Moses Basena began his reign as SC Villa coach with a 1-0 win over URA in the Fufa Super Eight in a match played at Namboole.
Former JMC and URA forward Ajab Abdurrahman scored the only goal in the 17thminute getting at the end of a beautiful pass from Man of the Match Ambrose Kirya.
URA started slow and failed to create havoc as the SC Villa defence led by experienced Habib Kavuma, Yusuf Mukisa and Savio Kabugo alongside 18 year old Derrick Ndahiro looked comfortable.
Sam Ssimbwa was forced to make an early substitution and shockingly, took off Steven Muguchu who appeared lively for former SC Villa winger Vitalis Tabu.
URA wasted two opportunities via the right when Peter Lwasa made wrong decisions and the hosts took a half time lead.
SC VILLA XI:
Samuel Kivumbi (GK), Yusuf Mukisa, Savio Kabugo, Habib Kavuma, Derrick Ndahiro, Lincoln Mukisa, Ismael Kabugu (Ibrahim Mugulusi), Emmanuel Ekong, Muhammad Kayongo (Mike Sserumaga) and Ajab Abdulrahman (Kenneth Ssebuliba).
Arthur Kiggundu, Yusuf Wasswa and Geoffrey Leku
Salim Wekiya (GK), Ronald Kigongo, Waibi Yesseri, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Patrick Mbowa, Siraje Sentamu, Peter Lwasa, Steven Muguchu (Vitalis Tabu), Tayo Odongo (Robert Mukongotya), Shafik Kagimu © and Robert Omunuk
Emmanuel Kalyowa (GK), Hudu Mulikyi, Joachim Ojera, Ronald Musana and Abdallah Nyanzi.