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UPL: Re-energized Villa Optimistic Ahead Of Ndejje Trip

Tuesday, December 11

Ndejje University vs SC Villa, 4:30 PM

SC Villa will look to better their recent form when they face Ndejje University Lions in Bombo, Luwero.

The side besiege the Arena of Vision with hope of picking their second victory of the season.

Villa has gained momentum since the arrival of new Coach Douglas Bamweyana who replaced Moses Basena.

Bamweyana brought on board the first maximum points for the club this season when he beat up on Nyamityobora 1-0 in Wankulukuku. The team later on shared spoils with Maroons in a game they dominated for most of the minutes at Namboole.

Villa (blue) in action. SC Villa photo.

With four points to his name, Bamweyana in two games, has equalled the number of points Basena collected for Villa in Eight attempts.

My only worry so far is in the team’s scoring department, but we are ready to go,” Bamweyana told this website on Monday afternoon.

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He added:

I am very hopeful that are going to perform better than our previous games, we are going in Bombo all guns blazing.”

Bamweyana confirmed to this website that he has a fully fit squad beside long term absentees Savio Kabugo and Brian Bwete.

Bashir Mutanda who scored and missed from the spot against Maroons in a 1-1 draw in Namboole, will be Villa’s source for goals. He has scored six goals in the campaign.

Ndejje University In Turmoil

Shortly after the Big league final 1-0 victory over Nyamityobora on 20 May in Lugogo, Ndejje University’s coach Raymond Komakech told the press that his major aim will be helping the club to avoid relegation.

Ndejje (dark blue and yellow) defeated Mbarara in Bombo. Courtesy photo

Ten games into the season, Ndejje is in the drop zone – 14 on the log with 7 points. Komakech’s promise may prove to be a mission impossible.

Together with URA and Paidha, Ndejje have scored the least number of goals this season – five.

The club’s only two wins came against fellow promoted sides – Mbarara City and Nyamityobora – all coming at the Arena of visions.

Ndejje team has been resolute, but has given up at the closing stages of most of the games. Courtesy photo

Ndejje were on their way for a point in their last outing before KCCA FC mounted a late surge to eventually win 3-1 at Lugogo.

Komakech, while speaking after the loss, briefly noted:

You know when you struggle so hard and give it all the best and a goal is cheaply given it demoralises the players but I believe we’ll go back and try working on our mentality because that is football.”

Ndejje’s big problem so far has been their lack of quality in their squad. Addressing this issue, Komakech added:

90% of the team haven’t played in the Uganda Premier League and so it’s their first time. But with the games we are playing, everyday they are improving and learning something from it.”

The club may continue to play Eric Kibowa (Vipers loan) in goal. Ronaldo Odokonyera, Ntege Anwar and Matovu Sam must be great pillars if they are to upset SC Villa.

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