SC Villa Vs Express – Nakivubo Stadium
SC Victoria University VS CRO FC – Nambole Stadium
Simba FC Vs Police FC – Bombo Stadium
Vipers FC Vs Kira Young – Buikwe Stadium
BUL FC Vs Bright Stars – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
URA FC Vs Soana – Mehta Stadium, Lugazi
Masaka LC Vs Proline FC – Masaka Recreational Stadium
This Friday presents 7 different fixtures on the FUFA Super league menu. A close look at the games pits 16 team record league winners, Sports Club Villa against Express at Nakivubo Stadium.
Unlike 10 years or so ago, in the build up to such a game, the media hype, fans’ expectations and players’ morale is this time round all low – thanks to a hundred reasons, some vivid with the naked eye, others completely invisible.
On October 4th, Express football club pipped arch rivals SC Villa 1 – 0 at Wankulukuku stadium during the first leg between the two teams.
As the sides face each other on Friday during the return leg, a lot of water has drained down the tunnel. Express has a new tactician (Wasswa Bbosa took over after Frank Video Anyau left), SC Villa changed the face of the playing staff with 2 players in the close season – David Bagoole (Johnson Bagoole’s young brother), Nigerian Vicent Emanayo
As you read this, Express is langishing in the relegation battle alongside Masaka L.C, Proline, Entebbe and the sure candidates, CRO.
8th placed SC Villa (on 38 points) still have a realistic chance of clinching the title as they only lie 7 off the leaders, Vipers while the biggest irony lies in Express’ serious survival against relegation.
Express Skipper William Kavuma and Allan Kyambadde are two important players that can change the fortune of the Wankulukuku based outfit as Villa’s Karim Ndugwa, a former Victors’ player will be tasked to apply his experience and a produce match winning performance, as he did against Simba last week.
SC Villa captain, Ayub Kisaliita is another threat Express should be wary of, and so are the Nigerian import Vicent Emanayo, David Bagoole and the left footed magic foot of Ronald Muganga.
Vipers Vs Kira Young:
Leaders, Vipers, still bitter about being knocked out of the Uganda Cup by URA hosts another tricky side in Kira Young at Buikwe Stadium. Ceaser Okhuti is likely to given a starting nod alongside Yunus Sentamu with Joseph Mpande orchestrating the attacks from midfield as Robert Kimuli plays in the spoiler’s role.
Goalie Ashadu Bugembe, Baker Lukoya, skipper Richard Kassaga and Bright Aguma have been the most consistent players for Kira Young all season round and the writing is on the wall they will be out to lift the side for the crucial three points.
At the nearby Mehta Stadium in Lugazi, Richard Makumbi will be returning ‘home’ as he leads Soana against home side, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), coached by Paul ‘latest’ Nkata.
URA has of late enjoyed the services of their veteran right back, Simeon Masaba. Saadi Kyeyune’s Creativity will be key as strikers Frank Kalanda and Augustine Nsumba face a well organized Soana backline.
At Namboole Stadium, bottom placed CRO led by coach Herbert Sama faces Sports Club Victoria University coached Morley Byekwaso. SCVU’s Noah Ssemakula is expected to keep the goals knocking should current form and consistence be the withstanding constants.
Kawempe based side faces the Jinja side Bul at the intimidating Kakindu play grounds while the relegation fist will transform into a real fight as Masaka L.C entertains Proline football club at the countryside Masaka Recreational Stadium.
In the battle of the forces, army side, Simba, who will still miss the suspended Fred Kajoba on the sidelines, takes on Police at Bombo Military Stadium.
Simba’s left back Dissan Ggaliwango (playing schools’ football with Buddo secondary school in Wakiso post primary qualifiers) will most likely be out the fixture.
Police’s pacy and tricky winger, Andrew Basooma will once again be tasked to lift up his team as he has always single handedly carried the cross on one fixture too many.
Enjoy the matches.
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