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Villa open four-point cushion at UPL summit

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Premier League leaders SC Villa opened a four-point lead following a slim but crucial 1-0 win over Soltilo Bright Stars FC on Tuesday at the Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

Charles Bbaale‘s lone second half goal pushed the record champions (16 titles) to 40 points after 20 games.

On the evening in the capital, Joseph Kafumbe nearly found an early opener in the ninth minute, but Bright Stars’ goalkeeper Sanon Mulabi denied him with an exquisite save.

Later in the 17th minute, Bbaale headed a superb cross from Tabu Oryem inches over the cross bar, to leave the matters at 0-0.

That was before the evening’s only goal that arrived in the 72nd minute, as Bbaale placed a well laid ball by substitute Ivan Sserubiri to the far post, beating Mulabi, to wrap Villa’s fifth win in as many games.

Meanwhile, the result means Bright Stars have been condemned to a third consecutive defeat and, have stayed flat in 10th with 24 points.

Villa will be away to Wakiso Giants FC in their next match on Apirl 08, while Bright Stars will on the other hand, welcome Gaddafi FC at Kavumba Recreation Grounds.

How they lined up

  • Villa: Martin Elungat (GK), Joseph Kafumbe, Kenneth Semakula, Travis Mutyaba, Charles Bbaale, Tabu Oryem, Gift Fred (c), Edward Masembe, Hassan Musana, David Owori, Davis Ssekajja.

Substitutes: Fred Agandu, Patrick Kakande, Ivan Sserubiri, Benson Muhindo, Umar Lutalo, Ssembalirwa, Richard Kiwanuka.

  • Bright Stars: Sanon Mulabi (GK), Warren Buule, Cleophaa Fiat, Ibrahim Kasinde, Nelson Senkatuka, Emmanuel Loki, Denis Omony Kaka, Derick Kiggundu, Noordin Bunjo, Gideon Etou.

Substitutes: Shamran Kamya, Joseph Kaziro, Ivan Kitimbo, Andrew Kyambadde, Sam Ssenyonjo, Ashraf Mulindi.

Photo Credit: Bright Stars


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