Villa bounce back with win over Rwenshama
Uganda Premier League
Rwenshama 0-2 SC Villa
Defender Musa Docca and Nigerian Victor ‘Igwe’ Emenayo netted to give Villa a deserved 2-0 victory over Rwenshama FC.
It was Villa’s first game since the 1-0 defeat to KCC, and what a way to bounce back!
Villa were playing as visitors at the Ssaza Grounds, Mityana, because Rwenshama also use the same venue as their home ground.
But it was the visitors that kicked off the game on a high, creating chances that went begging until the 36th minute when Rogers ‘Modeste’ Aloro handled the ball in the box.
Referee Brian Nsubuga pointed to the spot, and Docca, the unlikeliest of them all, stepped up to the plate to send Timothy Mbogo the wrong direction.
Rwenshama also got their chance to equalize through a penalty in the 45th minute when Fred ‘Junior’ Nkata brought Duncan Sseninde down in the forbidden area. Aloro took responsibility to reverse his previous misdeed but Nicholas Ssebwato saved the penalty.
In the 52nd minute, Emenayo doubled Villa’s lead with a run that ended in the box. David Bagole first exchanged passes with Hassan Wasswa, who then released Emenayo. The Nigerian forward went on a mazy run, beating two defenders en route to scoring his first goal of the season.
Villa stepped onto the accelerator again, and three minutes later, Emenayo inexplicably failed to tame Bagole’s cross with Mbogo again beaten. Rwenshama almost replied instantly, but Ssebwato again stood tall between the posts to deny substitute Mike Katende.
Both sides pressed in the remaining minutes but Villa held on for the fifth win of the season, which sent them to 16 points from eight games. Villa remains in second position after victories by rivals Vipers and Express guaranteed an unchanged top three.