- Sunday February 12, 2017
- JMC Hippos Vs SC Villa – Kakindu @ 4pm
Record league winners SC Villa have a chance to cut the gap on leaders KCCA but must beat JMC Hippos at Kakindu.
The Jogoos play their second match of the second round away from home this Sunday after firing blanks against Bright Stars at Mwererwe on Tuesday.
With KCCA not in action on the day, Shafik Bisaso’s men, who sit second on the log with 32 points, three adrift of the champions will move level on same points and if they win with a margin of four goals, they will go top of the league for the first time this season.
“It’s a very important match for us,” said SC Villa’s Shafik Bisaso. “The team has prepared well for the tie we are yet to reach the level we were on towards the end of the first round,” he added.
Midfielder Godfrey Lwesibawa is also confident the Jogoos will leave Kakindu with maximum points.
“We can’t afford to slip up against JMC Hippos,” he told Kawowo Sports.
Ambrose Kirya decided the reverse fixture against his former employers and will be eager to replicate similar form.
JMC Hippos are bottom of the league with five points and remain winless in 16 matches played this season.