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SC VILLA, BRIGHT STARS SHARE SPOILS

SC Villa and Soltilo Brightstars FC clashed in an intense match on match day 24 of the Startimes Uganda Premier League. The game, held at Wankulukuku on a Sunday afternoon, saw both teams eager for victory.

In the 4th minute, the first shot of the day was punched out by Bright Stars’ Hassan, creating a tense moment demanding a rebound. However, neither team could convert in the early stages.

As the game progressed, there were glimpses of brilliance, such as a nice interplay between Lutalo and Kakande in the final box at the 14th minute, but Lwanga’s shot sailed above the crossbar, leaving the scoreline unchanged.

By the 30th minute mark, SC Villa seemed to dominate possession, creating numerous chances at goal but failing to find the breakthrough. The first half ended goalless, with both teams heading to the break to regroup.

In the second half, the Jogoos returned with renewed determination, launching dangerous attacks but unable to capitalize on their opportunities. A pivotal moment came in the 66th minute when Bright Stars’ Ashiraf Mulindi found the back of the net, putting his team in the lead.

However, SC Villa quickly responded as Patrick Kakande leveled the score with a goal of his own in the 66th minute, restoring parity to the match.

Tempers flared as the game intensified, leading to a booking for Sekiganda at the 70th minute for a foul on Mulindi.

In a bid to shake things up, SC Villa made a double substitution at the 75th minute, bringing on Niwamanya and Elvis Ngonde for Lwanga and Sekiganda, respectively.

Despite late attempts to clinch victory, including a wayward shot by Lutalo in the 80th minute, the match ended in a 1-1 draw, with both teams sharing the points.

Reflecting on the game, forward Junior Niwamanya expressed disappointment at not securing the win but emphasized the team’s determination to bounce back stronger in their next fixture.

Looking ahead, SC Villa will face Jinja Army side Gaddafi FC in their next match on Thursday, April 25th, 2024.

SC Villa look focus on progressing to the next round in cup

SC Villa is set to host Masaka City regional side Synergy FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32. The Jogoos secured their spot in this round with an impressive 4-0 victory over SC Tawai in the round of 64.

Eager to maintain their winning momentum in the tournament, SC Villa faces a new challenge as they encounter Synergy FC for the first time. Synergy FC, having eliminated Mbarara City FC in the previous round, poses a formidable opposition.

However, SC Villa will be without players such as Defender Cyrus Kibande, midfielders Patrick Jonah Kakande, Umar Lutalo, Abas Kyeyune, and Hakim Mutebi, who are away on international duty with the Under 20s. Additionally, goalkeeper Norman Angufindru is sidelined due to injury.

Despite the absences, budding goalkeeper Jeans Braddy Wokorach emphasized the team’s preparedness and respect for their opponents in a pre-match interview.

He said, “We’ve not played with Synergy FC so far, and that means we will not be taking any chances. We are not undermining them because we know what such teams are capable of doing. We will go into the game with all the tactics given to us by the coaches, looking at just one thing – winning! We are only waiting to step on the green tomorrow.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 4 pm and will be broadcast live on Fufa TV. Entrance fees remain at 10,000 UGX for ordinary tickets and 50,000 UGX for VIP access.

TheJogoos Ease past Busoga United

On a chilly Thursday evening, the Jogoos triumphed over Busoga United at Wankulukuku in the Startimes Uganda Premier League’s ninth matchday. The game witnessed goals from Umar Lutalo in the 20th minute and Ronald Sekiganda in the 75th minute, securing a decisive victory for the Jogoos against the Kingsmen of Busoga.

The momentum was set early in the 4th minute when Busoga’s Fredric Lutalo fouled Kakande, resulting in a penalty. However, Busoga United’s keeper thwarted Lutalo Umar’s shot in the 5th minute.

