SUPL Wrap up: Jogoos pecked, KCCA held as Vipers soldier on
FOOTBALL | The start to the season has not been the best for 16-time record champions SC Villa after picking only a point in six.
After an opening 2-2 draw at Jinja SS where they had led 2-1 for nearly 20 minutes, the Jogoos suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Onduparaka.
Shocking in a sense that they conceded from a Rashid Toha’s free kick after only 90 seconds and that the Caterpillars remained the better side overall through the remaining 89+ minutes.
The victory was a sweet revenge for the Caterpillar’s whose four-year home unbeaten record was broken by SC Villa last season. It’s also the result that put the final signature on Livingstone Mbabazi’s
departure. Villa was hosting their first game at the stadium after returning from Masaka.
“We are not title contenders,” Basena has consistently insisted as he tries to put off pressure. “Over a month ago, Villa was no more; we are just rebuilding everything.”
The Jogoos were not the only giant that struggled on day two as KCCA laboured to goalless draw against Kirinya in a match of two halves a day earlier on Tuesday.
The Jinja School boys took KCCA to some attacking lessons in the first half as was evident in the number of corners conceded: seven to KCCA and zero on the away column as at halftime.
Mutebi adjusted his squad in the second half by throwing in more industrious attackers in Steven Serwadda, Allan Kyambadde and Eric Ssenjobe but Ayiekoh’s water-tight defence commanded by Isaac Isinde and later on the addition of defensive midfielder George Kasonko for attacker David Bagoole left the Kasasiros frustrated.
Vipers stepped up their title defence with their second victory.
Davies Kasirye and a sublime free kick by Moses Waiswa lifted the Venoms from a goal down to win it 2-1 at the end.
Joint table leaders Bright Stars trailed 2-0 at half time before staging a stunning comeback to beat Nyamityobora 3-2 at Wankulukuku.
In Arua, it was a sweet homecoming for Paidha Black Angels who beat Police 2-1.
Full results and top goal scorers;
KCCA FC 0 – 0 Kirinya Jinja SSS FC
BUL FC 0 – 1 Tooro United FC
(Allan Kayiwa 67’)
Express FC 0 – 0 URA FC
Maroons FC 1 – 2 Vipers SC
(Pius Obuya 23’ | Davis Kasirye 27’ Moses Waiswa 45’)
SC Villa 0 – 1 Onduparaka FC
(Rashid Toha 2’)
Nyamityobora FC 2 – 3 Bright Stars
(Patrick Gonahasa 5’ Ibrahim Dada 35’ | Nelson Senkatuka 48’ (P)
Alfred Onek 86’ Brian Kayanja 87’)
Paidha Black Angels FC 2 – 1 Police FC
(Andrew Kidega 42’ (P) Yuda Mugalu 66’ |Ashraf Mugume 25’)
Ndejje University FC 1 – 0 Mbarara City FC
(Sam Matovu 17’)
Sunday 7th October: Mbarara City FC Vs Express FC – Kavumba Recreation Centre
Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars Fc) – 3
Vitalis Tabu (Ura Fc), Joel Madondo (Kirinya Jinja Sss), Davis Kasirye
(Vipers Sc), Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United)