On a chilly Tuesday evening, SC Villa played host to Jinja’s formidable opponent, Bul FC, in a Startimes Uganda Premier League match. The #Jogoos started the game with determination and promise.
Early in the 3rd minute, an almost electric moment occurred when the #Jogoos came achingly close to scoring. Onzima’s timing was just a fraction off to connect with Kakande’s expertly placed cross.
As the first quarter of the match elapsed, both teams struggled to carve out clear goal-scoring opportunities, but the #Jogoos displayed some mesmerizing football skills, keeping the spectators on the edges of their seats.
In the 29th minute, Mutakubwa, Bul FC’s goalkeeper, emerged as a hero by diving to punch the ball into the corner, thwarting Bogere’s imminent goal.
However, the 35th minute ushered in a sudden twist. Bul FC managed to break the deadlock with a goal from a well-executed corner kick. George Kasonko’s precision shot found its way past the goalkeeper, and just two minutes later, they capitalized on another corner with David Otti heading the ball into the net.
At halftime, the #Jogoos found themselves trailing, setting the stage for a challenging second half.
After the break, the coach made crucial substitutions. Sekiganda and Lwanga stepped onto the field, replacing Semugera and Bogere, injecting fresh energy into the team.
The second half saw the #Jogoos dominating possession but struggling to create clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities.
In the 64th minute, a ray of hope shone through as SC Villa managed to pull one goal back, thanks to Umar Lutalo’s precise strike.
The #Jogoos relentlessly pressed the away side, but they couldn’t find the clear opportunity they desperately sought to level the score.
In the 66th minute, the coach opted for further changes, introducing Hakim Kiwanuka for Onzima and David Owori for Kakande.
Despite their determination and relentless efforts, the clock continued to tick away, and as the game reached the 70th minute, the #Jogoos were still in pursuit of that elusive equalizer. Their quest, however, ended in disappointment as they couldn’t find the much-needed goal, resulting in a heart-wrenching defeat.
“In the first half, we made errors, and it was crucial to bounce back with greater strength in the second half to secure the necessary points. It was a challenging first half, but our determination to level the score prevailed. I’m pleased to have scored my second goal in this match, but it wasn’t sufficient for the team. I want to express my gratitude to the fans for their unwavering support, and we are committed to making a strong comeback in the next game!” – Umar Lutalo, Midfielder
Next up for the Jogoos is the Derby as they will be visiting Express FC at Muteesa II stadium Wankulukuku on Wednesday 1st November 2023