Sports Club Villa returns to League action this Saturday against Bright Stars at 4 pm Ugandan Time at Bombo Military Barracks Grounds.
The Jogoos started the month of May by confirming a slot in the quarter-finals of the Uganda Cup. The team did this by putting aside Onduparaka on a 1-0 goal aggregate.
Matchday 22 is the first league game of the month. The Jogoos come into this game without a win in 5 previous league games.
This game against Bright Stars is an opportunity for Kaziba’s boys to rejuvenate their league form.
When the two sides met in the first round at Kavumba Recreation Centre, the Jogoos scored once in each half to emerge as 1-2 victors. In that game, Fred Agandu scored his first goal for Villa and midfielder Nicholas Kabonge also scored his fifth of the season.
The Jogoos are 8th in the league with 31 points, 2 points below tomorrow’s opponent Bright Stars in 6th position.
Bright Stars come into this fixture on the back of Uganda Cup elimination by Police. In the league, they beat KCCA 0-2 in Lugogo.
Bright Stars have conceded 24 goals(1 more than Villa) from 21 games played this season.
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Andrew Kiwanuka remains sidelined.
Goffin joins the injury list with an ankle injury sustained during the Onduparaka game.
Ronald Olaki will also have to pass a late fitness test to feature in this game.
Sadam Masereka returned to full team training and will be available for selection.
Ronald Ssekiganda is also fully fit after making a late entry into the team that played the Uganda Cup second leg against Onduparaka.
Benson Muhindo continues his rehabilitation.
“We have prepared very well for this game. We had some adequate time to prepare for this game as compared to the Uganda Cup ties.
“Without any suspensions, we have been hit by some injuries like Goffin and Olaki. Olaki limped off yesterday’s intense training and the doctors will have to assess him for the severity of his injury.
“On a brighter note, Sadam is back into training and the rest of my players are mentally and physically available.
“We need to win this game to move up on the league table.”
SC Villa 2-1 Bright Stars
Goals By: Fred Agandu and Nicholas Kabonge.
SC Villa 2-1 Bright Stars 28/02/2020.
SC Villa 1-1 Bright Stars 06/02/2019.
SC Villa 5-3 Bright Stars 15/11/2016.
SC Villa 3-0 Bright Stars 24/05/2016.
SC Villa 1-0 Bright Stars 19/12/2014.
Due to the strict COVID-19 pandemic standard operating procedures, only 200 registered members will be allowed into the stadium based on first come first serve.