By: Daniel Nsubuga
It required a magical moment and a piece of sheer brilliance from young prodigy Allan Okello to break a resilient SC Villa in the top of the table clash.
SC Villa began the game on the front foot, making numerous attacks but most of their early chances were put to waste.
Allan Kyambadde, George Senkaba and Godfrey Lwesibawa failed to get the ball past KCCA’s man of the match Charles Lukwago.
The first period broke off with both teams level on terms but SC Villa were the dominant force altogether.
Enter the second period, Mike Mutebi tossed a special dice that changed the tide of the game by introducing Allan Okello for Jackson Nunda in the 46th minute.
Okello teamed up all well with Shaban Muhammad, Paul Mucureezi and Saddam Juma and he almost found the breaker with a delightful shot but Samson Kirya stood tall to punch the ball over the bar.
Moments later, that man Okello was it again when he was released by Saddam Juma, his shot this time beat Kirya but it could not beat the cross bar in the 79th minute.
SC Villa reacted well and they showed some urgency in attack, Simon Serunkuuma who had earlier on come on for Ambrose Kirya added more fluidity but no tangible result was yielded.
SC Villa’s best chance fell to Allan Kyambadde when he perfectly controlled an in swinging cross from Simon Sserunkuma, his resultant effort however was miraculously saved by Charles Lukwago to keep KCCA in the game.
SC Villa were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge in the 85th minute when Henry Katongole committed a foul on Mohammed Shaban near the edge of the box.
Allan Okello stood up confidently and took over responsibility, the youngster struck a low shot that beat SC Villa’s wall and ultimately passed Kirya to send the Lugogo faithful into a frenzy.
SC Villa were unable to provide any answers to the heartbreak and they are now only a point above KCCA FC and Vipers