By: Gladys Zawedde
Three second half goals saw SC Villa cruise past Masavu with a convincing victory at Bugonga Fisheries to maintain their status at the top of the table.
The game started off at a high tempo with SC Villa making their intentions known and by the 18th minute Godfrey Lwesibawa almost put SC Villa in the lead but inexplicably, he failed to put the ball at the back of the net with Ali Kigundu already beaten.
Two minutes later Ddumba Sadala broke through but his effort went to waste as he shot in the wilderness.
In the 30th minute, Martin Kizza’s industry saw him beat defenders Ibrahim Pengere and Sulaiman Ochero and the woodwork came to Masavu’s rescue to see the first half end level.
The second half saw Masavu return with a motive of fighting for at least a point but his plans were scuppered by the injury of marksman and skipper Abraham Ndugwa who was replaced by Dumba Sadala in the 57th minute.
Villa skipper Bernard Muwanga broke the deadlock through a beautiful header off a well delivered corner by Martin Kizza in the 70th minute.
Fifteen minutes later Abel Eturude doubled the lead when drove from almost the arc of the centre beating a host of Masavu players to cap his impressive display With a goal.
Substitute Yubu Bogere sealed it off in the 80th minute through another superb header.
Villa coach Wasswa Bbosa expressed his contentment in his squad’s display and strength in depth. He said,
“I am delighted with the way we have expressed our selves today and I am glad that we have a big squad that compliment each other well, my substitutes are as good as those that star the game and we hope to build on that. “
He however showed some negative concern about the CECAFA break that is bound to disrupt his team’s rhythm. He added,
” Usually when the league is off we are usually disorganised which affects the level of fitness of our players. But we are going to talk about it and see that we don’t rest for quite long.”
SC Villa is remains at the summit with 28 points as Masavu FC sits in the relegation zone with 11 points in the 15th position.
Ali Kiggundu (GK), Ibrahim Pengere, Sande Mukiibi, Brian Nsubuga, Sulaiman Ochero, Sulaiman Mutah, Charles Wamala, Charles Odeke, Ivan Lubaale, Abraham Ndugwa (C), Ddumba Sadala.
Hussein Mulawa (GK), Veron Ddamba, Jonathan Katende, Lawrence Bakilanze, Philly Lutaaya, Peter Lomolo, Robert Ssentongo Junior.
Samson Kirya (GK), Musa Mukasa Henry Katongole, Bernard Muwanga (C), John Adriko, Abel Eturude, Nicholas Kasozi, Allan Kyambadde, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Martin Kizza ,George Ssenkaba.
Samuel Kivumbi, Simon Sserunkuma, Dudu Ramathan, Yubu Bogere, Tabu Vitalis, Ambrose Kirya, Joseph Nsubuga