SC Villa woes continue as KCCA go top

DAVID GOMBEĀ 

KCCA FC edged SC Villa in a 5 goal thriller at Mandela National Stadium Namboole. Substitute Jackson Nunda snatched the winner for Mike Mutebi’s charges.

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The 3-2 win over Villa saw KCCA FC climb to the summit of the Uganda Premier league with 15 points while Villa stay in the relegation zone and winless this season.

SC Villa starting XI

Villa handed debuts to Pius Wangi, Ashiraf Mandela and Shafik Bakaki after being finally released by Vipers yesterday evening.

Basena’s charges looked firmly on course for their first win of the season after storming into an early lead in the 14th minute courtesy of a Albert Mugisa long range shot that left custodian Charles Lukwago helpless.

KCCA FC XI

Three minutes later, Julius Poloto restored parity powering home a header off a skipper Timothy Awanyi sensational cross.

In the 32nd minute, Manco Kaweesa turned villain when he scored into his own net to give KCCA FC a 2-1 lead.

Moments later Sulaiman Mutyaba had a golden opportunity that could have extended KCCA FC lead with only the goal at his disposal but fired wide.

Bashir Mutanda made sure the record champions take a share of spoils at halftime thumping home his fourth goal of the season.

Two minutes after recess, Mike Mutebi introduced on Patrick Kaddu for Sulaiman Mutyaba and in the 58th match winner Jackson Nunda replaced Lawrence Bukenya.

At an hour mark, Nunda headed home perfectly with his first touch just moments after being introduced on, his goal was enough to seal victory for the Lugogo outfit.

Villa introduced on veteran midfielder Mike Sserumaga for Joseph Ssemujju and captain Ambrose Kirya was also withdrawn for Edgar Luzige.

KCCA FC also made their last change with only three minutes to normal time as Mustafa Kizza paved way for Mawejje Muwadda.

Filbert Obenchan and Charles Lukwago were booked on the visitors side while Albert Mugisa was the only player cautioned on the hosts side.

SC Villa next travel to Tooro United on 21st November while KCCA FC will host Nyamityobora on 20th November.

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