The initial minutes at Kakyeeka witnessed a balanced effort from both teams to establish possession. Umar Lutalo faced a stretching moment following a collision.
As the game progressed, the Jogoos intensified their attacking strategy. In the 18th minute, a promising free kick from Patrick Kakande failed to connect with the Jogoos for a scoring opportunity. Kakande’s subsequent shot at the 43rd minute narrowly missed the target, leading to a goalless halftime.
The second half commenced amid rain, yet the team persisted in their pursuit of an opening goal. The 50th minute saw a pause for medical attention as Norman Angufindru collided with Mbarara’s Akandwanaho.
The turning point came in the 72nd minute when Mbarara’s Magumba received a red card for a nasty foul on Hakim Kiwanuka. A substitution followed with Owori replacing Kiwanuka.
In the 60th minute, a triple substitution was made, introducing Onzima, Ngonde, and Bogere while Lutalo, Lwanga, and Kakande made way. The 82nd minute brought a promising chance, with Bogere’s shot punched out for a corner by Mbarara’s goalkeeper.
With 3 minutes added for play at Kakyeka, the 90+2nd minute witnessed the final substitution as Serubiri came on for Diego Nissi. The match concluded with a hard-fought draw, earning the team a valuable point away from home.
“I appreciate the team’s dedicated effort in today’s match against Mbarara City FC, despite not achieving the desired points. We’re heading home to analyze and rectify our mistakes as we prepare for the upcoming fixture on our home ground.” – Gavin Kizito Mugweri
Next up – SC Villa will host Busoga United at Wankulukuku on Thursday 30th November 2023.