By Edwin Kyle Kule
Edward Kaziba has revealed that he held a lengthy talk in order to prepare his players mentally for the draining Kampala derby against KCCA and that he is happy they responded well to his mental talk.
SC Villa silenced their rivals KCCA, ending their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory at the Bombo Military Barracks Grounds on Tuesday in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
“Yesterday we did a lot of talking and empowered the boys mentally,” Kaziba told the press after the game. “Yes, the boys have proved and am impressed with their display.”
Nicholas Kabonge and Ronald Ssekiganda’s goals gave the Jogoo victory while Brian Aheebwa pulled scored a late penalty for KCCA FC.
SC Villa took the lead in the 33rd minute, through Kabonge whose effort from outside the box caught KCCA goalkeeper Charles Lukwago flatfooted.
Ssekiganda added a second in the 86th minute, capitalising on a poor clearance from Peter Magambo to lob over Lukwago.
On form KCCA forward, Aheebwa scored from the spot in the 90th minute after he was brought down by Villa defender Moses Kiggundu.
“Today’s win is a big one and it’s really been a good one because the way we lost the game against URA in the last minute was really bad and tormenting that I must confess.”
“We were looking for revenge and am happy we have delivered a bit of that, am proud of the boys and what they have achieved today,” Kaziba said.
Villa’s victory lifts them to fifth position on a 16-team logged table with seven points from the four games played.
Kaziba’s charges make a trip across town to visit rivals Express in another derby at the Betway Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku on December 19, 2020.