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Ouma concedes as Vipers turn Venom less

SC Villa players celebrate one of the goals against Vipers on Saturday (Photo by Sports fan magazine)

StarTimes Uganda premier league

Saturday results

Vipers SC 1-3 SC Villa

Police 1-0 Ndejje University

Tooro United 1-0 Paidha Black Angels

Bright Stars 0-0 KCCA

Onduparaka 0-0 Kirinya Jinja SSS

Goals from former players; Pius Wangi and Joseph Ssemujju in the 16th and 49th minutes respectively, together with the opener from Charles Lwanga after just eight minutes gave SC Villa a stunning 3-1 away win over Vipers SC in a league clash at the St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende on Saturday. It was rather a bad day in office for the reigning champions whose 34-match unbeaten league run came to an end at the hands of struggling rivals that produced their best performance of the season. Lwanga, who was returning from suspension, finished off a quick counter attack by another Old Boy Bashir Mutanda. Wangi made it 2-0 as he pounced on John Adriko’s corner before Tito Okello pulled one back for the home side in the 38th minute. At the beginning of second half, Villa made a change with exciting Wangi paving way for Joseph Ssemujju. The latter was cautioned two minutes later for unsporting behavior before he put the game to bed for Jogoos with the third after out-jumping Venoms’ defense to head home Emanuel Kalyowa’s free kick from the right. This was SC Villa’s third victory of the season after 18 matches –but the first in the second round, while Vipers were handed their first loss of the season. The defeat was also Vipers’ first in the league since last season (first round) when they fell to URA FC 2-1 at the same venue. No side had beaten Vipers by three goals at the St Mary’s stadium before, and head coach Michael Ouma conceded that the record 16-time champions were the better side. “It was a bad day in office, we were disorganised and the good team carried the day. Sometimes mistakes are normal. The attitude of my players was low and Villa took advantage. W conceded twice in the opening 20 minutes and the former players came to prove together with the entire Villa team. The loss gives us chance to develop,” noted Ouma after the game. He also spared time to defend play maker Moses Waiswa, saying that the midfielder will come in the right frame of mind and get back to his peak. Despite the win, Villa remained 12th with 18 points after 18 games while Vipers stayed second with 37 points, 4 behind leaders KCCA from as many games. KCCA were held by Bright Stars to a barren stalemate in Mwererwe.


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