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KCC are champions elect - SC Villa

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th May 2008 03:00 AM

SC Villa yesterday conceded that arch-rivals KCC have one hand already on the Super League soccer title. The Jogoos have to beat Police by nine goals next week and pray that Bunamwaya defeat KCC if they are to edge the table leaders for the title.

By James Bakama, S.Kenyi, and N.Katende

Villa 3 Simba 2
URA 3 Iganga 1
Bunamwaya v Masaka -pp
May 20
Bunamwaya v KCC
Police v Villa


SC Villa yesterday conceded that arch-rivals KCC have one hand already on the Super League soccer title.

The Jogoos have to beat Police by nine goals next week and pray that Bunamwaya defeat KCC if they are to edge the table leaders for the title.

“Scoring nine goals against Police? It is not possible,” said assistant coach Ibrahim Kirya after Villa struggled to a 3-2 win over Simba early yesterday.

Villa were awakened to the harsh mathematics of the home stretch after they failed to secure a decisive win over struggling Simba at Namboole.

The hosts seemed set to ease their championship task with a two goal first half lead. Oscar Kadenge fired Villa ahead with a fourth minute goal before Stephen Bengo made it two with a shot from 40m.

But Villa coach Asuman Lubowa, who had started bracing himself for a goal feast, returned in the second half to find a more determined Simba.

The league’s leading scorer Bruno Olobo, narrowed the margin from a penalty. Goalkeeper Brian Bwete made Olobo look superb by diving the opposite side.

A cold chill hit the Jogoos shortly afterwards when Willy Kavuma’s speculative shot from 30m went into the Villa roof.

Kadenge saved some pride for the hosts with the winner. He struck with a low ball after Simba defender Henry Kalanzi failed to clear Bengo’s corner kick.

Fifth-placed URA beat Iganga later in the day at Namboole.

Johnson Bagoole netted a brace after winger Dan Wagaluka dominated play on the wings. He led the build-up to two of the goals that Bagoole and Sam Mubiru headed home from dead-ball situations.

Isaac Isinde gave Iganga their consolation.

The match between Bunamwaya and Masaka at Nakivubo was called off when the hosts insisted FUFA had postponed the league for a week, until after the Cranes versus Kilmanjaro Stars this Saturday.

KCC are champions elect - SC Villa

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