SC Villa, KCC need to avert early crisis

Ugandan’s leading football clubs SC VILLA and KCC are in crisis as they have failed to hit top form with the 2011/12 season going into week seven. KCC and Villa have won just once in their 6 and 5 league games respectively. analyses the teams after a few games in the league and brings to you where their crisis lie.


The yellow boys have only won once in six outings having beaten bottom side UTODA F.C (4-1) in their opening match.  This was followed by losses to Water FC (2-1), (U.R.A) (2-1) a goal less draw to victors, 2-all draw with Bidco FC and a 1-0 loss against Bunamwaya on Tuesday.  Against Victors F.C, KCC played their worst game in recent years forcing Daily Monitor’s Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo to label it the most boring game he has ever watched in life.  The fans are calling on management to wield the axe on Matia Lule but he insists he is still the right man for the job. Kyazze clive of The Daily Monitor thinks Matia Lule’s failure to field Midfielder Ivan Ntege is the reason the club is facing such a crisis but this midfielder featured for entire  90 minutes against Bunamwaya but they still lost.

According to John Vianney Nsimbe of the observer, Matia Lule’s signings weren’t the options KCC needed.  He questions the signing of strikers Kenneth Igama and Peterson Mugisha who were freely released by Maroons and Express respectively after poor performance last season.  Again, the departure of Israel Emuge has created a defensive problem as Captain Richard Malinga and Omar Hitimana’s partnership has failed to  flourish and it’s the reason the club has only kept one clean sheet. If Matia Lule fails to address this problem yet he was a defender during his playing days, questions over his competence surely have to be raised. His job is however safe for now. The team scores goals but can’t defend.  Interestingly, the club owns with in its ranks the current league leading scorer in Micheal Birungi (3 goals).

As if poor form is not enough, the players are apparently threatening to put down their tools unless their wages are settled.  Is it the reason for their poor performance or Matia Lule’s tactics are lacking?  It’s a question that needs an immediate answer.


Like their counter parts KCC FC, the blues have won just one out five league games this season which was their last outing against Simba S.C, Herman Wasswa’s solitary strike last Friday earning them their Maiden win of the season.  They lost their opener 1-0 to Masaka L.C, draw 0-0 with both police and proline and then a 1- all draw against high flying waters F.C in which they scored their first league in eight matches since last season.  Un like KCC F.C the jogoos seem to improve game by game and they don’t concede regularly having registered 3 clean sheets so far.  Their main problem is scoring and this is attributed to limited creativity in the midfield. The Villa coaches have constantly fielded Fred Muhumuzza as a holding midfielder yet he, looks more comfortable in a creative position and this has affected both his game and the team’s over all play.

According to Ruben Luyombo of Super F.M, Villa’s problem still lies in cohesion as most of the players are new recruits but concurs that with time the team will hit top form and start winning games. No one doubts that but the disagreements on the technical coach between Head coach Zivo and his assistant Paul Mukatabara over tactical issues should also be ironed out if the Jogoos are to get back to winning ways other wise the bunch of talented  lads at Villa park can revamp the situation.  The confirmation rumours from Villa indicate that a crisis meeting has been called to review the performance of the coach and like Matia Lule, Zivo is living on borrowed time.  With experienced Sam Timbe club less after surprisingly being sacked by Tanzania giants Yanga F.C, Matia Lule and Zivjonvov must start winning games or else risk loosing their jobs.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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