The phrase ‘you just got served’ from the famous American dance movie Stomp the Yard, fits perfectly in this situation.
SC Villa condemned table leaders Vipers to a 1-0 defeat at the St. Mary’s, Kitende in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Friday.
Former Vipers player Bashir Mutanda’s second half effort helped by Vipers’ skipper Fabian Mutombora’s sloppiness guided Villa to their second consecutive victory over Vipers at Kitende.
With all odds in favour of the venoms, the Jogoo walked into the fierce encounter aware that they are yet to register victory in the second round a feat they based on to tame their opponents.
It’s the hosts who threatened first as Rahmat Ssenfuka’s perfectly weighted chip into Allan Kayiwa way was blocked for the the first corner of the match.
With a quarter an hour played, Villa midfielder Nicholas Kabonge engineered an attack with a through ball to Ambrose Kirya, but the forward failed to capitalise.
Three minutes later, defender Jacob Okao had his rebounding shot blocked by the Villa defence after a Karim Watambala corner kick.
At the stroke of half time, Villa had defender Moses Kiggundu to thank for his timely clearance of the ball on the line off a Paul Mucureezi header.
The long awaited moment that decided the match came eight minutes into the second half. Mutanda’s glancing header off Derrick Ndahiro’s cross came off the upright, before it rechached off Fabien Mutombola into the back of the net.
The Jogoo then reosrted to time wasting antics with custodian Said Keni the chief engineer as a way of cooling down Vipers SC pressure.
Keni came to Villa’s rescue in the 72 minute with a great save off a booted ball from Bayo.
Both sides made several changes with Faizo Muwawu, coming on for goalscorer Mutanda in the 64th minute while the Venoms brought on Dan Mzee Sserunkuma, Frank Tumwesigye and Denis Mwemezi for Bobosi Byaruhanga, Paul Mucureezi and Allan Kayiwa respectively.
There were bookings for Villa’s Amir Kakomo, Ibrahim Kibumba and Emmanuel Wasswa, David Owori and goalie Saidi Keni.
The Joogos managed to hold on to earn their first victory in the second round and New year which was Vipers second defeat this season. Keni was named pilsner man of the match.
The result means the Venoms remain on 42 points from 18 games at the summit with a tricky away trip at Mbarara City next on their card on Tuesday 28th January.
While the Edward Kaziba coached side moved to third place on 30 points from 18 games with a home game against old rivals Express FC next on their card on Wednesday January 29th.