Meticulous SC Villa end Vipers’ 34 match unbeaten run with a convincing 3-1 victory

ERIAS KAYONDO

Former Vipers forwards Pius Wangi and Joseph Semujju returned to the St Mary’s to haunt their former paymasters and ultimately broke their 34 match unbeaten run. Youngster Charles Lwanga opened the floodgates for SC Villa.

As early as the 8th minute, SC Villa was already counting on Charles Lwanga’s goal who capitalized on a Pius Wangi superb assist that saw him beat Fabien Mutombora in goal to tap into an empty net.

Pius Wangi added more trouble for his former side as he headed home 8 minutes later to send the Jogoo faithfuls into unlimited jubilation.

Another Vipers old boy and Villa skipper Ashraf Mandela made a long cross from the right wing to meet Charles Lwanga in the goal area but his connection wasn’t strong enough and Mutombora simply collected it in the 20th minute.

The lively Tito Okello pulled one back for Vipers to give them a much deserved life line heading into the regulatory break.

Enter second period, Villa tactician made an immediate substitute by bringing on another Kitende old boy Joseph Ssemujju to replace Pius Wangi.

The change paid immediate dividends as Ssemujju headed home off a perfectly weighed free-kick from Emmanuel Kalyowa to cause more misery for the Kitende fans.

Despite the changes made by coach Ouma to bring on experienced Hamis Kiiza and Abraham Nduggwa, there was hardly any impact created.

The win now lifts Villa back to the 12th position with 18 points while Vipers remain second on the 16 team log with 37 points.

The next fixtures will see Vipers SC visit Tooro United while SC Villa will host Paidha Black Angels on 12th, Feb, 2019.