Benson Muhindo came on as a second half substitute to inspire SC Villa’s 2-1 comeback win over Bright Stars on Friday evening at Mandela National Stadium.
Muhindo replaced Yayo Lutimba early in the second period when Villa was trailing to an early Jamil Kalisa goal to score one and set up the other.
Kalisa gave the visitors the lead in the 17th minute with a calm finish. Bright Stars who came into the contest on five game unbeaten run held out until Emmanuel Wasswa headed perfectly a Muhindo quality cross after the hour mark.
In the 74th minute, Muhindo rose highest to score the second for the 16 time Ugandan champions with a powerful header.
Before Villa rallied back, Wasswa and Ambrose Kirya both were guilty for missing several scoring opportunities.
Villa remain third on the log with 43 points and will next visit Tooro United on March 7 in Fort Portal.
Bright Stars remain on 29 points and will next host Mbarara City FC on Wednesday, March 4.