SC Villa 2–1 Express (aborted after 85 minutes)

With just less than 10 minutes left on the clock, chaos has marred the SC Villa – Express Uganda Premier League Fixture at the Mityana Ssaza grounds.

The home team had started the better side, taking the lead on the half hour mark through Erisa Ssekisambu before midfielder, Hassan Wasswa made it 2 up with just a minute to the half time mark.
SC Villa  football club head coach, Sam Ssimbwa suffered from the tear gas effects.

At this point, Express F.C fans hit the goal keeper, Nichoals Ssebwato with an object on the head and this called for referee, Ronnie Kalema to halt play for more than 7 minutes.

Second half resumed with the visitors aiming for a consolation which they indeed got through second half replacement, Godfrey Luwembawo.
One of the Assistant referees in shock after tear gas was fired when the fans started to throw objects on the playing area.

With minutes trekking down to the full time whistle, a brawl between UBC star F.M radio journalist, Abu Zikusooka and Express F.C head coach, Wasswa Bbosa precipitated the already boiled atmosphere among the Express F.C fans who hurled missiles onto the field.
Anti riot police personnel were called in swiftly to arrest the situation as the fans ran amok.
Anti Riot police fired tear gas canisters into the air and the match was abandoned as the players from either teams, fans sought refuge for dear lives.
3 SC Villa players sought for refugee at the makeshift Mityana Ssaza pavilion as team mate, Erias Ssekisambu (below) is treated after suffering breathing complications from tear gas effects.
The league committee will pronounce the verdict of the match after the referees’ report.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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