Uganda Premier League
Mbarara City FC Vs SC Villa
Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
Saturday, 28th April 2018
The game between Mbarara City FC and Sports Club Villa is important for either side as they seek to keep their respective ambitions afloat.
With SC Villa still in the title race, maximum points on Saturday would draw them close to run away leaders Vipers SC who secured a hard fought and emphatic win against fellow title contenders KCCA FC on Friday.
On the other hand, Mbarara City FC find themselves struggling for their safety and every other game at the moment feels like a final for the Ankole Lions.
The Jogoos go into the game without head coach Wasswa Bossa who starts his four touchline match ban and his assistant Paul Mukatabala will take charge.
Current club top scorer with nine goals Martin Kiiza is also out suspended after accumulating yellow cards.
Mbarara City will hope the motivation earned from their win against BUL FC in their last home game will be enough to spur them past visiting Villa.
The first leg meeting at Masaka Recreation Ground ended in a 1-0 win for Villa. Mbarara City FC is 14th on the table with 26 points while Villa use second on 49 points.