Late Drama Propels SC Villa to Top of Uganda Premier League

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SC Villa stages thrilling comeback, tops Uganda Premier League.
Tribute to Coach Kajoba; moment of silence observed.
URA initially leads, but Villa responds swiftly.
Captain Ssemakula’s goal seals victory for SC Villa.
Other results favor Villa’s title aspirations in league race.

In a thrilling encounter at Wankulukuku stadium, SC Villa orchestrated a stunning late comeback against URA, solidifying their position at the forefront of the Uganda Premier League title race.

Late Heroics

    Trailing after conceding a goal in the 79th minute, SC Villa showcased resilience and determination, netting two goals in the final eight minutes of the game to secure a dramatic victory. This remarkable display of character underscores their unwavering commitment to clinching the league title.

    Tribute to Coach Fred Kisitu Kajoba

      Prior to kickoff, a poignant moment of silence honored the late Coach Fred Kisitu Kajoba, underscoring the emotional backdrop of the match. The somber reflection served as a reminder of the profound impact Kajoba had on the football community, further motivating both teams to deliver a performance worthy of his memory.

      URA’s Initial Lead

        A breakthrough came in the 79th minute when Bruno Bunyaga of URA capitalized on a header, assisted by Saidi Kyeyune, to put URA ahead. Despite facing adversity, SC Villa refused to concede defeat, rallying together to mount a spirited comeback.

        Villa’s Swift Response

          However, SC Villa wasted no time in responding. Within three minutes, Umar Lutalo found the back of the net in the 82nd minute, leveling the score. The swift equalizer injected renewed energy into the Villa side, setting the stage for a thrilling finale.

          Captain’s Winning Touch

            With just minutes remaining, captain Kenneth Ssemakula sealed the victory for SC Villa with a decisive goal, securing three vital points for his team. Ssemakula’s leadership and composure under pressure were instrumental in guiding SC Villa to a memorable triumph, further solidifying his status as a key figure in the team’s success.

            Title Implications

              The win catapults SC Villa to the top of the table with 54 points from 28 games, positioning them as strong contenders for the league title. This crucial victory not only propels SC Villa into pole position but also sends a powerful statement to their rivals as the season reaches its climax.

              Impact of Other Results

              Elsewhere, results played into SC Villa’s favor as league leaders BUL drew 0-0 with Mbarara City, and Kitara suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bright Stars, reshuffling the league standings. These outcomes further enhance SC Villa’s prospects of claiming the title, highlighting the importance of consistency and seizing opportunities in the fiercely competitive landscape of Ugandan football.

              Looking Ahead

              In their final game of the season, SC Villa will face NEC at the MTN Omondi stadium on Saturday, May 18. A victory in this crucial fixture would secure the league title for SC Villa, further cementing their status as one of Uganda’s football powerhouses. As anticipation builds for the decisive showdown, SC Villa’s players and fans alike will be united in their determination to celebrate victory and add another chapter to the club’s illustrious history.

              Top 5 league standing

              SC Villa at 54 points from 28 games
              Vipers SC at 53 points from 28 games
              BUL FC at 53 points from 28 games
              Kitara FC at 51 points from 28 games
              KCCA FC at 48 points from 28 games

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