Friday October 29th, 2021
*SC Villa 1-0 Police FC
*URA FC 3-1 UPDF
*Mbarara City 2-1 Arua Hill
*Gaddafi 1-0 Bright Stars
Uganda Premier League record holders SC Villa got off to a winning start into the new season following their 1-0 victory over troubled Police FC at the Kavumba Recreation ground on Friday.
Second half substitute Sadam Masereka scored the all important goal of the game in the closing minutes of the game to hand the Jogoos all the three points on the evening.
It was Villa’s first game of the season, who were initially excluded from the UPL Fixture due to license issues thus missing the opening three league games.
Villa new greek Coach Petros Koukouras handed four of the new signings their debut at the club, one of which later turned out to be the man of the match.
The four said players included defender Kenneth Ssemakula, Ali Bayo, Joseph Kafumbe and forward Oscar Mawa.
The first half saw a limited chances as both teams tried to settle in the game and there was literally nothing to write home about.
Later on in the second, the Visitors had a goal disallowed after Muwada Mawejje was judged to be offside.
As the game seemed to be heading for a stalemate, second half substitute Masereka broke the deadlock with only seven minutes left on the clock to see his side bag all the three points on the day.
There on, Villa held on and defended tirelessly till the final whistle and it was all wild celebrations from the Villa fans who had come to cheer their side in the first game of the season.
It is a perfect Start to greek Coach Petros Koukouras who is guiding a youthful Villa side that is filled with a lot of exciting talent this season.
For Abdallah Mubiru’s charges, their woes continue as they suffer a fourth consecutive loss of the new season.
What Next For Both Teams – Police FC will host Express FC on Tuesday November 2nd at Lugogo while SC Villa welcome Wakiso Giants at Kavumba the following day.
SC VIlla XI – Meddie Kibirige (GK), Fred Agandu, Joseph Kafumbe, Kenneth Ssemakula, Gavin Kizito, Amir Kakomo, Ali Bayo, Salim Abdallah, Goffin Oyirwoth, Oscar Mawa, Isaac Ogwang.
Substitutes – Martin Ssenkooto, Benson Muhindo, Sadam Masereka, Nicholas Kabonge, Gift Fred, Iddi Abdul Wahid.
Police FC XI – Abdul Kimera (GK), Muhamud Hassan, Yusuf Ssozi, Ruben Kimera, Samuel Kayongo, Misi Diego, Eric Ssenjobe, Juma Balinya, Tonny Kiwalaze, Mubaraka Nsubuga, Brian Mululi.
Substitutes – Ikara Tom, Joseph Ssentume, Herman Waasswa, Muwadda Mawejje, Emmanuel Mugume, Eddie Kapampa, Isaac Kiberu.
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