SC Villa head coach Jackson Magera says his side will come back stronger in the second round of the 2022/23 Uganda Premier League.
The Jogoos ended the first round with a 1-1 draw with URA at Nakisunga on Saturday.
Ivan Sserubiru converted from the spot in the second half to cancel out Ibrahim Dada’s early opener as the two sides shared spoils.
“The game was not an easy one especially when you are playing URA at their home ground,” Magera said at fulltime.
“Thanks to the boys who managed to put up a good fight in the second half and we managed to secure a point.”
Magera also credited youngster Edward Masembe for a good show at Nakisunga.
“Masembe is a young and talented player with expertise in long balls especially when you need transitions from the back in shortest time,” he stated.
SC Villa ended the first round with 26 points: Eight wins, two draws and four losses coming against Vipers, KCCA, Wakiso Giants and BUL.
“We have learnt a lot in the first round of the season and am optimistic we shall improve going to the second round.
“We have to sit with my bosses plus the technical team to see where we have the deficit such that we make good replacements.”
The League will take a break until next year. SC Villa will start the second round against Gaddafi at Kakindu on February 11, 2023.