Sports Club Villa Players last season during a football engagement Credit: John Batanudde

The internal administrative woes at Sports Club Villa are far from over.

Barely three days to the official kick-off of the 2021-22 Uganda Premier League, the Jogoos are missing on the final fixtures released.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) fronts the issue of “governance” for the absence of the 16-time Uganda Premier League winners.

The club was expected to go to polls on 23rd October 2021 but the Trustees requested an additional three months to sort themselves as they put their house in order.

Gerald Ssendawula, Fred Kawuma and interim SC Villa chairman William Nkemba during their latest interface with the media at Kamwokya Credit: John Batanudde

The league officially kicks off on Friday with three games on the menu; Express takes on Arua Hill at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, Mbarara City hosts Soltilo Bright Stars at Kakyeka Stadium and Onduparaka entertains UPDF at the Greenlight Stadium.

It is good news for Busoga United who were missing on the first draft fixtures earlier released.

Busoga United will face newly promoted Gaddafi at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe, a suburb of Jinja city in one of the three Sunday games.

The other two Sunday games will see the 2005 Uganda Premier League champions Police hosting the newly crowned Stanbic Uganda Cup winners Vipers at the MTN Omond Stadium, Lugogo.

Vipers play Police away on Sunday, 17th October 2021 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo Credit: John Batanudde

Meanwhile, Wakiso Giants will be at home to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.

On matchday one, three clubs will not be in action; Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Tooro United, and definitely Sports Club Villa.

URA is still in the CAF Confederation Cup as they play Egyptian side Al Masry on Saturday at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Matchday 1 Fixtures (All Matches Kick-off at 3 PM)

Friday, 15th October 2021:

  • Express Vs Arua – Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
  • Mbarara City Vs Soltilo Bright Stars – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara City
  • Onduparaka Vs UPDF – Green Light Stadium, Arua City

Sunday, 17th October 2021:

  • Police Vs Vipers – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
  • Wakiso Giants Vs KCCA – Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium, Wakiso
  • Gaddafi Vs Busoga United – Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe

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

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