Uganda Premier League
SC Villa 2-1 Proline FC
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
SC Villa produced a stunning fight-back to defeat Proline FC at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.
The 16 time record Uganda Premier league champions came from a goal down to win the contest 2-1.
Having trailed to an early Hamis Kizza goal, Ambrose Kirya netted from the spot before substitute Benson Muhindo turned the game on its head to ensure Villa walks away with all three points.
Kizza bundled home from a Hakim Kiwanuka cross to put the visitors ahead on 18 minutes.
Despite Villa dominating and pressing for a reply, the first half ended 0-1 in favour of Anthony Bongole’s side.
Villa made two substitutions early in the second half, sending on Faizal Muwawu and Muhindo in place of Fred Aganu and Ronald Mwagwali, in quick succession.
On 74 minutes, they would win a penalty which Kirya tucked home.
The game looked to be headed for a draw but Muhindo had other ideas as he netted the winning goal in the second minute of the four that were added on.
Despite his side losing, Kiwanuka was voted the man of the match for his performance on the day.
The result ensures Villa tightens their grip onto 3rd spot as they move to 37 points from 20 games.
For Proline, they remain rooted to the bottom of the league log with just 15 points from 21 games.
In their next game, Villa will he away to Kajjansi United in the cup before they take on Onduparaka FC.
For Proline, they host Admin in the cup before taking on Bright Stars FC.
How both teams started
Saidi Keni (GK), Ibrahim Kibumba, Derrick Ndahiro, Asuman Harishe, Moses Kiggundu, Amir Kakomo, Fred Agandu, David Owori, Ronald Magwali, Ambrose Kirya, Yayo Lutimba.
Hassan Matovu (GK), James Begesa, Richard Ajuna, Ibrahim Sendi, Mustafa Mujuzi, Ibrahim Wamannah, Anorld Sserunjogi, Bright Anukani, Rogers Mato, Hakim Kiwanuka, Hamis Kizza.
The other game played on Saturday
-Kyetume FC 1-1 URA FC