Saturday, January 5
SC Villa 0-1 BUL FC
BUL FC picked maximum points with a 1-0 victory over SC Villa in a StarTimes Uganda Premier league game played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Pierre Kambale Muhindo’s strike in the 17th minute was the difference on the day – The striker capitalised on Moses Kigundu’s poor clearance to fire into the roof from the left flank.
The hosts, who have lost five games so far, came close to levelling matters but proved wasteful and unlucky.
The loss means that Villa remain fourth from the bottom, 13 on the 16 team log, with 13 points from 14 league games.
BUL FC on the other hand, moves to fifth on the log after collecting 22 points – The side has now won six games, drawn four and lost as many.
The loss, first under Coach Douglas Bamweyana, is the fifth for Villa in the ongoing campaign. The club had gone seven unbeaten games in all competitions.
It should be noted that BUL won 1-0 away to Villa when these teams last met in Masaka – Fred Agandu scored the lone goal on the last day of the 2017/18 campaign.
The victory ends BUL’s three game winless run in the league – BUL had drawn to Kirinya and lost to KCCA and Vipers.
Villa Will Have Themselves To Blame
Villa’s best chances fell to Bashir Mutanda, but the team’s top scorer with nine goals, couldn’t burry one.
The goal poacher was earlier denied by the cross bar after picking a misplaced pass from Hakim Magombe.
Mutanda, at point blank range, later tapped wide Ibrahim Mugurusi’s cross, before the break.
BUL FC will also have their keeper Paul Mujampani to thank as the custodian kept out many efforts including Albert Mugisa’s long range rocket.
Substitute Ajab Abdulrahman could have snatched a late point for the record winners when he received the ball inside the area, but with the keeper beaten, he opted to pass to Mutanda, and the latter’s effort went wide.
Yusuf Wasswa, Ashraf Mandela, Habib Kavuma, Moses Kiggundu, David Owori, Lincoln Mukisa, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Charles Lwanga, Albert Mugisa, Bashir Mutanda.
Paul Mujampani, Farouk Banga, Hakim Magombe, Abdul Mayanja, Willis Otong, Patrick Sembuya, Villa Oromchan, Yunus Sibira, Deogracious Ojok, Richard Wandyaka, Jean Pierre Kambale Muhindo.
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