarara City
Kirinya-Jinja 1-1 Tooro Utd
Nyamityobora 0-1 Vipers
Paidha 1-1 Bul
Ndejje 1-2 URA