The first half showcased the Jogoos relentlessly attacking Busoga’s defense, with notable attempts by players like Kiwanuka and Odong. The breakthrough moment arrived in the 20th minute when Lutalo skillfully converted Kakande’s tap into the net.

Despite various opportunities, including a denied attempt hitting the post and a yellow card for Kizito Gavin, the Jogoos maintained their lead at halftime.

The second half unfolded with continuous action, featuring Kakande’s shot punched back by Busoga’s keeper in the 53rd minute. Manager Dusan strategically introduced substitutions in the 61st minute, bringing on Bogere and Onzima.

In the 75th minute, Ronald Sekiganda sealed the victory with a well-executed goal, courtesy of Kakande’s precise assist. As the game approached its conclusion, additional substitutions were made, with Ngonde and Kafumbe joining the action in the 78th minute.

With only one minute added to the second half, the Jogoos secured the win in the 90+1 minute, claiming all three maximum points in a memorable encounter.

The standout performer of the day Patrick Jonah Kakande and expressed satisfaction in an interview with the website, stating, 

“Our goal coming into this match was to secure all three points, and I’m pleased that we achieved that. It was crucial for us to regain a winning momentum and improve our position on the log. While we had several opportunities that went unconverted, our hunger for victories remains strong as we look ahead to the upcoming matches.”

The Jogoos will return to action on Tuesday 5th December traveling away to Kavumba side Soltilo Bright Stars FC.

SC Villa’s Quest for Victory: Clash with Busoga United on Match Day 9

On Thursday, November 30th, SC Villa is set to host Busoga United for match day 9 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku. Eager to secure maximum points and climb the SUPL Log after a draw with Mbarara City in their previous fixture, the Jogoos are geared up for a crucial encounter.

Match Stats:
In the last five meetings, SC Villa has asserted dominance with three wins, while Busoga United secured one victory, and both teams shared a draw.

Team News:
Despite the long-term injuries to Denis Ojara and Defender Tabu Oryem, the Jogoos boast a ready squad for selection.

Ronald Sekiganda, speaking ahead of the fixture, expressed confidence, “The team is in good shape, and everyone is ready to fight for the three points if given a chance. The coaches have corrected the mistakes from the previous game, and we’re prepared to apply the given tactics for the three points tomorrow.”

Sekiganda, in stellar form with a goal and two consecutive man-of-the-match awards, called upon all Jogoos to support them at home.

“I, therefore, call upon all the Jogoos to come and support us tomorrow at home,” he added.

The game kicks off at 4 pm and will be broadcasted live on Sanyuka Prime. Tickets are priced at ugx 10,000 for Ordinary and ugx 50,000 for VIP. Your support matters!

Ugandan Pride: Umar Lutalo’s Pursuit in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

SC Villa players in Umar Lutalo, Gavin Kizito and Kenneth Semakula were selected in the final squad to represent Uganda in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Morocco against Guinea and Somalia on 17th and 21st November respectively. Our media Manager held a discussion with Umar Lutalo;

Media Manager: Congratulations on being called up to the national team, Umar! How does it feel to have the opportunity to represent Uganda in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Morocco?

Umar Lutalo: Thank you! It’s truly a dream come true. Representing my country at such a prestigious event is an honor, and I’m thrilled to contribute to Uganda’s journey in the World Cup qualifiers.

Media Manager: Having Gavin and Kenneth from SC Villa alongside you must add a familiar touch. How has the camaraderie been within the team, especially with fellow club teammates?

Umar Lutalo: It’s been fantastic. Having Gavin and Kenneth by my side has made the transition smoother. Our shared experiences from SC Villa create a strong bond, and it’s a privilege to represent both our club and country together.

Media Manager: What do you think are the key strengths that you bring to the national team, and how do you plan to contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming matches against Guinea?

Umar Lutalo: I believe my versatility on the field and ability to adapt to different positions will be an asset. I aim to give my best, whether it’s in defense, midfield, or supporting the attack. Teamwork and a strong work ethic will be crucial to our success, and I’m ready to contribute in any way the coach sees fit.

