SC Villa 3-0 Mbarara City: Unbeaten Jogoos win to go third
SC Villa celebrate 2020.
SC Villa.
The victory enabled the former champions to register their fourth point in the new campaign after an opening draw against BUL FC

Record Ugandan Premier League champions Sports Club Villa registered a 3-0 win over Mbarara City in Premier League matchday two action at Bombo Barracks on Wednesday.

Isaac Ogwang, who was named the man of the match, scored a brace while Derrick Ndahiro added the other to give Jogoos their first win of the current campaign.

Ndahiro scored in the 10th minute from the penalty spot before Ogwang added the second for SC Villa 10 minutes later. In the 37th minute, Ogwang added the third for his side and his second of the game to ensure Jogoos moved to third.

Goffin Oyiriwoth played a key role as he delivered a cross that Ogwang just had to direct with a header into the net. The man of the match could have earned himself a hat-trick but he failed to find the back of the net with a second penalty in the 70th minute. The centre referee awarded the penalty as he judged Pistin Barenge to have handled the ball in his area.

Mbarara City upped their game in the second half but their resolute opponents dealt with each and every attack that relentlessly came their way.

Bashir Mutanda, a former Jogoo, saw his two chances in the dying minutes of the encounter yield nothing. In the first instance, his promising shot was blocked before he hit the woodwork with the second attempt from a free-kick.

The day’s performance saw Ogwang pick the man of the match award from Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry as SC Villa remain unbeaten.

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The win came after head coach Edward Kaziba had stated their main objective is to have a great start to the new season.

“The club’s target this season is to entertain and win in style,” Kaziba said as quoted by the club’s official website recently. “We finished third last season, an improvement from the previous season, and as a progressive club, we must aim higher this season, we are Sports Club Villa.”

SC Villa will play Uganda Revenue Authority (URA FC) in Ndejje while Mbarara City will have a huge task as KCCA FC are their opponents on Saturday.