Sunday, April 18
*KCCA 1-0 SC Villa
Striker Charles Lwanga scored the all important goal as KCCA FC managed to overcome SC Villa in a Startimes Uganda Premier League game at Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.
Lwanga, formerly at SC Villa, replaced Sam Ssenyonjo and left as the day’s hero.
He dribbled a short distance forward before launching a superb right-footed strike beyond Said Keni’s reach in the 75th minute.
KCCA FC were dominant on the day and were almost made to rue missed chances as Villa proved resolute on the day.
The victory sees KCCA leapfrog Police FC in fourth with 33 points, nine below joint leaders Vipers and URA FC while Express are third with 37.
SC Villa who suffered their fifth loss of the season, remain sixth with 29 points.
Lwanga Pays Back Villa, But In Different Currency
Lwanga left SC Villa with a bitter test, after FUFA Appeals Committee the side SC Villa to release the striker and settle his seven-month unpaid salary, last year.
He had demanded a release after an alleged breach of contract by the club, and demanded a total of Ush3.5M.
Unlike other players who pose static after scoring against their former teams, Lwanga chose to celebrate with joy.
He wheeled away in celebration towards the corner with teammate Sadat Anaku and later turned to join the KCCA FC coaching staff on the touchline.
“I have no problem scoring today against SC Villa,” Lwanga said after the 1-0 win at Lugogo. “Many Villa people talked a lot and called me a thief when I left, and I am happy to have scored today.”
Lwanga’s strike takes him to nine goals, as he becomes the club’s leading goalscorer this season.
KCCA had a chance to open scores in the first half when defender Filbert Obenchan ran at the far post to meet Herbert Achai’s freekick but his header rattled the side net.
Hassan Jurua teed up Ssenyonjo but the striker sliced wide a keeper to beat chance.
Substitute Samson Kigozi beat Villa defender Gavin Kizito with pace but his delivery was lacking as Villa cleared away from danger.
Saidi Keni denied Anaku after a neat build up that involved Bright Anukani as KCCA upped the tempo as the second half progressed.
SC Villa’s Hard Work Goes Down The Drain
SC Villa were hard done by that late lapse in concentration after proving resolute throughout.
Despite being the second best from onset, Villa were admirably industrious thanks to a compact midfield.
They even looked a threat every time they crossed the centre circle, causing the side all sorts of problems.
Nicholas Kabonge shot just wide after receiving from an Emmanuel Wasswa back heel inside the box.
KCCA FC goalkeeper Charles Lukwago denied Villa twice; he kept out Francis Olaki effort for corner and was outstanding to stop a ferocious shot from Abdallah Salim towards the 90th minute mark.
Its another frustrating result for Villa after drawing at home against SC Villa but the performances from both games will surely give coach Edward Kaziba hope going into the next games.
What Next For Both Sides; KCCA FC have back-to-back trips against Mbarara on April 21 and Onduparaka on April 24 while SC Villa return to Bombo Military Barracks ground where they will host second placed URA FC of Sam Ssimbwa in another epic clash.
KCCA FC – Charles Lukwago(Gk), Herbert Achai, Peter Magambo, Ramathan Musa, Fillbert Obenchan, Denis Iguma, Bright Anukani, Hassan Jurua, Sadat Anaku, Samuel Senyonjo, Julius Poloto.
SC Villa – Said Keni (Gk), Fred Agandu, Gavin Kizito, Geoffrey Wasswa, Derrick Ndahiro, Amir Kakomo, Emmanuel Wasswa, Nicholas Kabonge,Ronald Ssekiganda, Muhammod Kagawa, Ronald Olaki
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