Media Manager: Facing Guinea or Somalia in the qualifiers is a significant challenge. How has the team been preparing, and what strategies do you think will be vital to secure positive results in both matches?

Umar Lutalo: The team has been putting in a lot of hard work on and off the field. Our preparation involves studying Guinea’s and Somalia’s playing style, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses. Discipline and effective communication will be key during the matches. We’re focused on executing the coach’s strategies and giving our all on the pitch.

Media Manager: As a player from SC Villa, how has your club experience prepared you for the international stage, especially in such crucial matches like these World Cup qualifiers?

Umar Lutalo: Playing for SC Villa has been invaluable. The competition in domestic leagues is intense, and it has helped me develop both as an individual player and as part of a team. The experience gained in high-pressure situations will undoubtedly be beneficial on the international stage.

Media Manager: What are your personal aspirations for these World Cup qualifiers, and how do you envision the impact of a successful campaign on Ugandan football?

Umar Lutalo: Personally, I aim to give my best performance, make a positive impact, and contribute to our success in reaching the World Cup. A successful campaign would not only be a source of pride for us players but also inspire the next generation of footballers in Uganda. It could potentially elevate the status of Ugandan football on the global stage.

Media Manager: Lastly, any message for the fans who will be cheering for Uganda during these important qualifiers?

Umar Lutalo: To all the fans, your support means everything to us. We feel your energy on the field, and it motivates us to push harder. Let’s come together, stand united, and cheer for Uganda. We’ll give our all, and with your support, we aim to make our nation proud. Thank you for being the driving force behind us!

Jogoos’ Brilliance Unveiled: SC Villa’s Commanding Performance Against Arua Hill SC

SC Villa dominated match day seven at home against Arua Hill SC in the Startimes Uganda Premier League. Goals from Ronald Sekiganda, Umar Lutalo, and Peter Onzima secured the victory, while Frank Kalanda scored a consolation for the visitors in the dying minutes.

The game witnessed early excitement, with both teams showing speed and skill. The Jogoos controlled possession and launched numerous attacks, but it remained goalless until halftime.

The early minutes set the tone for a speedy contest, with both sides showcasing their skills. SC Villa, notably, displayed a commendable level of possession and launched several attacks, yet the breakthrough remained elusive in the initial stages. At the 37th minute, an opportunity presented itself as Sekiganda narrowly missed a header from Lutalo’s freekick.

The halftime whistle blew with the scoreline still goalless, but the anticipation in the stadium was palpable.

The second half ushered in a burst of action, with Ronald Sekiganda breaking the deadlock at the 47th minute. The Jogoos’ dominance continued, and at the 67th minute, a double substitution saw Hakim Kiwanuka and Charles Lwanga make way for Onzima and Bogere, respectively.

Umar Lutalo further extended SC Villa’s lead at the 70th minute, As the clock ticked, strategic substitutions unfolded. Onzima added another goal in the 90+1st minute, displaying skill and composure in beating his marker.

In the dying moments, Arua Hill SC managed to pull one back as Frank Kalanda headed in Wahab’s freekick at the 90+3rd minute. Despite the late consolation goal, SC Villa emerged victorious, capping off a dynamic display of skill and teamwork.

Ronald Sekiganda the day’s man of the match talked to this website;

“I’m thrilled to be fully fit and back in the team, especially after scoring my first goal this season. Despite missing big chances in the first half, we regrouped in the second half, securing maximum points that propel us forward in the upcoming games.”

Next up for Jogoos will be a trip to Mbarara on 23rd November 2023.

SC VILLA HOST ARUA HILL SC

On Thursday, November 9th, SC Villa will clash with Arua Hill SC at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, as part of matchday seven in the Startimes Uganda Premier League.

In their most recent four encounters, SC Villa has claimed two victories, while Arua Hill SC secured one win, with one match ending in a draw.

