By Samuel Opio
Champions Vipers came from a goal down to beat SC Villa 3-1 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game on Thursday at Namboole stadium.
SC Villa took the lead in the 28th minute through Habib Kavuma before Daniel Serunkuma equalised for Vipers in the 44th minute. Kavuma scored in his own net for Vipers’ second goal and Moses Waiswa made it 3-1 through a sumptuous freekick.
The forward had earlier had a goal disallowed for offside when he made a perfect connection to Duncan Seninde’s well weighed cross into the area.
The two teams went into the half time break tied at 1-1 but just two minutes after recess, debutant Ndugwa scored arguably the best goal of the season so far.
A counter attack after SC Villa missed a goal scoring opportunity was initiated by Kenyan Noah Wafula who crossed into the area in the path of the onrushing Ndugwa.
Kavuma’s defensive header changed the direction of the ball but with improvisation of a scorpion, Ndugwa put the ball into the net to send the crowd in red in frenzy.
Despite a red card to Lwanga for a high tackle on Albert Mugisa, the visitors held on to win 3-1 and reclaim top spot from KCCA with 12 points.
SC Villa dropped to the red zone with just two points and are only above Maroons who have managed one.