- Sunday February 25, 2017
- SC Villa Vs Sadolin Paints – Nakivubo, 4:00pm
For the first time since November 2nd, Wasswa Bbosa returns to the dugout as Head Coach but not at Express FC.
The former Uganda Cranes midfielder is now in the hot seat at SC Villa and takes charge of his first game a couple of days after replacing Shafik Bisaso who was axed for drawing three successive league games and exiting the Uganda Cup at an early stage at the expense of lower tier side, Kiboga United.
The Blues host an equally struggling Sadolin Paints who have lost their previous two games but it’s the home side and Bbosa in particular that will be under pressure.
Bbosa’s appointment was greeted with some anger from a section of SC Villa fans and only maximum points, especially on his debut can give him comfort.
It remains to be seen how his team will line up but he is not entirely new to the club as he is credited for grooming some of the club’s treasured players at the moment.
Current team Captain Taddeo Lwanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa and Henry Katongole, returning from suspension all got their first test of top tier football under Bbosa.
Second with a point behind leaders KCCA (before Onduparaka game), the hosts know that nothing short of maximum points will leave their title dream completely shattered.
Emmanuel Okwi and Alex Kitaata are expected to continue leading the line but it’s at the back where question marks linger.
Katongole and Paul Mbowa were serving a ban and missed the draw against Lweza with Ibrahim Kiyemba and Bernard Muwanga playing at the heart of defence and whether they maintain their slots, remains a big question.
Lwesibawa is also doubtful for the clash against a side that handed the 16-time league winners their first maximum points this season.
For the visitors, the game presents a chance for redemption against opponents playing under pressure.