SC Villa kicked off their Uganda Cup campaign with a first leg 1-0 loss to Ndejje University at Bombo Barracks Stadium on Monday.
Brian Ssali scored the lone goal to give the minnows a slim advantage ahead of the second leg.
The visitors came into the match as favourites owing to their experience in the competition as well as the Ugandan Premier League.
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However, they failed to get their way past the Fufa Big League side who played with composure and belief.