SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Onduparaka 2-1 SC Villa
Onduparaka recorded their first ever league double over SC Villa after edging the record champions 2-1 at the Green light stadium in Arua.
First half goals from Gaddafi Gadinho and veteran striker Ceaser Samson Okhuti ensured the West Nile club beat the Jogoos home and away this season.
Gadinho fired the caterpillars in the lead as early as 33 seconds into the game after combining well with Okhuti. Gadinho’s strike also became the fastest goal this season thus far.
The goal scorer however agonizingly limped off seven minutes later and was subsequently replaced by Solomon Okwalinga.
Defender Hassan Muhamood could have doubled the lead 25 minutes later but his free kick effort missed target by inches.
Five minutes to the halftime break, Referee Shamira Nabadda awarded the home side a penalty after Viane Sekajugo was brought down in the box, a decision that was bitterly contested by the SC Villa players.
Okhuti stepped up and flawlessly converted from 12 yards to double Onduparaka’s lead.
Onduparaka goalkeeper Yunus Baker who was making his first appearance this season, stood up on the occasions and denied SC Villa a lifeline.
Baker’s most notable save was denying striker Ronald Magwali with his foot after Bashir Mutanda beating the Ondu defense in the 73rd minute.
11 minutes to normal time, Magwali finally beat Baker who was seemingly destined for a clean sheet, with a strike from outside the box.
However, Magwali’s goal only turned out to be a mere consolation at the full time whistle.
SC Villa remain 13th on the table with 23 points while Onduparaka moved to the 5th position dislodging BUL with 37 points.
Douglas Bamweyana and his troops will seek solace in their next game that comes up next Wednesday 3rd April against Mbarara City at Namboole.
Onduparaka will host Tooro United on Friday 5th April in their subsequent league game.
Baker, Okot, Okocha, Hassan, Ayiko, Agaba, Eturude, Kagaba, Gadaffi, Sekajugo, Okhuti
Anyama, Busobozi, Agandu, Bida, Malish, Okwalinga, Faizul
SC Villa XI;
Keni, Bakaki, Harishe, Ndahiro, Mandela, Owori, Majanjalo, Kalyowa, Wangi, Magwali, Mutanda
Wasswa, Mugisa, Kiggundu, Kirya, Mukisa, Semujju, Muhindo