SC Villa secured a dominant victory against UPDF FC on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon in Matchday 14 of the Startimes Uganda Premier League. Hosting their final home game in the first round before the January break, the Jogoos initiated relentless attacks, starting with Charles Lwanga’s early chance saved by UPDF’s goalkeeper Wasswa in the 3rd minute.
Juma Ramathan received a yellow card in the 6th minute for a foul on UPDF’s Muwanga. Kafumbe’s attempt from a free-kick at the edge of the box in the 10th minute didn’t find its mark.
In the 16th minute, the Jogoos were in full possession, and UPDF’s goalkeeper Wasswa Yusuf was sent off for handling the ball outside his area. Despite Abas Kyeyune’s chance in the 22nd minute going inches past the left post, the game intensified.
The boys continued their attacking play, leading to a penalty in the 26th minute as Vuni handled the ball in the box. Kakande stepped up and converted from the spot in the 28th minute, giving SC Villa the lead.
In the 32nd minute, an early substitution saw Sekiganda Ronald replacing Juma Ramathan. Another goal followed as Hakim Kiwanuka’s shot deflected off UPDF’s goalkeeper Okidi into his own net.
Approaching halftime with a 2-0 lead, the rainy afternoon at Wankulukuku set the stage for a compelling second half. The delay due to the obscured pitch markings didn’t deter the teams, and play resumed.
Kakande continued his goal-scoring prowess, securing his brace in the 47th minute with a nice assist from Charles Lwanga. Coach Dusan made a double change in the 62nd minute, bringing on Elvis Ngonde and Hakim Mutebi for Semugera and Hakim Kiwanuka, respectively.
In the 74th minute, Owori and Kiwanuka Rogers entered the game, substituting Patrick Jonah and Charles Lwanga. The match concluded with a resounding win for SC Villa, marking a positive start to the new year.
“The team had a good performance to secure the win and I thank them for today.we’re however focusing on the next game as well.i thank the fans for standing with us always , they bring the ambiance forus to keep winning.” – coach Dusan Stojanovic
The Star of the day talked to this website and said;
“I am happy that I scored a brace today and once again take home the man of the match award. we needed this win to see that our position on the log changes as we’re looking forward to being number one soon. I thank the fans for supporting us always and we shall not let them down.” – Patrick Jonah Kakande
The win pushes sc Villa to the 3rd position on the log as of Tuesday evening in the star times Uganda Premier League. Next up , the Jogoos will be visiting URA Fc on Sunday 7th January 2024 in Luzira.