AUPL: SC Villa Seek for League Summit as They Take on Wobbling Saints FC

Uganda Premier League
Tuesday, try 14th March 2017
The Saints vs SC Villa
Champions stadium, Mwererwe 4:30pm

Sports club Villa have a chance to topple KCCA FC from the top of the table should they get a positive result against Saints on Tuesday.

After a 4-1 convincing victory against Onduparaka on Sunday, the Jogoos moved level on points with KCCA FC (41 points) at the league summit despite playing three more games than the defending champions.

Ahead of the game against struggling Saints at the Champions stadium, Villa head coach Wasswa hopes the team can maintain the momentum they have had in the recent games.

“The performance is gradually improving but we must make sure we keep the momentum going forward,” he said after the game against Onduparaka in Masaka.

Villa have collected 7 points out of the possible nine under Bossa who replaced Shafik Bisaso three weeks ago and he is confident the team will keep improving as the season goes on.

“We just need to make sure we address the areas where we have issues, keep ourselves focused and being consistent,” Bossa added.

With Emmanuel Okwi in sublime form, the striker is expected to continue leading the line for jogoos against the Saints. The talisman has scored six goals in as many games since his return in January.


On the other hand, The saints find themselves in the relegation mix after a series of poor results.

The army side have 23 points in 12th position just three above the drop zone and have registered just a single win in the league since the start of the year (2-0 win against BUL).

The poor run even stretches further to just one win in the last 10 league games.

Moses Basena’s side failed to earn victory conceding a late penalty against Bright stars in their last game.

The first leg meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-1 victory for SC Villa with Alex Kitata and Godfrey Lwesibawa scoring for the Jogoos while George Ssenkaba who has joined Kirinya Jinja SS pulled one back for Saints.

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