Uganda Premier League: SC Villa stages sensational comeback to defeat Wakiso Giants, Vipers claims to spot

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SC Villa comeback beats Wakiso Giants.
Ronald Ssekiganda, Reagan Mpande, and Umar Lutalo key.
Vipers lead after victory over Express FC.
Exciting league race unfolds in Uganda

In a thrilling Uganda Premier League encounter, SC Villa showcased their resilience and determination as they mounted a remarkable comeback to secure a 3-2 victory against Wakiso Giants at Wankulukuku stadium.

First-Half Drama

Wakiso Giants stormed into an early lead with goals from Samson Kigozi and Hassan Ssenyonjo, leaving SC Villa trailing by two goals before the half-hour mark. Despite a shaky start, SC Villa’s goalkeeper Braddy Wokorach denied Kenneth Kimera on two occasions, keeping the deficit at bay.

Villa’s Resurgence

However, just before halftime, Samson Kigozi capitalized on a defensive error to extend Wakiso Giants’ lead. The visitors looked to be in control, but SC Villa had other plans.

Second-Half Turnaround

The second half witnessed a spirited fightback from SC Villa, with Ronald Ssekiganda, Umaru Lutalo, and Reagan Mpande turning the tide in their favor. Ronald Ssekiganda’s header ignited the comeback, followed by Umaru Lutalo’s equalizer from the penalty spot. Fresh off the bench, Reagan Mpande sealed the victory with a decisive goal, sparking jubilant celebrations among the SC Villa faithful.

Impressive Performances

Kenneth Ssemakula and Umaru Lutalo played pivotal roles in SC Villa’s resurgence, while goalkeeper Braddy Wokorach’s crucial saves kept the team in contention during the first half.

League Standings

The win catapults SC Villa to 3rd place on the league table with 48 points from 26 games, positioning them as strong contenders for the title. Meanwhile, Wakiso Giants remain in 12th place with 29 points.

Upcoming Fixtures

SC Villa will face relegation-threatened UPDF FC in their next fixture, while Wakiso Giants will host Mbarara City, setting the stage for another exciting round of matches in the Uganda Premier League.

Starting Lineups

SC Villa fielded a formidable lineup featuring Braddy Wokorach in goal, supported by Arnold Odongo, Cyrus Kibande, and Joseph Kafumbe in defense. Ronald Ssekiganda, Patrick Kakande, and Abbas Kyeyune controlled the midfield, while Hakim Kiwanuka, Charles Lwanga, and Gavin Kizito led the attack.

Wakiso Giants countered with Bashir Ssekagya in goal, supported by Henry Ssenkungu, Ambrose, and Miguel Nzau in defense. Tom Masiko, Rahmat Ssenfuka, and Hassan Ssenyonjo dictated play in midfield, while Kenneth Kimera, Shariph Kimbowa, and Samson Kigozi spearheaded the attack.

Vipers Claim Top Spot

In another league fixture, Vipers secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Express FC, propelling them to the top of the Uganda Premier League table. Milton Karisa’s goal proved to be the difference, with Yunus Sentamu providing the assist in a tightly contested encounter.

Looking Ahead

With the title race heating up and teams vying for supremacy, the Uganda Premier League promises more excitement and drama in the upcoming fixtures. Vipers’ quest for silverware continues as they face NEC, Busoga United, and Mbarara City in their remaining games, while SC Villa aims to maintain their momentum in pursuit of glory.

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