SC Villa managed to win away to Onduparaka. Courtesy photo
Monday, November 18
*Onduparaka FC 1-3 SC Villa
SC Villa defied odds and extended their strong form with a 3-1 win against Onduparaka FC in a StarTimes UPL game played at Greenlight Stadium, Arua.
Emmanuel Kalyowa and Faisal Muwawu gave the Jogoos an halftime lead before Julius Malingumu gave Onduparaka lifeline in the 66th minute.
Substitute Fahad Badiro benefited from Dudu Ramathan’s poor back pass to slot the third for Villa at the death.
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Villa third on the log, have collected 27 points after 14 games and will face defending champions KCCA on November 29 at Lugogo.
Onduparaka FC who suffered their sixth loss this season, end their regular season on a low and are fourth with 23 points.
Villa got off to a strong start when they were two up under 13 minutes; Derrick Ndahiro’s cross caught Onduparaka’s defence flat-footed for Kalyowa to head for the opener in the sixth minute.
Muwawu was at the end of Ibrahim Kibumba’s delivery to tap in from close range as the record league winners doubled their advantage.
Malingumu pulled one back to halve the deficit for the Carterpillars off Joel Jangeyambe’s assist with still 24 minute on the clock.
Villa put the game beyond Onduparaka’s reach when the home defender Dudu had regained possession from Ambrose Kirya’s misplaced forward pass – Dudu’s weak back pass to goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa was intercepted by Badiro who booted into the net for the final nail.
The visitors also had Kalyowa put through on goal by a long ball over the top but his attempt to loop the keeper was blocked.
Onduparaka lacked intensity but had a fair share of chances: Malingumu headed an inch wide at the far post off Rajab Kakooza’s cross before the latter fired wide from close range after a neat low pass inside the box.
Captain Wahab Gadafi had his freekick finger tipped over the crossbar by Saidi Keni.
The loss, is the fifth for Onduparaka since joining top flight.
Onduparaka’s other four losses in the league at Greenlight Stadium:
March 10, 2018
Onduparaka 0-1 Villa
October 19, 2018
Onduparaka 0-2 KCCA
April 5, 2019
Onduparaka 0-2 Tooro
October 8, 2019
Onduparaka 1-2 URA
Onduparaka FC – Wasswa Yusuf, Rogers Okumu, Dudu Ramadhan, Muhammad Rashid, Ayiko Richard, Faizul Ibrahim, Wahab Gadafi, Kakooza Rajab, Tabu Vitalis, Malish Jamal, Malingumu Julius
Substitutes – Baker Yunus, Gasper Adriko, Andama Denis, Gibson Adinho, Joel Jangeyambe, Abdul Lukwata, Adinan Bashir.
SC Villa XI – Saidi Keni, Kigumba Ibrahim, Ndahiro Derrick, Moses Kigundu, Halishe Asuman, Mukisa Lincoln, Owori David, Kalyowa Emmanuel, Kirya Ambroos, Muwawu Faizul, Kabonge Nicholas
Substitutes – Kivumbi Sam, Nsubuga Brian Charles Lwanga, Mugisa Albert, Badiro Fahad, Muhindo Benson, Kakooza Hood