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UPL: Must Know As SC Villa, Express FC Renew Rivalry In Namboole

Friday, December 14

SC Villa vs Express FC, 4:00 PM

SC Villa will play host to Express FC in the country’s greatest sporting rivalry that will be go underway at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

This is a game that the hosts will want to win to revive their season which is on a downward spiral.

Villa are a place above the drop, 13th with 9 places. Express FC sit four places above Villa with 16 points from 11 games.

Since Bamweyana took over at SC Villa, the team has collected five points out of a nine – Won once (Nyamityobora) and drawn twice (Maroons and Ndejje).

Speaking after the Ndejje game, Villa Coach Douglas Bamweyana explained that his side gave away a cheap goal and wasted opportunities.

He revealed: “We have an attitude problem in the attacking department. There’s a lack in belief – to score.

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“We make the chances and they seem to want to pass the finishing button to the next person, or take far too long to take the opportunity and we get closed down.”

Bamweyana revealed to this website that his side has introduced boardroom tutorials as part of the training scheme.

He added: “There’s terrific adaptation to the coaching philosophy, better and sharper understanding of roles and responsibilities and much better control of games.

“There’s great reason to be hopeful that we will start to conduct the respect we deserve as a club – alongside the performance and results.”

The 16 time record winners will hope that Bashir Mutanda who has scored seven goals in the league, is at his best to gun down their town rivals. Albert Mugisa and Pius Wangi will be the other players to watch.

Express FC In High Gear

The visitors on the hand, come into the game with their head flying high after beating up on KCCA in their last fixture.

The Red eagles won 3-2 to record their first home victory against KCCA in the league since 2010.

“We have to forget about our past achievements and focus on the next challenge”, Express FC Coach Kefa Kisala told reporters on Thursday morning.

He revealed that he has a fully fit squad at his disposal, stressing that his army will go out for maximum points.

The Red Eagles have upped their performance in big games – Beating KCCA and drawing with Vipers. However, they are yet to be fully tested on the road.

Previous League Meetings:

2017/2018
Express 0-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Express

2016/17
Express 1-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 3-2 Express

2015/16
Express 0-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 3-2 Express

2014/15
Express 0-3 SC Villa
SC Villa 3-0 Express

2013/14
SC Villa 0-2 Express
SC Villa 0-1 Express

2012/13
SC Villa 0-2 Express
Express 0-1 SC Villa

2011/12
Express 0-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 0-2 Express

2010/12
SC Villa 0-0 Express
Express 0 – 1 SC Villa

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