In the aftermath of Sports Club Villa’s 2-1 victory over rivals KCCA Football Club in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Saturday at Masaka Recreational Grounds, Coach Wasswa Bbosa hailed his player’s fight spirit.
“I am pretty sure that the players proved and showed the best fighting spirit. After losing the lead, it was late but we did not give up. This is the true character of champions” coach Bbosa told the club’s website.
It should be remembered that sensational midfielder Allan Kyambadde scored in the 4th minute of the game with a thunderous shot from about 25 yards out put the Jogoos in the lead on Saturday but defender Timothy Awanyi’s header canceled the advantage in the 80th minute.
The Blues however showed a fighting spirit as they restored their lead just five minutes later through Martin Kizza’s strong and sharp header to make it 2-1.
It is upon that background that the former Express FC tactician has tasked his boys to show the same fighting element up to the end of the season.
“That is how we should play at all times throughout the season. It is that character that wins games.”
The result elevated the 16-time record champions who last lifted the league title in 2004 into 4th place with 12 points after 7 games. Their next match will be a trip to Namboole stadium, where they will be facing off with the Tax Collectors of URA Football Club.
URA FC are under the tutelage of former Villa coach Ibrahim Kirya who guided them to a Uganda Cup triumph back in 2015 when they beat KCCA FC in the finals.