For all intents and purposes SC Villa was dominated in their 1-0 win against Sadolin F.C at Nakivubo stadium as the second round kick started, but is a hallmark of a title contender.
They(SC Villa) railed and won against the tide. It was a bit of strange one at the final whistle, as the Ntambi-guided Villa received a standing ovation from their enthusiastic fans for the hard fought win,
Sadolin F.C boss Ssemadu subscribed to a different school of thought, accusing referee Brain Miro Nsubuga to be the cause of his side’s loss and not goal hero Chrizestom Ntambi.
Brain Miro Nsubuga, a FIFA badge holder awarded the Jogoos a controversial goal in the 38th minute when Chrizestom Ntambi who looked to be in off side position, latched on Steven Bengo’s free kick to give his side the lead.
The goal dampened the optimism among the Sadolin players on the pitch and also those on the technical bench.
After recess, the pace of the game was frenetic and the tackling was tenacious and the visitor’s looked a better side.
Their efforts almost crystallized when skipper Allan Oryek nodded the ball after an inviting cross from the left beyond static goalie Nicholas Ssebwato, only for the referee to weave off side.The disallowed goal came almost in the same style as that of SC Villa.
Ssemadu conceded that his side’s goal was offside, but was frustrated that the Center referee didn’t react to similar situations that involved SC Villa’s winning goal.
I was surprised to see the Ref cancelling our goal and leaving that of our opponents to stand. When a light weight side like us (Sadolin F.C) is playing away from home with such a big side like SC Villa especially, you will expect all the proceedings to rule in their favor but for today (Tuesday) it was too much. I think it was not Ntambi’s lone goal that separated the two of us but instead it was the referee’s curious decisions.
Ssemadu who was shaking his head in disbelief as he slowly trudged off the pitch at the final whistle told kawowo sports.
I think the referee is always picked when he is going to referee by the rules and common sense but not with love to one side.
The first meeting of the two sides in Bugembe was called off late in the second half after Sadolin F.C fans went wild and the ruling from FUFA disciplinary committee swung in Villa’s favor awarding them three points.
SC Villa now own the bragging rights having managed to collect six points from a new comer who takes a bulk of votes as a stubborn side.
Ntambi’s thirty eighth-minute goal ultimately proved the difference and the win lifted the Villa Park based side on top of the UPL log with 35 points.