SC Villa’s glory days are a far cry by the look of things, the most successful club in Uganda’s football history can’t find their feet at the moment.
Forget their poor run in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, Villa were comprehensively eliminated from the Stanbic Uganda Cup by Buganda Regional League Nkambi Coffee at the round of 32 on Wednesday in Masaka.
The 2-0 result was masterminded by Gerrard Kimuli who gave the hosts a 61st lead before Ronald Ssempala completed the shock in 83rd.
A Villa fan whose names we couldn’t get fainted in once his team conceded the second and others were seen shading tears in disbelief.
Police FC advanced to the round of 16 at the expense of stubborn Calvary Fc in post kicks after a barren draw at full time.
Police’s Davis Mutebi was the hero as he saved two penalties Twalib Kassim and Anzuvuku Savior spot kicks in the 4-3 victory.
Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru praised the performance from Calvary FC claiming that it was impressive.
“I thank Calvary FC and the region at large, because I have seen that football has future from this region according to the way the boys have played,” said Abdallah Mubiru before adding.
“You could hardly tell that this is a fourth division side until the penalty shootouts. The display was fantastic, the boys are talented, well disciplined, basically am sure that the fans have enjoyed the day.”
“I feel proud of my players because they did a job which was not easy. They endured everything so that we qualify to the next round as it was our goal,” he added.
Police FC’s spot kicks were converted by Ibrahim Kibumba, Ronald Nyanzi, Yasin Mugume and captain Sadat Kyambadde, however midfielder Samuel Kayongo sent his attempt wide.
In Jinja BUL edged Mbarara City 5-4 on penalties after a one all draw at fulltime. Kitara beat U-Touch 4-0 while Bukedea won 2-1 against Free Stars.