- Saturday March 4, 2017
- Proline Vs SC Villa – Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo @ 4pm
SC Villa will be desperate to keep title favourites KCCA in sight when they take on Proline at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo on Saturday afternoon.
The Jogoos, second on the log with four points adrift of leaders KCCA who have played one game less go into the game aware that a loss or a draw will leave their chances of claiming the title dented.
It will be the second game for Wasswa Bbosa in charge since replacing Shafik Bisaso and he says his boys are fired up for maximum points.
“KCCA have an edge given their position on the log but it’s not over yet,” said Bbosa. “But the task we have at hand is win our games and wait to see them drop points,” he added.
The fixture provides chance to Bbosa and SC Villa to win at the astro turf after losing there in the first round.
Bbosa, while with Express FC, just like SC Villa lost to KCCA 3-1 in the first round and he also drew 1-1 with Proline.
It’s a different game altogether, with a different team and we know what we want.
In the aftermath of a 1-0 win over Sadolin Paints, striker Emmanuel Okwi who has scored three goals in as many previous matches described the three points as massive and will hope his side builds on that.
For Proline Captain Gift Ali, the target is to pick maximum points over the 16-time league champions and believes they have the capacity to stop Okwi and company.
“We will combat SC Villa like any other team,” Ali told his club’s official website. “But this time we want to win. We want to play as a team and we are looking at pressing them high; putting them under pressure and at a very high temple,” he added.
The focus is for us to have the ball more than them or try to displace them each time they get into possession. This is something we can do against any league side.
SC Villa’s league top scorer, Alex Kitaata missed the win over Sadolin Paints and whether he returns to the team remains a mystery.
Okwi is expected to lead the hunt for goals while Nelson Ssenkatuka, scorer of the winner against URA will be the man tasked to bring down the Jogoos’ backline.