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UPL: SC Villa Bank On Impressive Record As They Visit Tooro

Wednesday, November 21
Tooro United Vs SC Villa

SC Villa are already in Fort portal for their encounter with Tooro United in the StarTimes Uganda Premier league.

The visitors are seated at the rock bottom with three points from seven games. Villa are the only league side without a win, so far.

However, the team will be having it in their minds that Tooro is a suitable opponent to pick their first maximum points from.

Tooro United in training. Courtesy photo

SC Villa have got a decent record against the hosts and will seek to capitalise on that: Villa have won six, drawn thrice and lost only once against Tooro (Soana FC).

The Jogoos beat up on Tooro United home and away last season. Abdumalick Vitalis Tabu scored the lone goal in Masaka before Martin Kiiza and Allan Kyambadde scored one each in Kavumba for Villa’s Misagga then, to win 1-0 and 2-1.

Tooro’s only league win against Villa tracks back to 2015 when they won 2-1 at Kavumba in a closely contested affair.

Allan Kayiwa is a big threat

Patrick ‘Crespo’ Asiku opened the scoring for the Soana in the first half before Robert Achema levelled matters at the hour mark. Allan Kayiwa scored late in the game to deny Antonio Flores’ charges a point.

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However, much as charged since: Tooro United have now moved to Kavumba and hosts in Fort Portal at the Buhinga Stadium. Many of Villa’s players for the concluded season transferred to Villa, including Coach Wasswa Bbosa.

However, Bbosa will miss the encounter as he is still in Juba with the Kobs team that lost 2-1 to South Sudan on aggregate in the AFCON U23 qualifiers.

Coach Bbosa will miss the encounter

Bbosa will be deputised by his assistant Eric Ndifuna. Godfrey Lwesibawa and Meddie Kibirige will also not be available due to the Sand Cranes duty.

For the visitors, Savio Kabugo is sidelined with an injury while Derick Ndahiro (Rwanda U23 team) and Joseph Ssemujju (Uganda U23) are not available.

Tooro United’s Mike Kawooya noted ahead of the game: “We are not going to give Villa a chance, the boys are ready and in good shape to fight for the whole points. The fans should come and expect a positive result.”

Assistant Coach Ndifuna also vowed that his side will be playing for nothing but a win.

Tooro are seated just a place above the drop zone: The side have collected five points from seven league games.

Tooro’s only win came on the road, against BUL FC, courtesy of Allan Kayiwa’s lone strike in Njeru. The side shared spoils with Paidha and Onduparaka FC. KCCA, Kirinya Jinja and Express have beaten up on Tooro this season.

Villa fans are yet to taste the sweetness of a league victory. Courtesy photo.

Villa’s three points have come in draws against URA, Bright Stars and Kirinya Jinja. Moses Basena’s charges have lost against KCCA, Mbarara City, Vipers and Onduparaka FC.

The Last Five Seasons:

2017/18
Tooro United 0-2 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Tooro United

2016/17
Tooro United 0-2 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-1 Tooro United

2015/16
SC Villa 3-3 Tooro United
Tooro United 2-1 SC Villa

2014/15
Tooro United 1-3 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Tooro United

2013/14
SC Villa 1-1 Tooro United
Tooro United 0-2 SC Villa

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