Uganda Cup 2014/15 Semi-finals:
BUL F.C Vs SC Villa – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
Sunday, 26th April 2015
Jinja based Uganda premier league club, Bul F.C hosts Kampala side, Sports Club Villa in the first leg of the 41st edition of the Uganda Cup.
SC Villa is looking for their 9th Uganda Cup title as Bul who have pitched camp at Marble Hotel in Njeru seeks for the maiden honour.
The two clubs have enjoyed a great spell of form since the second round started, and in the cup they have been unstoppable.
Both clubs terminated the services of their respective head coaches and they are run on care taker management.
BUL parted ways with Kefa Kisala and Joseph Mutyaba has since taken over the reins of the club on interim basis.
On the other hand, a bloody row between SC Villa and former coach, Sam Ssimbwa forced the latter to depart the club on mutual consent.
Milton Kalisa has been a great pillar for BUL throughout the season, coming off the bench to score important goals for the club.
The Jinja side’s team skipper, Patrick ‘Crespo’ Asiku offers the perfect leadership abilities as well as the aerial advantage upfront.
Play maker, Hood Mayanja will be called upon once again to match to the demand of ball retention as he faces players with his similar abilities in Ronald Muganga, Augustine Nsumba and Steven Bengo.
For team SC Villa, they approach the away tie cautious and well aware of the prize at stake.
Nigerian goal poacher, Victor Emenayo, who notched a brace in the team’s 1-3 result at Soana on Friday will be the main source for goals.
Erisa Ssekisambu, Chrysostom Ntambi, the Isaac duo of Isaac Kirabira and Muleme are the other SC Villa talismen.
Path to Semi Finals:
SC Villa kick started the campaign when they eliminated Kampala regional side, Azam F.C 4-1 in FIFA Post match penalties after a 0-0 draw at Nakivubo stadium in the round of 64.
Busia Fisheries skipped the trip to Nakivubo at the round of 32 before getting the better of Proline in the last 16 teams battle.
Isaac Muleme scored a late goal in extra time to help SC Villa eliminated the 2013 winners, Sports Club Villa in the semi finals.
How BUL progressed:
BUL beat Corporate XI at the 64 stage, edged Kira Young at the last 32, over before overcoming Buganda regional team, Masavu and got the better of Kawempe based Bright Stars 1-2 at the dreaded Mweerere in the quarter finals.
The other semi final first leg shall be played in Kampala at the KCCA Stadium when Lweza visit Kampala City Counicl.
KCC, like SC Villa are also looking for their 9th Uganda Cup title.
The second leg of the semi finals will be played at Nakivubo stadium on Sunday, 3rd March 2015.
The winner of the Uganda Cup represents the country at the CAF Confederations Cup.