Resilient Gaddafi Inflicts Fourth Loss on 10-man Villa

Friday, December 9
*Bright Stars 0-0 Arua Hill
*Gadaffi FC 2-1 SC Villa
*KCCA 3-1 Police FC
*Tooro United 1-3 BUL FC


SC Villa succumbed to their fourth loss of the season in the hands of hosts Gaddafi FC in a league game in Jinja.

Despite taking the lead through an own goal by Umar Kyeyune, the Jogoos failed to build on an early advantage before Gaddafi turned the tables.

Hassan Musana converted from the spot and Karenzi Buchochera grabbed a winner to inspire a Gaddafi comeback amidst strong support from the home fans.

And when it rains, it pours; Villa had to finish the game a man less after midfielder Amir Kakomo was shown his second yellow for an elbow on Kyeyune.

It’s another poor result for coach Petros Koukouras whose side also lost to Wakiso Giants, BUL and Mbarara City.

Coming into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw with URA, Villa couldn’t have dreamt of a better start when Kyeyune sliced Saddam Masereka effort into his own net.

Gaddafi will take all the blame for that goal; they allowed Goffin Oyirwoth on the left flank to pick an unmarked Masereka in the box with a whipping cross.

But the Jogoos reluctantly sat back in a bid to absorb a flurry of attacks.

Gaddafi’s effort looked like it was going to go unrewarded but they got a breakthrough when Amos Kirya was tripped in the box for the referee to point to the spot.

Musana calmed his nerves and hit it with power to give Meddie Kibirige no chance.

Gaddafi almost got the second at the stroke of halftime but were denied by a crossbar.

In the second half, Villa looked a shadow of themselves and even failed to put away a few chances including a glorious opportunity skewed wide by Masereka after it was put on his plate by Nicholas Kabonge.

Faisal Muwawu had a chance to nail one against his former team when he pick pocketed Villa defence but fired his effort off the target.

Isaac Ogwanga (Villa) and Bakali Magumba (Gaddafi) saw their goals ruled out at either end.

Buchochera dived low to power in a bullet header off Musana freekick for the hosts to take a lead.

Mark Bamukyaye almost put an icing on the cake but fired wide after receiving a cut back from Kirya while Alex Kitata also fluffed an effort on his introduction.

Gaddafi FC move eighth with 13 points while Villa remain on eight points in 12th.

What Next – Gaddafi visit Express at Wankulukuku on December while SC Villa visit Arua Hilla on December 14.

Team Lineups

Gaddafi FC – Ronald Mutebi, Karenzi Buchochera, Hassan Musana, Umar Kyeyune, Bakali Magumba, Yunus Sibira, Amos Kirya, Franco Onen, Faisal Muwawu, Bithum Nsubiano, Brian Kalumba

SC Villa – Medie Kibirige, Gavin Kizito, Joseph Kafumbe, Fred Gift, Kenneth Ssemakula, Amir Kakomo, Salim Abdallah, Nicholas Kabonge, Goffin Oyiwroth, Saddam Masereka, Isaac Ogwang


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