The upcoming match, however, comes with its fair share of challenges, as several players are dealing with injuries. Winger Rogers Kiwanuka is sidelined due to a knee injury, Center Back Ramathan Juma is also nursing a knee injury, whereas , Left Back Joseph Kafumbe is in the process of recovering from a muscle injury. 

On a brighter note, the rest of the squad is fit and available for selection. 

Towering defender Anorld Odong shared, “We’ve put in a lot of hard work in the past weeks. We know it won’t be an easy game as Arua Hill is a tough opponent, but we’ve checked all the boxes to ensure we come out on top and secure the maximum points to improve our league standings.”

The game is scheduled to kick off at 4 PM and will be broadcast live on Fufa TV. Tickets for the game are priced at 10,000 shillings for Ordinary entrance and 50,000 shillings for VIP access.

SC Villa Revives VMT Registration with Exclusive Database for 2023/24 Season

SC Villa has reopened the registration for their fans for the 2023/24 season through the Villa Members Trust (VMT). This revival was officially launched on November 8, with CEO William Nkemba, club PRO Asan Kasingye, and executive members Sarah Adong and Sam Mubiru in attendance.

CEO William Nkemba explained that the registration process had been temporarily halted, but it was now being revived with a specific purpose. The club wanted to establish an exclusive and independent database for SC Villa, free from third-party influence. They developed new software to achieve this goal and ensure they have full control over their membership data.

This decision was partly in response to concerns raised by members, particularly after disruptions during the previous presidential elections. Today’s revival of registration reflects the executive’s commitment to address those concerns and maintain full ownership of their database.

Membership fees remain at Ugx. 50,000 annually, and all registered members, including those who registered in June, will receive a membership card. Registration for November will take place at the club offices, with plans to expand the process nationwide.

“Nkemba also pledged to disclose the numbers of registered members from previous seasons since the initiation of the VMT.”

Breaking Barriers: Sarah Adong’s Vision for the Women Jogoos and the entire Jogoo family

In an effort to enhance the club’s appeal to women, the SC Villa President together with his Committee made a bold decision by appointing Sarah Adong as the representative for women’s ideas(Women reprentative) at the Club. This website had the opportunity to sit down with her for an exclusive one-on-one interview about the future of the women Jogoos and the potential impact on the club’s illustrious history.

Media Officer: Welcome, Sarah! We’re thrilled to have you on board. Can you share more about your background and what led you to this significant role with the club?

Sarah Adong: I have served this club before as the Spokeperson and also a member of the Congress, i hold an advanced diploma in Sports Management and administration from International Olympics Committee, above all I have been a fan of this club since childhood.
Certainly because I have a background in sports management and with deep passion for promoting women’s involvement in sports. I’ve worked with various organizations such as media and Civil society, Political offices with initiatives aimed at empowering women through sports. When the SC Villa President Haji Omar Mandela approached me to serve on his executive, I saw it as an incredible opportunity to combine my expertise with my passion and contribute to the growth of the women Jogoos and inspire many other women and people to join this club.

Media Officer: It’s clear you bring valuable experience to the table. How do you envision bridging the gender gap in the club and the community, and what long-term impact do you hope to achieve?

Sarah Adong: Bridging the gender gap is essential for us. We aim to establish mentorship programs, Community social responsibilities, youth academies, and training opportunities specifically geared towards female athletes and fans. By creating these pathways, we hope to not only improve the performance of the women’s Jogoos but also inspire young girls and boys in the community to pursue their dreams in sports. In the long run, I believe we can help change societal perceptions about women’s sports and create a more inclusive environment for everyone.

Media Officer: That’s a commendable vision. Could you elaborate on your plans for fan engagement and how the fans can actively contribute to this transformation?

Sarah Adong: Fan engagement is crucial. We plan to host events where fans can interact with our female athletes, get to know their stories, and form deeper connections with the team. We’ll also have regular feedback sessions to gather ideas and suggestions from our passionate fan base. Our supporters are a vital part of the club’s success, and their input will play a significant role in shaping the future of the women Jogoos.

