• August 15, 2020

Villa’s Edward Kaziba: League End Denied Us KCCA Revenge

 Villa’s Edward Kaziba: League End Denied Us KCCA Revenge

Villa coach Edward Kaziba wanted to revenge against KCCA. Monitor photo

SC Villa coach Edward Kaziba has said that ending the league denied his side revenge for their first round beating by KCCA FC.

FUFA decided to end the 2019/20 league season prematurely due to Covid19 pandemic.

“Yes I was disappointed that the league ended when we had five matches to play,” Kaziba told this website.

He continued: “..and given the fact that we had to play KCCA FC who beat us badly in the fast round, it was bad that we didn’t play them again.”

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KCCA (yellow) beat Villa at Lugogo. Courtesy

Villa lost five league games in the 2019/20 season including a 4-1 loss to KCCA at Lugogo.

Amir Kakomo scored for the visiting Jogoos but his effort was just a consolation after Joseph Kafumbe, Erisa Ssekisambu, Mustafa Kizza and Allan Okello had put the game beyond reach.

Villa (16 titles) and KCCA (13) are the two most successful clubs in the league but the Lugogo based side has won recent meetings.

Villa’s last win against KCCA was in 2017 at Masaka recreation ground, with Martin Kizza coming off the bench to score a late winner after Timothy Awany had canceled Allan Kyambadde’s opener.

That win, came after Villa had gone five years without beating KCCA!

This concluded season, Villa finished third behind KCCA and champions Vipers.

With 46 points after 25 games, the tally was a big achievement for a sleeping giant who spent the whole 2018/19 season fighting relegation.

They were reports that the club had spent about five months without paying players.

“We performed fairly well given the challenges we had, I give the team 62%,” added the gaffer who signed a two-year contract before the start of the season.

“We need to improve on our striking line mostly.”

Villa scored 33 goals, only KCCA (42) and Vipers (38) bagged in more. They were supposed to host KCCA on May 5.

Brian Kawalya

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