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UPL: Lacklustre Villa Fall To Newcomers Kyetume In Opener

Featured Image: Action between SC Villa and Kyetume FC (red) at Namboole. Sanyuka

Thursday, August 29
*Kyetume FC 1-0 SC Villa

SC Villa were blunt and dull as succumbed to newcomers Kyetume FC in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League opener.

Kyetume FC won 1-0 in a league thriller played under floodlights at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

Cephas Kambugu bundled home in the 20th minute when his shot beat Said Keni at near post after a good delivery from Patrick Ochan.

Villa dominated the game towards the end but failed to get a cutting edge even with the introduction of Charles Lwanga and Ronald Magwali in the second half.

New captain Alishe Asuman had his header cleared off the line by Jonathan Dante Mugabi, Ambrose Kirya shot over the bar while Lwanga had his drive pushed out by Joel Mutakubwa.

Edward Kaziba’s charges will host Mbarara City on Matchday two on Wednesday, September 4th at Namboole while Kyetume FC visits Maroons at Luzira Prisons on Tuesday.

Cephas Kambugu scored the first goal of the 2019/20 UPL season. Sanyuka

Kyetume FC Sends Early Warning

Prior to the season, Kyetume FC were front runners to be relegated this 2019/20 season.

However, if we are to go with their performance against Villa, the side will not be a walkover.

Coached by George Best Nsimbe and David Mutono, the new comers showed no nerves facing the record winners on their first attempt.

A commendable crowd on their first day is one of the positives for the Mukono based side.

Kyetume FC missed some of their new additions like Sam Ssenkoomi, Dan Birikwalira, Sheif Batte, Baker Buyala and Noel Nasasira among others.

A centre back pairing of Jonathan Mugabi and Benon Tahomera was solid and the duo managed to keep Bashir Mutanda and his co silent.

Vicent Kayizzi, Patrick Ochan, Isaac Kirabira, Robert Ssentongo and Patrick Ochan led the way with experience as Kyetume defied odds.

Teams Used
Kyetume FC
Joel Mutakubwa(GK), Julius Ntambi, Samson Mutyaba, Benon Tahomers, Jonathan Mugabi, Isaac Kirabira, Deo Iseijja, Vincent Kayizzi(C), Patrick Ochan, Robert Sentongo, Cephas Kambugu

Subs
Salim Sowedi, Julius Lule, Steven Sande

Sc Villa
Saidi Keni(GK), David Owori, Asuman Harishe(C), Moses Kiggundu, Amir Kakomo, Ambrose Kirya, Dennis Kamanzi, Bashir Mutanda, Emma Kalyowa, Benson Muhindo

Subs
Magwali Ronald, Charles Lwanga, Lincoln Mukisa, Emma Wasswa

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