Thursday, August 10
•SC Villa 2-1 Maroons
•BUL FC 1-0 Vipers SC
SC Villa beat Maroons 2-1 to reach the semifinal of the FUFA Super Eight in a game played at the Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.
Goals each from Hakim Mutebi and Dennis Ojara gave SC Villa the deserved win.
Hadadi Kambugu scored the only goal for Maroons who will drop down to classification games.
It was a slow start from both ends after a long spell of competitive football.
However, Villa looked a better side and played with a lot of freedom under new coach Dusan Stojanovic in a game watched his friend Milutin Micho Sredejovic.
David Owori could have put Villa in an early lead but his shot couldn’t find the target.
At 11th minute, Hakim Mutebi gave SC Villa the lead after capitalising on Ronald Ssekiganda’s initial strike that hit the crossbar.
Hadadi Kambugu then brought matters level for the Visitors after what looked like poor goalkeeping from Meddie Kibirige.
SC Villa returned a better side in the second half and this was evident at the hour-mark as Ojara restored their lead thanks to Ivan Bogere’s poke that beat goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo.
Maroons’ Noel Nasasira came close to bringing matters level for the the Visitors but couldn’t beat his markers to go past Meddie Kibirige.
Ojara could have scored his second on the day but his efforts were kept out by diving Ssebwalunyo before Ivan Bogere put his effort over the bar.
David Ndihabwe almost nailed an equaliser for Maroons but his header was too weak to beat Meddie Kibirige.
SC Villa will now play BUL FC in the first Semi-final.
How both teams started
SC Villa – Meddie Kibirige(Gk), Kenneth Ssemakula(Gk), Edward Masembe, Peter Onzima, Umar Lutalo, Hamza Mulambuzi, Ronald Ssekiganda, Hakim Mutebi, Abas Kyeyune, David Owor, Dennis Ojara.
Maroons – Hannington Ssebwalunyo (Gk), Sula Mpanga, Godwin Kitagenda, Jacob Okao, Patrick Bayiga(C), Felix Okot, Norman Odipio, Hadadi Kambugu, Darius Ojok, Noel Nasasira, Abraham Tusubira.