SC Villa has condemned the violent acts by their fans during the match against Vipers in Kitende and labelled the culprits as people who want to destroy the club’s image.
Villa fans caused various damages to Vipers’ home ground including breaking the fence, after accusing referee Alex Muhabi of biased officiating. In addition, they threw bottles on the pitch and towards the VIP section. The damages are expected to be worth 10 million Uganda shillings.
The match was won by hosts SC Vipers following the lone strike of former KCCA FC player Tom Masiko 30 minutes into the first half.
SC Villa CEO released a statement explaining the unfortunate incident.
“SC Villa Jogoo wishes to condemn the acts of hooliganism at the concluded game against Vipers on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at St. Mary’s stadium Kitende which ended 1-0 in favour of Vipers and as Sc Villa Jogoo wish to express our concerns as people masquerading as club supporters to dent Sc Villa’s image.” writes SC Villa CEO Valley Mugwanya.
“We blame the police for having failed to manage the few people who were ring leaders in the act of hooliganism, throwing bottles onto the pitch and VIP section which the police failed to arrests the culprits,” the statement further reads.
SC Villa host Mbarara FC tomorrow at Masaka Recreation Ground. They are seventh on the Azam Uganda Premier League table with just 4 points collected from their 3 league games.