UPL: Tues, 25th November 2014
Entebbe F.C Vs SC Villa
At Nakivubo Stadium

16 time record league champions, Sports Club Villa makes the shortest trip to Nakivubo Stadium to face Entebbe football club.
A victory for SC Villa on Tuesday will see them climb aloft the league summit.
At the moment, both teams approach the fixture with similar backyard problems – non payment of players’ wages and salaries.

Entebbe players last received pay cheques as far back as 5 months ago whilst SC Villa, who started the season on a high note (after the arrival of new club president, Ben Misagga) has not paid the team staff for the last 2 months.
Perhaps, the on field results have been a contrast. SC Villa is second with 19 points and bitterly for Entebbe F.C, they swim in the relegation waters with just 6 points from 8 games having scored just a goal (against Soana F.C).

The fixture at Nakivubo presents both teams to fight for the three points at hand.
“We plan to play our heart out and get the 3 points to go top” Sam Ssimbwa, SC Villa coach said at the team’s Monday training session.

His counterpart at Entebbe F.C, Matia Lule, is still pondering how players at his club who miss lunch and have not being paid for the last 4 or so months still manage to turn up for training and play with diligence.
“Some times I credit my players for the team spirit otherwise the conditions are alarming” Lule said at the team’s training session held at Old Kampala school play grounds.

SC Villa will miss Ronald Muganga (malaria) and Moses Gale (knee) while Entebbe’s goal keeper Samson Kirya, who picked a chest knock in the club’s goal less home draw against Police and midfielder, Adam Ali are all out.
Entebbe F.C left back and team skipper, Sunday Mukiibi is also out with a twisted ankle.
This implies Entebbe will have just one goal keeper (Ismail Sseruggwa) on the team in the Tuesday game.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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