Umar Kasumba Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
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[/media-credit] SC Villa’s Ayub Kisalita (14) trailed by goal scorer Umar Kasumba (9) during an earlier game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

SC Villa have completed the 2016/17 Uganda Premier League season on a strong note.

The Joogos beat URA Football Club 1-0 at dampened and slippery Masaka Recreational stadium turf.

Striker Umar Kasumba was the hero with a clinical finish in the 23rd minute of the poorly attended game also watched by the club president Ben Immanuel Misagga.

Moments earlier, Rwandese Bogota Kamana Labama missed from close range when he failed to contact a cross cum shot by Shafik Kagimu in the 10th minute.

Peter Lwasa had a powerful header tipped over for a corner by goalie Samson Kirya in the 20th minute.

Kasumba looped the ball over the advancing goalie Cleo Ssetubba three minutes later – thanks to Abel Eturude’s through ball.

Seven minutes to the half time mark, SC Villa right back Joseph Nsubuga had a rare shot at goal blocked by Richard Kasaga as the Jogoos sought to seal the victory.

The second half produced no clear cut goal scoring opportunities for either sides.

Rather, it was a half decimated by numerous cautions. Godfrey Lwesibawa was culprit for the Jogoos with a foul.

The tax collectors’ Hudu Mulikyi, who played at right back for long spells in the second half was booked for a malicious tackle on second half substituent Martin Kiiza.

Other booked URA players were midfielder Saidi Kyeyune and defender Richard Kasagga.

Ibrahim Kirya’s SC Villa who had last week edged Vipers at the same facility to cement second place finish the season with 58 points.

Team Line ups:

Sports Club Villa Jogoo XI: Samson Kirya (G.K), Joseph Nsubuga, John Adriko, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Henry Katongole, Bernard Muwanga, Tadeo Lwanga (Captain), Godfrey Lwesibawa, Abel Eturude, Umar Kasumba, Mike Ndeera (55’ Martin Kiiza)

URA XI: Cleo Ssetubba (G.K), Jimmy Kulaba, Samuel Ssekitto (59’ Ali Feni Moses), Harry Gentil, Richard Kasagga Jjjuuko, Saidi Kyeyune, Peter Lwasa, Julius Mutyaba (67’ Nicholas Kagaba), Hudu Mulikyi, Labama Bogota Kamana, Shafik Kagimu

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

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