The woes for SC Villa seem to be far from over when on Saturday they were beaten by tax collectors, Uganda Revenue Authority in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Coming into the game, the record league champions boasted of having unveiled a group of 13 new recruits and some of them were handed their debuts on Saturday but they were short of ideas to propel the team past URA.
The home side saw the back of the net only six minutes to recess when defender Patrick Mbowa capitalized on a Saidi Kyeyune corner to head home the opener and only goal of the game to send URA’s fans into frenzy.
Efforts by the Jogoos especially through their danger man Bashir Mutanda to level matters were futile.
The result meant SC Villa have lost their first game against URA since 2016 and in the period they had won three and also drawn three.
The win ensured URA moved 5th on the 16 team log with 25 points whereas the Jogoos remained stagnant in the 13th position with 14 points after suffering their 6th loss this season.
Speaking shortly after the game, URA assistant coach George William Lutalo said everything went their way applauding his players.
“The good thing, we got the three points. This win is very crucial and is to push us forward in our bid to getting good positions at the end of the season,”Lutalo said.
On the other side, SC Villa coach Douglas Bamweyana rued mistakes that he said led to his team’s defeat but admitted his side has a lot of work to do if they are to do better in the league.
“We were in control of the game but we made one mistake and we conceded. In fact we were in charge especially in the first 20 minutes and you can tell we were the better side,”Bamweyana said.
He said the new recruits will have to be polished to fit in the team’s style of play so as to achieve the best out of them.