By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
Onduparaka fell to Sports Club Villa’s might after swallowing 3-1 in the Uganda Premier League at the Green Light Stadium on Monday.
Goals from Emmanuel Kalyowa, Faizo Muwawu and substitute Fahad Badilo did the damage for the Jogoos while Julius Malingumu scored Onduparaka’s consolation.
The Jogoos were rampant in the early exchanges taking the lead through Kalyowa who headed in Derrick Ndahiro’s well weighted cross from the left.
Onduparaka went all out for an instant replay and were left exposed at the back.
Muwawu connected neatly with an Ibrahim Kibumba low cross to score Villa’s second on 13 minutes, Green Light stadium was stunned at this stage as Villa comfortably settled in and started dictating play.
SC Villa goalkeeper Saidi Keni was at his best parrying for a corner kick a curling free-kick by the Catarpillars’ Gadafi Wahabu with ten minutes to climax of the first half.
Midfielder Lincoln Mukisa got cautioned for unsporting conduct as the second half resumed, Muwawu missed doubling his personal tally when he poked the ball onto the post 10 minutes into the final stanza.
Striker Julius Malingumu netted the consolation for the home team after combining well with second half substitute Joel Jangeyambe Villa could have scored another-earlier but Kalyoowa was denied by Wasswa as the midfielder tried to lob the stranded custodian.
Kakooza then finished poorly as he dragged his effort wide off a Vitalis Tabu cut-back before Gadafi Wahabu saw a free kick tipped over by Saidi Keni.
On 66 minutes, Onduparaka’s persistent knocking-on-the-door, would finally be rewarded as Malingumu netted off substitute Joel Jangeyambe’s assist.
The Caterpillars’ best chance to level the game fell to Rashid Muhammad but the defender headed Malingumu’s cross straight at Keni, they also had a penalty appeal waved away after substitute Andama Denis’s shot was charged down by Asuman Alishe.
Victory takes Villa to 27 points from 14 games. However, they remain 3rd on the standings, two points behind BUL FC who are in 2nd spot.
For Onduparaka who have now lost two home games this season, they end their first round on 23 points from 15 games. They had earlier lost 2-1 to URA FC and Villa will complete their first round against KCCA FC.
Upcoming UPL fixture
-Proline FC vs Maroons FC, Tuesday, 19-11-2019 @4pm
- Center Referee: George Olemu
- Assistant Referee 1: John Atusinguza
- Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Kimayo
- Fourth Official: Muzamil Ijaga
Both teams starting line ups
Wasswa Yusuf, John Rogers, Dudu Ramadhan, Muhammad Rashid, Ayiko Richard, Faizul Ibrahim, Wahab Gadafi, Kakooza Rajab, Tabu Vitalis, Malish Jamal, Malingumu Julius
SC Villa FC
Saidi Keni (GK), Kigumba Ibrahim, Ndahiro Derrick, Moses Kigundu, Halishe Asuman, Mukisa Lycon, Owori David, Kalyowa Emmanuel, Kirya Ambroos, Muwawu Faizul, Kabonge Nicholas