Two controversial goals scored by Bobosi Byaruhanga and Milton Kalisa gave vipers SC a ticket to the semifinals of the StanbicUganda cup.
Drama and tension were witnessed at Bombo military grounds as SC Villa and Vipers were battling in the second leg of the Semifinalin Stanbic Uganda cup. Villa’s technical bench, players and fans were divided upon the decision taken by Ronald Madanda( center referee)on the goals score by Vipers.
Vipers’ first controversial goal was scored by Bobosi Byaruhanga in the 28′ minute of the game. The goal came from a free kick cross byBobosi himself forcing a mistake by Derrick Ndahiro of Villa who knocked the ball into his net. But the ball however is said to have been picked by Ssenkooto, Villa’s goalkeeper before it completely reached the back of the net.
SC Villa funs, technical bench and the players didn’t over react on this goal, hopping to equalize with the game was still open. In the 61’minute, things became worse for the Jogos who had to continue playing with a man down.
Ronald Sekiganda, who scored the equalizer for villa in the first legwas given a red card for a dangerous tackle from on Bobosi Byaruhanga. The red card put SC Villa in difficult times, having to look for an equalizer as well as defend themselves from coinciding more goals from Vipers who were attacking endlessly.
In the 76′ minute the drama and tension reached boiling point. Areferee’s decision of approving Milton’s goal off the bar and out ofthe goal, forcing a clearance by Villa’s defense. The goal fueled debates among the supporters and Villa’s technical bench claiming it was not valid.
This tension resulted into attack on the referee and his lines men by Villa fans and players, disagreeing with their decisions. Some of the technical team of SC Villa and funs on the net were seen calling off players to leave the field. It took some good minutes for the match officials to convince the Villa players to return to the pitch and complete the match.
After the match, Villa players were seen attacking the center referee but this did not SC Vipers from celebrating their victory.
It is not the first time for the game between the two teams to end in a fist-fight. Villa’s funs destroyed St Mary’s stadium in Kitende in one of the Uganda premiere league matches over false allegations that Dr. Mulindwa had bribed the referees. This lead to the banning of some Villa fans from entering St. Maris stadium.
Following the victory, Vipers have now joined Bul fc in the semifinals with an aggregate of 3:1.