SC Villa produced a spirited performance in the second half to defeat Ndejje University 3-0 on Sunday evening to make it to the Round of 16 of the Uganda Cup thanks to a 3-1 aggregate triumph.
Ronald Ssekiganda, Geoffrey Wasswa, and Emmanuel Wasswa scored a goal each to ensure the former champions did not suffer an early exit.
The Jogoos came into the match hopeful of getting a favourable result to make it to the next stage after falling by a solitary goal in the first leg played at the Arena of Visions.
It was the hosts who started the match on high and had a massive chance to score after 10 minutes. However, Brian Ssali failed to find the back of the net with the goalkeeper out of position.
The visitors had a good chance to score in the 16th minute when midfielder Ssekiganda was slipped into the danger zone but Jeans Brady Wokorach pulled off an amazing save to stop him.
Neither of the two teams managed to get a goal in the first 45 minutes.
In the 62nd minute, Ssekiganda managed to capitalise on a defensive lapse to score and ensure the teams are 1-1 on aggregate.
Three minutes later, Ndejje conceded a penalty and gave their opponents a massive chance to score a vital second goal and Wasswa, who was making his debut, made no mistake from 12 yards.
His name-sake Wasswa struck the team’s third in the 71st minute to ensure the nine-time champions advanced to the Round of 16 as Ndejje now turn their attention to the Fufa Big League.