SC Villa completed a double over Sudan’s Khartoum Al Watani in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round thanks to a 1-0 win at Nakivubo on Saturday.
Godfrey Lwesibawa netted the only goal of the game in the first half to dump the Sudan side out of the competition 2-0 on aggregate but how did the home boys rate on the day.
Nicholas Sebwato 6.5: He put his side in trouble when he gave away a penalty after 12 minutes but then made it up with a save to deny Abdalgbar Nagim. He also made more two match winning saves as Khartoum threatened constantly.
Misi Katende 5.0: He started slowly in the first half when Khartoum decided to use his side as the avenue but regained his confidence in the second half. He pivoted so well to head away dangerous crosses from the right wing.
Isaac Muleme 7.5: SC Villa’s best player on the day. He was effective on the offensive as well as defensively. He kept his cool even when danger man Atif El Tayeb consistently threatened in the second half. He assisted the goal with a marvelous cross.
Jonathan Mugabi 5.0: The team captain was so poor in the first half as his decision making remained so questionable. Besides, he was beaten for pace by Michael Birungi and Atif. He only improved after recess.
Henry Katongole 5.0: He looked timid at the heart of defence and even failed to make easy clearances. Nevertheless, his aerial presence was felt by the Khartoum attackers.
Patrick Mbowa 6.0: He was SC Villa’s best player before rain interrupted the game. He read the game well, made brilliant interceptions and his range of passing was fantastic. He was never the same player after the rains.
Taddeo Lwanga 6.5: No player covered more ground than Lwanga. He chased after every ball in the middle of the pack and kept whoever in possession under check. He ought to improve his passing when he wins the ball though.
Godffrey Lwesibawa 5.5: He was in the right place at right time when he headed home the winner. Besides that, he was missing in action.
Mike Sserumaga 5.0: A disappointing performance from the veteran but passed the ball well at times. The hosts played with a man less whenever not in possession as he was nowhere to be seen.
Robert Achema 5.5: He was involved in the lead up to the goal but often over held the ball instead of passing to teammates. I think he more effective through the middle than out wide.
Umar Kasumba 5.0: A goal remains elusive for the ex-Police FC striker and struggled in the game. His position remains suspect.
Mike Ndera 5.0: He replaced Lwesibawa at half time but failed to make any impact.
Ambrose Kirya 5.0: He re-energized the attack when he came on and his ability to take the game to opponents troubled the opponents.
Martin Kizza 6.0: SC Villa’s best performer from the bench. He helped Muleme in defence against the dangerous El Tayeb and was a threat when in attack.