In a captivating showdown at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku, SC Villa displayed their prowess by triumphing over Maroons FC with a 2-1 scoreline, securing a coveted spot in the FUFA Super 8 quarterfinals.
The match kicked off with an electric pace, setting the stage for an action-packed encounter that had fans on the edge of their seats. It was young talent Hakim Mutebi who made a significant impact in the 12th minute, providing SC Villa with a crucial breakthrough.
Seizing a rebound after Ronald Ssekiganda’s initial strike ricocheted off the crossbar, Mutebi demonstrated his clinical finishing ability and slotted the ball into the net, propelling SC Villa into an early lead.
Despite the setback, Maroons FC displayed resilience and determination. Just before the half-hour mark, Hadadi Kambugu showcased his goal-scoring prowess, capitalizing on a well-executed pass from Noel Nasasira and finding the back of the net. The equalizer injected renewed energy into the match.
The intensity of the game remained palpable as both teams vied for supremacy. It was SC Villa’s recent acquisition, Denis Ojara, who etched his name into the match’s narrative. Midway through the second half, Ojara, making his debut, showcased his skill and composure as he delivered a precise finish that secured the winning goal for SC Villa.
With this triumph, SC Villa now advances to the semifinal stage, setting the stage for an enthralling clash against BUL FC. The impending matchup promises to be an intense showdown, as both teams strive for the chance to secure a spot in the finals.
While Maroons FC fell short in this exhilarating quarter-final battle, their journey in the FUFA Super 8 is far from over. As they prepare for a classification tie against Vipers SC, Maroons FC still holds the opportunity to leave their mark on the tournament.
Football enthusiasts can look forward to more exhilarating action as the FUFA Super 8 competition progresses to its decisive stages. The tournament continues to provide captivating moments and showcase the talent and passion that define Ugandan football.