By: Danito Nsubuga
Godfrey Lwesibawa’s early strike has put paid to Onduparaka’s unbeaten home record of close to 9 years. This is SC Villa’s only 3rd away victory this season, the previous two being BUL FC and Masavu FC.
The caterpillars had never lost a game of football at home since 2013 when they were in the regional league, through to the big league and finally to the Uganda premier league. Their record ends at 24 games.
It was a tense game right from the onset and SC Villa got an early breakthrough thanks to a Godfrey Lwesibawa 8th minute strike.
Onduparaka woke up from their slumber and they started to make restless attacks but Villa stood strong in defence to block any damage.
Returning for the second half, Onduparaka introduced on the young and skillful Ezra Bida Karim Ndugwa to ask more questions to the uncomfortable Villa defence. Vienney Sekajugo also made way for Yafesi Mubiru.
Wasswa Bbosa responded by introducing on Abel Eturude for the crafty Allan Kyambadde to improve on their possession in midfield.
Mahad Yaya Kakooza who a relatively good game also made way for Dudu Ramathan.
Onduparaka resorted to a more direct approach as the clock ticked down, throwing long balls to the Villa defence in search of an equaliser to save their unbeaten record but Villa put up a steady resistance.
In the dying minutes of the game, Wasswa Bbosa introduced Yubu Bogere for George Senkaba in a bid to kill off some minutes and his strategy paid off as the referee called the GA me to full time
SC Villa becomes the first team to hit the 40 point mark and ultimately extent their grip on the top of the league, they will next in line host relegation strugglers Masavu on the 14th of March 2018.
Onduparaka remain on 29 points and in 6th despite the loss since URA FC lost to SOANA at Kavumba. They will visit UPDF on the 13th of March at Bombo.
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