ALIVE: The Saints found their rhythm at Namboole
Saints’ Godfrey Buni tracks VCC’s Richard Banura
The Saints came alive in the FUFA Big League at Namboole and dispatched Village Club Victoria (VCC) with a 3-1 masterclass.
The Saints who had struggled for goals lately and had been dubbed draw specialists by sections of the media after drawing 4 games on the trot, found their rhythm with goals from Farook Kawooya who rounded the keeper to smash in just before halftime.
Half Time ended 1-0 to the home side. Upon resumption of play Innocent Kinyera silenced the crowd with a clever lob that beat Saints Keeper Mustafa Kasule.
EYE FOR GOAL: Kitata scored within minutes of his introduction
Saints Coach Mark Twinamatsiko pulled off Seif Ali Khamis and handed Bukenya Alex Kitata his home debut. Kitata has been injured since the opening weekend in October and within minutes of coming on, he scored to make it 2-1.
MASTERMIND: Coach Mark introduced Kitata and he scored within minutes
Brian Mutebi missed a gloroius chance but Kitata turned provider for Kawooya who beat the towering VCC keeper Stephen Okot in the air for his second of the evening and third for The Saints. Kawooya has now scored FOUR times for the Saints.
BRACE: Kawooya wheels away as he celebrates his second goal
Nicholas Odong, on for Tonny Magala beat the entire defense but his final effort was saved by the keeper. VCC until two games ago had gone five games without defeat but have now lost twice in three games.
The win, the first for the Saints at their home ground, lifted them to fourth on the table.
In the other Rwenzoru group match, Mutundwe Lions defeated Artland K 2-0. Mutundwe Lions under new coach Joseph Mutyaba have now won three games in a row and next host The Saints on Saturday at Lubiri. The match played at Lubiri SS ground, was witnessed by FUFA president Moses Magogo and the win lifted Lions to third on the table on 11 points.
Saints Captain Bwire goes for goal amidst an army of VCC defenders
Taban Amin (centre) and his handlers follow the action at Namboole
STRONG: VCC went five games without defeat at the start of this season