By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
First half goals from George Senkaba and Godfrey Lwesibawa ensured SC Villa defeats Bright stars 2-0 at Wankulukuku to book the last berth of the Uganda Cup round of 16 stage.
George Senkaba drew first blood in the 17th minute when tapped in from close range to beat Benson Wagima who had initially saved a shot from Martin Kizza.
20 minutes later, Godfrey Lwesibawa stretched Villa’s lead with a strike from 10 yards finishing off from a goal mouth scramble from a John Adriko long free kick.
Paul kiwanuka, the Bright Stars coach reiterated quickly by withdrawing Jungu Methodius replacing him with John Opejo Kokas in the 42rd minute.
He then made another substitution at the start of the second half bringing on Moses Okot for Yusuf Bagoth to add more firepower in the offensive department.
Okot’s presence lasted for only 17 minutes as he was shown matching orders after elbowing SC Villa’s Isa Lumu in an aerial duel from a corner kick.
Wasswa Bbosa the SC Villa coach made changes bringing on Abel Eturude, Isa Lumu and Alex Kitata for Bernard Muwanga, George Senkaba and Allan Kyambadde.
Bright stars also brought on Joshua Kawadwa for Farouk Banga.
Martin Kizza and Alex Kitata came close to making it 3-0 later in the game but were both unsuccessful with the former’s effort missing the goal by a whisker.
Bright Stars will play against Masavu in their next fixture in 2 days time while Villa will travel to Arua to take on Ondupakara on Saturday 10th March.
SC Villa now become the 16th and final team to progress to the next round. Others include; Vipers SC, UPDF FC, Kansai Plascon, Kitara FC, Soana, Seeta United, Mbarara City, KCCA FC, Synergy FC, Kira United, Ndejje University, Proline FC, KJT FC, Busula SC and BUL FC.
Line ups used
Samson Kirya, Joseph Nsubuga, John Adriko, Henry Katongole, Benard Muwanga, Nicholas Kasozi, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Mahad Kakooza, George Senkaba, Allan Kyambadde, Martin Kiiza
Yusuf Wasswa, Musa Mukasa, Isa Lumu, Abel Eturude, Yubu Bogere, Ambrose Kirya, Alex Kitata
Benson Wagima, Farouk Banga, Jimmy Katimbo, Enock Walusimbi, Faruok Katongole, Jimmy Kakooza, Jungu Methodius, Yusuf Bagoth, Nelson Senkatuka, Brian Enzama, Sheif Batte
Jimmy Kanakulya, John Opejo Kokas, Sulaiman Ssebunza, Henry Kiwanuka, Joshua Kawadwa, Innocent Asiimwe, Moses Okot