Media Officer: It’s great to see this commitment to fan involvement. As we wrap up, can you give us a sneak peek into any upcoming events or initiatives that fans should look forward to?

Sarah Adong: Absolutely! We have some exciting events in the pipeline, including community outreach programs, youth clinics, and exclusive fan meet-and-greets with our female athletes. We’ll be unveiling these plans in the coming months, and we hope our fans will join us in making the women Jogoos stronger than ever. I therefore call upon women out there to support this gallant club.

Media Officer: That’s fantastic to hear. We’re looking forward to all the positive changes you’ll bring to the club. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your insights with us, and we wish you the best of luck in your new role.

Sarah Adong: Thank you, and I appreciate the support. It’s going to be an amazing journey, and I can’t wait to get started.
Let’s make the Jogoos shine!

From left up- Hajji Ssemanda Ssalim the VP Incharge of Mobilisation and fans, Khasim Nziraguhanga the General Secretary,  Hajji Omar Mandela the Club President,   Daniel Bakaki the senior Vice President,  Asan Kasingye Club Spokesperson, Isaac Walukagga Incharge of Legal affairs, 
From the right : Eng. William Nkemba the Club CEO,  Sarah Adong Excom member Incharge of women and general duties, Sam Mubiru Vice President Technical and Baker Mugaino Vice President Administration.
From left up- Hajji Ssemanda Ssalim the VP Incharge of Mobilisation and fans, Khasim Nziraguhanga the General Secretary, Hajji Omar Mandela the Club President, Daniel Bakaki the senior Vice President, Asan Kasingye Club Spokesperson, Isaac Walukagga Incharge of Legal affairs,
From the right : Eng. William Nkemba the Club CEO, Sarah Adong Excom member Incharge of women and general duties, Sam Mubiru Vice President Technical and Baker Mugaino Vice President Administration.

CLUB STATEMENT | ALI KAYONGO, GEOFFREY BUKOHORE HANDED MANAGERIAL ROLES AT THE CLUB

Today, Sports Club Villa has appointed Mr. Ali Kayongo as its Team Manager. He is a former player of the club who held its flag high during the 1990‘s as a midfielder having won the league during his first season at the club in 1994. He comes with lots of experience to share with the team.

‘’I am glad and humbled to be back at the club though in a different capacity, it is a task that I am ready to take on wholeheartedly and willing to do my best to help the club fill the trophy cabin.” – Mr. Ali Kayongo

Mr. Geoffrey Bukohore has also been appointed as the Sports Club Villa Team Coordinator. He is also a former Sports Club Villa defender who was part of the 1998 double-winning squad and subsequently emerged as a 1999 CECAFA finalist with the Club.

“It’s a great honour to be able to serve the club with which I’ve had great memories in this new capacity as Team Coordinator. I return to the Jogoo family with lots of enthusiasm and experience which I will share with everyone else at the club in order to reach our desired goals both short and long term” – Mr. Bukohore Geoffrey.

The duo was officially introduced by the CEO Mr. William Nkemba to the technical team and the players during the club training at Wankulukuku. They have recently completed FUFA’s organized Football Administration & Management course to add to their management skills. 

“At the end of last season, we had changes at the technical bench. We had a vacant position that needed to be filled – I Am happy that today as we head into a fresh season, we’ve managed to appoint a new team manager Mr. Ali Kayongo. We’ve also added a new position of a team coordinator appointing Mr. Geoffrey Bukohore to fill the former. We welcome them to the management sector of the Club and hope to work hand in hand to see us reach greatness.” CEO Mr. William Nkemba

This appointment comes at a time when the Jogoos are preparing for the 2023/2024 Uganda Premier League season on September 15, 2023.

Everyone at the club welcomes the duo to this new adventure.