It was hard to find a weak link in the SC Villa team that defeated Vipers SC 3-1 on Saturday in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League tie played at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende.
Every Villa player from Said Keni in goal to Bashir Mutanda upfront, the resilience and determination was for the ages, it was the first time they were putting up a show of that nature.
The win ended Vipers 34 game unbeaten run in the league, they hadn’t lost at home in 19 too, something Villa coach Douglas Bamweyana said motivated his players.
“We saw an opportunity and grabbed it,” Bamweyana told journalists in the post-match press conference before adding.
“We knew they were unbeaten and we thought if we put in the hard work and effort we could get the result we wanted, and we did.”
“I want to appreciate my players for the effort, we have been working hard in training but not putting that into practice, today we did and the result speaks for itself,” he added.
Bamweyana has often said how he badly wanted to put a smile on the Villa fans, this time round it came to pass, and he hopes he can build on that.
“At least we were able to put a smile on the faces of our players, these three points are very valuable and they will go a long way on boosting the confidence of our players,” added the former Express coach.
This has been Villa’s third win of the season after Nyamityobora (1-0) and Express (2-0), they improve their position on the log to 12th with 18 points.