Joao Mario, international with the Portuguese team and player of the Moscow Lokomotiv, believes that the young star of Atlético de Madrid Joao Felix is one of those “different” players That will end up succeeding. “It is obvious that he is someone who differs. The first time I trained with him, I noticed immediately; there are players that I really like to watch play and Joao Felix is one of them“, he declares in an interview with Channel 11 of the Portuguese Football Federation.One of the factors that weigh on the figure of the young athletic is the amount that the Madrid club disbursed for him (126 million euros). “The value of the transfer that is paid by a player does not weigh us during the game. You try to abstract yourself as much as possible from that factor, but obviously you know the investment that was made and you want to correspond to it, so it ends up influencing in some way, “said Joao Mario. “Although the player is not” guilty “of the amount paid, he always ends up weighing. In Inter I did not feel it so much because the club had many problems,” he added. “In the case of Joao Félix, it is natural to speak and weigh, but If you buy a player for that amount when he is 19, you cannot expect the boy to be the salvation of all problems even more in a team that is almost Italian because of its enormous tactical component“he concluded.
SC Villa players celebrate David Owori’s opener in the 3-1 win over Mbarara City FC on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/Don Mugabi)Uganda Premier League SC Villa 3-1 Mbarara City FC Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Wednesday, 04-09-2019NABOOLE – SC Villa defeated Mbarara City 3-1 in the Uganda Premier League game played at Mandela National Stadium on Wednesday night.David Owori, Emmanuel Kawooya and Ambrose Kirya scored the goals for Edward Kaziba’s side who went into the game having lost to Kyetume FC in their opener.Brian Ahebwa had earlier struck for the visitors to temporarily reduce the deficit to 2-1 but his goal turned out to be a mere consolation in the end.This is Mbarara City’s first loss of the season having beaten Proline FC 3-0 in their first game.Villa too good for average Mbarara CitySC Villa had a trying preseason as they could only afford to offer a host players trials without being able to make any high profile signings.They also had issues with their training ground which was eventually take away and it’s demolition started even before the kick of a ball in the 2019/20 season.However, they put all that behind them plus their disappointing loss to newly-promoted Kyetume last week, on Wednesday and somehow cruised to a comfortable victory in the end.At the start, it was not all rosy as Mbarara City made them work for the result.Last season’s top scorer Bashir Mutanda tried to catch Mbarara City custodian Tom Ikara off his line but the striker’s effort from the halfway line sailed over and wide.Owori then saw an attempted cross crash off the cross bar and back into play.Villa continued knocking on the door and Mutanda was unlucky as his fierce free kick from 25 yards rattled the upright.On 38 minutes, Mbarara City’s defence finally succumbed to pressure, gifting Villa the opening goal.Trying to play out from the back, Ronald Otti’s weak back pass was pounced on by Owori who slotted in past Ikara to put Villa 1-0 up.Five minutes later, Kalyowa made a solo run into the Mbarara area before his goal bound shot crept in under Ikara to make it 2-0.The game looked to have settled down in the second half as Villa tried to see out their lead and Mbarara struggling to create chances.In what was arguably their best chance of the game, a neat exchange between Paul Mucureezi and Ibrahim Orit saw Ahebwa lash onto a through ball before slotting in to reduce the deficit.However, three minutes later, SC Villa restored their advantage as Emmanuel Wasswa set up Ambrose Kirya whose shot riffled into the top corner.It was a disappointing result for the Ankole Lions who earlier in the game saw Mucureezi strike a free kick straight at Saidi Keni in the Villa goal before an Orit curling effort sailed argonizingly over.The other results on Wednesday-Police FC 0-2 Bul FC-Proline FC 1-0 Onduparaka FCComments Tags: Ambrose KiryaBrian AhebwaDavid OworiEmmanuel Kalyowambarara city fcPaul MucureeziRonald OttiSC Villa