Coming into this game on the back of a loss and facing one of the league’s most inform sides, it looked like an uphill task but on pitch the team exhibited a lot focus in order to come out on top of the Derby.
The visitors were eager to continue their run of good form but on numerous occasions failed to penetrate through SC Villa defence for an early goal as they had desired.
Deadlock was broken three minutes past the half hour mark when an inviting cross from the right of the midfield was cleared by KCCA FC defenders into the pass of Nicholas Kabonge who volleyed it into the left bottom corner of the net to send SC Villa supporters into wild cheers.
The visitors continued pressing for a leveller before half time but the midfield trio of Kakomo, Wasswa and Ssekiganda was always quick to neutralize their threats through the middle of the pitch. It was the same story throughout the majority of the first half. The visitors made numerous substitutions in a bid to turn around the game but with them came little impact keeping the game 1-0.
In the 85th minute, there came the turning point of the game, Benson Muhindo was introduced in the place of Goffin Oyirwoth. Muhindo, fresh from suspension made an instant impact when he beat KCCA defenders with his pace and ran with the ball into the opponents’ box. He made a swift cross to which Ssekiganda flicked the ball past KCCA F.C goalkeeper Charles Lukwago for Villa’s second of the evening.
The visitors pulled one back from a penalty converted by Brian Ahebwa a minute later. The game ended with SC Villa claiming a first Derby victory over KCCA F.C in 3 years.
“Our players were well prepared mentally, I am very happy they executed the instructions given to them by the coaching staff as result giving us a win in this game. We scored two goals today but I am not satisfied, our strikers need to improve on their scoring rate as we play more games,” said Coach Kaziba while giving an overview of the game at full time.
Man of the match Ronald Ssekiganda said, “I am very happy that as a team we have happy. I am happy to have scored in my Derby appearance, a goal which won my team all the three points. I hope to score more beautiful goals for SC Villa.”