By: Danito Nsubuga
It had to be him for Villa’s rescue when things looked out of hand for them against a stubborn Police side that dominated play right from the onset.
Villa were pegged to play on the back foot with Police making the most of the game, with Muwanga, Katongole and Samson Kirya making desperate clearance for most of the first period.
On return for the 2nd period, Villa made introduced striker Yubu Bogere for Ambrose Kirya in a bid to add on more fire power.
Before they settled, Martin Kizza collected a ball in a tight angle close to the right corner 30yards to goal and he launched it towards Devis Mutebi. The Police custodian picked it out of his goal moments later as Kirya was celebrating his 9th goal of the season.
Abel Etrude was introduced for George Senkaba in the 65th minute and later on Martin Kizza made way for the returning Vitalis Tabu in the 82nd minute.
Villa’s win was however marred by the controversial sending off of Police’s Ibrahim Kibumba when referee Turu Muzamir red carded him in mind that he was already on a booking.
The victory sees SC Villa strengthen their grip on the top with 46 points and Police FC remain 6th on 32 points.
SC Villa will host title challengers Vipers on Tuesday 17th, whereas Police will visit Proline FC on the same day.
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