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How SC Villa rated against Soltilo Bright Stars in their first away victory of the season

Danito NSUBUGA

The Jogoos clinched a hard grilled victory over the tough Soltilo Bright Stars who were yet to lose any match this season.

Asaph Mwebaze’s men created the most opportunities on the rain soaked evening but it was the visitors who left Kavumba smiling.

This is how we rated the victors on the evening.

Meddie Kibirige.

Kibirige is well synonymous with the goal posts at Kavumba after having played there for most of his career with the defunct Soana.

In what was his first appearance of the season, Kibirige shows why Magera has a very big headache on him of whether to retain the in form Martin Elungat or stick with Kibirige.

The best highlight came in the 40th minute when he blocked Noordin Bunjo’s ferocious low shot that was celebrated by many spectators as a goal. 8.0

Fred Agandu

Had a torrid evening facing the crafty Meddie Kyeyune in the first period and had to deal with Emmanuel Loki’s pace in the second period.

An improvement on what he managed against Busoga United. 6.0

Hassan Musana

The former KCCA man is one of the few experienced members of Magera’s squad and he showed his expertise while dealing with Yasin Mugume and Bunjo who always loved to tease him.

Spared some time to overlap and dropped in a few crosses. 7.0

Gift Fred.

The star man of the evening showed why he ties Villa’s armband.

Commanded his defense well, made a series of interceptions and won many aerial battles against Nelson Senkatuka.

The biggest highlight came late in the match when he blocked Emmanuel Loki’s shot that was bound for goal in the 87th minute. 9.0

Kenneth Semakula

His intelligent play and positioning is a big plus for the Villa defensive department.

Marshaled the defense well and also instigated a few attacks, Flawless. 8.0

Davis Sekajja

A mainstay in Jackson Magera’s team

The former national U-20 midfielder has started all Villa games this season and that’s by no mistake.

Growing progressively in stature and showed good game intelligence on a very slippery pitch. 8.0

Ivan Sserubiri

Made his return from injury and showed why Jackson Magera holds him in high regard.

Dictated play and fought for every ball in midfield. Placed a few passes wrongly which called for some groans from the fans but he had an A game. 8.5

Ivan Bogere

Another former U-20 international in Villa’s ranks but Bogere is yet to find his ground at Villa.

Provided a few glimpses of what he can do but wasted a few opportunities. He has Magera’s trust after all.

Substituted for Kakande. 7.0

Charles Bbaale

The match winner made a perfect turn to connect with Kafumbe’s well weighed cross to put yh Jogoos infront.

Guilty of missing a sitter later on which would have released pressure off his mates. 8.5

Seif Batte

Villa’s number 9 played a key role in the build up to Bbaale’s goal.

Held play well and ran his socks off. Needs to be more clinical though when chances present themselves. 7.5

Joseph Kafumbe

Produced the assist to Bbaale with a perfectly weighed cross.

Kafumbe also provided some cover to his left back but most of his crosses went wayward. 7.0.

Substitutes.

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