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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.

Match Preview: SC Villa visit Maroons FC

It will be an intriguing showdown as SC Villa locks horns with Maroons FC on matchday two in the startimes Uganda Premier league.The stage is set, and football fans can expect an electrifying encounter between these two teams.

#TheJogoos will be determined to bounce back from a disappointing start to the season. They’ll be looking to make a statement in this match by showcasing their attacking prowess and tightening up their defense. Expect a spirited performance from SC Villa as they aim to earn their first points of the 2023/24 campaign.

Maroons FC on the other hand will be looking to maintain their good start of the season after beating Wakiso Giants away from home.

Match Stats
Maroons FC has secured 1 victory in their past meetings with SC Villa, indicating a successful outcome in one of their matches. On the other hand, SC Villa has emerged victorious in 2 of the games, showcasing their dominance in those instances.

Umar Lutalo

Additionally, the fact that there have been 2 draws between these two teams highlights the competitive nature of their encounters, where neither side managed to secure a win, resulting in a shared outcome.

While talking to this website, the gaffer said;

“We’ve had an intense preparation period leading up to tomorrow’s match. Our strategy remains focused on our strengths – a balanced attack, solid defense, and disciplined teamwork. We’ve worked on our style and are ready to adapt as needed during the game.”

Duasan

“Injuries are part of the game, and we’ve had our fair share. However, we’ve got a deep squad, and we’ve made the necessary adjustments. Some players have recovered, and we’ll make decisions on the starting lineup closer to kickoff. We’re confident in the abilities of all our players.” Coach Dusan when asked about the injuries within the team.

“Finally, To our fans, we appreciate your unwavering support. We share your high expectations, and we’re dedicated to making this season a memorable one. Your energy and passion drive us to excel. We’ll give our best on the field to make you proud. Thank you for being the 12th player on our team.”

Team News

Good news to hear as left back Umar Lutalo and midfielders Sekiganda and Jonah Kakande are back to full fitness. This is positive news for the team. Additionally, center back Masembe’s return to training is a promising sign, although he will still need to pass a final fitness test.

However, it’s unfortunate that forward Charles Lwanga is sidelined with an ankle injury, and Kafumbe is still in the recovery process.

The game will kick off at 3pm and will be on live broadcast.

SC VILLA SIGN ELVIS NGONDE

Elvis Ngonde

Midfielder Elvis Ngonde has joined the Jogoos on a three year contract as a free agent from Gaddafi fc.

The talented defensive midfielder started his career from Busoga junior team before earning a promotion to the senior team in 2021 Later joining Gadaffi FC for a year UpTo the end of 2022/23/season.

The youngster has also featured for St Mary’s SS Kitende in USSA Football competitions and Uganda Cubs (National Boys U17).

ELVIS NGONDE

” I am happy joining the Jogoos for the next three years. I’ve been welcomed by everyone at the team and settled in well.SC Villa is a club that bases it’s roots on history and I can only perform to my best to be part of it(History). I just can’t wait to see my self putting on the Jogoo jersey when the season begins.”

The Jogoos will kickoff their 2023/24 season on Friday 15th September at home against promoted side Kitara FC.

Everyone at the club welcomes Elvis and wish him the best of the season to come.