Allan Kyambadde celebrates his goal that sealed the win
By: Danito Nsubuga
The 2-0 score can tell only half the story but SC Villa made a huge statement of intent as far as the title run in is concerned.
Even when things looked not to be going their way, they managed to scrape through and attained a huge victory that see them stretch their lead at the top to 4 points above Vipers SC and 5 above KCCA FC
Their “go to man” Martin Kizza was again to be called upon to find the goods, he pounced on a loose ball in the box dropped in by Allan Kyambadde that Soana defenders failed to deal with, Kizza simply struck it hard and it got passed Joel Mutakubwa handing the Jogoos a lucky lead.
Martin Kizza struck in the 3rs minute to give SC Villa the lead
Soana put the early scare at the back of their minds, Steven Ategeka found himself unmarked in 10 yards and he headed home a well timed header but Samson Kirya was found alert to stop it.
The biggest turning point of the match came towards the end of the first period when Allan Kayiwa was brought down by Henry Katongole in the penalty area and the referee did not hesitate to hand him a penalty.
Kirya performed his heroics again by stopping the ball with his feet, Steven Ategeka failed to score from the rebound.
This incident did not go down well with Villa Coach Wasswa Bbosa that he was forced to express his anger to the referee when he called the half time whistle, the situation was easily managed and the teams proceeded go their dressing rooms.
SC Villa were forced into a substitution after Geoffrey Lwesibawa got injured from a 50/50 challenge against John Muwanguzi. He was replaced by Yaya Mahad Kakooza.
Muwada Mawejje was a thorn is SC Villa’s skin all day
John Adriko also failed to finish the game with a knock and he was replaced by Dudu Ramathan , Yubu Bogere had earlier come on for George Senkaaba.
Alex Isabirye tried to chase the game as time ran down, he introduced Baker Buyala for Muwada Mawejje but the former did little harm compared to the damage caused by Muwadda against Adriko.
78 minutes played, with the pressure mounting on SC Villa, Allan Kyambadde received the ball from Martin Kizza, drove it past Mike Kawooya and fired home a thunderbolt with his left foot that Joel Mutakubwa couldn’t get hold of and finally game over.
SC Villa are now on 46 points with 8 games left to play. They will host Police FC on the 11th of April whereas Soana remain 10th on 27 points and they will visit Bright Stars on the same date.