How Kirinya outsmarted Villa under floodlights

By Peter Tabu

The ugly head of record league champions SC Villa losing games seems to have reared its head again on Wednesday evening during the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played under floodlights after seven years.

Kirinya Jinja SS came out on top winning the tie 2-1 at Namboole with Bagoole David and Joel Madondo scoring while Villa’s Bashir Mutanda notched his 13th of the season which was Villa’s consolation.

Kirinya came all out at the start and were rewarded through Bagoole after just 4 minutes, the Jinja based side were all over the hosts.

The pressure yielded results when Madondo broke free on the left before he placed the ball past Saidi Keni to send the visiting crowd into raptures.

The action summed up the first period with the visitors heading into the break confident.

After recess, Villa turned the heat on but Kirinya kept neutralizing attack, at the hour mark the hosts got a bit of hope when Mutanda back heeled to make it 2-1.

Kirinya goalkeeper Sanon Mulabi played his part in time wasting and that killed Villa’s momentum, Douglas Bamweyana was also left disappointed person.

“I am so disappointed, we set out to play different but for some reason the players decided to play long balls, we have short strikers and long balls can’t be the solution.”

“They went against the style of play and we’re tactically indisciplined, this is unacceptable because we reduced ourselves to an average team which Villa isn’t” Bamweyana said in the post match interview.

Kirinya’s Abbey Kikomeko was pleased with the team work exhibited by his players.

“Great determination from us tonight, we played our hearts out and credit to the boys for that. The win is definitely a huge motivation going forward” a jovial Kikomeko said.

The loss puts Villa in 13th spot while Kirinya sit 8th on 33 points on the 16 team log. 

Wednesday Results
KCCA FC 1-1 Tooro United
Maroons 1-0 Bright Stars
Paidha Black Angels 0-2 URA
BUL 2-1 Police
SC Villa 1-2 Kirinya Jinja SSS

Tuesday Result
Express 0-0 Mbarara City
Ndejje Lions 2-1 Vipers
Nyamityobora 1-0 Onduparaka

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