Muhindo was on target as Villa beat Proline
Saturday, February 8
*SC Villa 2-1 Proline
Benson Muhindo scored a late winner as Villa battled from a goal down to beat Proline FC in a thrilling league game at Namboole.
Proline led by Diego Hamis Kizza’s goal at halftime but Ambrose Kirya’s penalty in the 76th minute set the platform for Villa’s come back.
Muhindo collected from Amir Kakomo in the added minutes to direct his rocket into the top corner to send Villa fans into wild celebrations.
Joseph Mandela will partly take the blame for Muhindo’s goal after he failed to contain Mustafa Mujuzi’s pass when Proline tried to attack after a poor Villa corner.
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Mandela, receiving from Mujuzi, tried a dummy between his legs but Kakomo proved to be more clever and remained on his legs to gain possession before finding Muhindo.
Proline took an early lead, 18th minute, when Kizza rounded goalkeeper after intercepting Hakim Kiwanuka’s low shot.
Ajuna brought down Kirya in the area before the Villa forward scored from 16 yards for the equaliser.
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Substitute Faisal Muwawu had two goalscoring opportunities but missed, including an effort which he drove into Hassan Matovu’s safety.
For the vistors, Bright Anukani had a good chance to double the advantage at restart when he played a one-two with Kizza but he was denied by goalkeeper Saidi Keni.
At 1-1, Keni was also called into action when he stopped substitute Brian Umony’s shot at close range before Kiwanuka’s penalty appeal was waved when he was tripped by Kakomo in the forbidden area.
The win, 10th for the season, sees third placed Villa move to 37 points before a Uganda Cup encounter with Kajjansi United in midweek.
Proline remain rock bottom with 15 points and will host Admin FC in Uganda Cup before a home league fixture against BUL FC.
Villa have now completed a double against Proline – The first round encounter was a walkover in favour of Villa after Proline failed to honour the fixture at Lugogo.
SC Villa – Saidi Keni, Ibrahim Kibumba, Derrick Ndahiro, Moses Kiggundu, Asuman Alishe, Amir Kakomo, Fred Agandu, David Owori, Ambrose Kirya, Ronald Magwali, Yayo Lutimba
Proline – Hassan Matovu, James Begisa, Sendi Ibrahim, Musitafa Mujuzi, Richard Ajuna, Arnold Sserunjogi, Ibrahim Wamannah, Bright Anukani, Hamis Kizza, Rodgers Mato, Hakim Kiwanuka