Uganda Premier League
SC Villa 2-0 Wakiso Giants FC
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
NAMBOOLE – SC Villa continued their fine start to the season with a 2-0 win against Wakiso Giants on Wednesday night.
After a goalless first half, Amir Kakomo and David Owori scored in the second period to ensure victory for the record league champions.
This is Villa’s 4th victory of the season and it sees them move up to second on the log with 15 points, one behind leaders BUL FC.
It was a slow start for the Jogoos as they struggled to create chances.
Faizo Muwawu had a shot blocked by Derrick Emukule and out for just a corner at the stroke of half time.
After the break, Villa looked like a rejuvenated side as they took the game to Wakiso.
Owori shot over after he was put through on goal by Kakomo’s deflected shot.
Kakomo then took matters in his own hand as he blasted in the opener on 54 minutes after he was set up by Nicholas Kabonge.
The second came 14 minutes from time with Owori lashing onto a lofted pass before dinking the ball over Emukule and into the back of the net.
Wakiso not good enough on the day
Wakiso Giants came into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory at home to Mbarara City FC in their last game and looked good value for at least a draw, in the early exchanges as they took the game to the home side.
Viane Sekajugo was brought down outside the area by Keni and the custodian was lucky to march away with just a booking.
Moments after conceding the first goal, Fahad Kawooya thought he had levelled matters after bundling in a lose ball from a Krizestom Ntambi free kick but the effort was ruled out for offside.
Keni was equal to all that Wakiso threw at him and tipped over a Ibrahim Kiyemba cross turned into shot, midway into the second half.
Wakiso ended the match with 10 men after Kawooya was shown a second yellow card following an altercation with Ambrose Kirya.
The Purple Sharks have now lost 4 of their first 8 games and drop to 7th on the log with 10 points.
In their next fixtures, Wakiso will be at home to Proline FC while SC Villa are away to Maroons FC.
How both teams started
Saidi Keni (GK), Ibrahim Kibumba, Derrick Ndahiro, Gavin Kizito, Asuman Harishe, Amir Kakomo, David Owori, Faizo Muwawu, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Ambrose Kirya, Nicholas Kabonge.
Derrick Emukule (GK), Fahad Kawooya, Hassan Wasswa, Simon Namwanja, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Hakim Ssenkumba, Tom Matsiko, Karim Ndugwa, Krizestom Ntambi, Viane Sekajugo
The other games played on Wednesday
-Police FC 1-3 Vipers SC
-Mbarara City FC 1-2 Maroons FC