Uganda Premier League
SC Villa vs URA FC
Luzira Prisons Grounds, Luzira
Friday, 01-11-2019 @4pm
LUZIRA – After a while without football, SC Villa will return to action on Friday afternoon when they host URA FC in the Uganda Premier League.
The game should have been played on Wednesday but due to the unavailability of the Mandela National Stadium, it was postponed to Friday.
With Namboole still closed, it will take place at the Luzira Prisons Stadium, the home of Maroons FC.
SC Villa were last in action on the 12th of October which is exactly 19 days ago.
In their last fixture, they drew 0-0 with Maroons, a result that must have disappointed the Jogoos as the only thing that stood in their way of three points was the brilliance of opposing custodian Hannington Ssebwalunyo.
Three points will be the target for Villa on Friday but they will have to overcome the rust issue.
“We have not been in action for a while and that will be our only concern going into the game, noted SC Villa head coach Edward Kaziba
“We last played a game over two weeks ago but we will hope that does not affect us as we eye three valuable points off a very good side.”
Villa have been performing unexpectedly well since the season started.
In their first 9 games, they have managed to collect an impressive 16 points and for a team that fought relegation last season, they have improved immensely.
Starting the day in fourth spot, the Jogoos will climb into third with a victory over URA FC.
For the Tax Collectors, they are enduring a poor season as per their standards.
Since the league started, they have won just two games all seasons and those two victories have been hard to come by.
After defeating Maroons 3-0 on opening day, it took them six match-days before they beat Onduparaka 2-1 away from home.
The pressure is mounting on head coach Sam Simbwa and a run of poor results may see him become the latest coach to be fired.
Like Villa, URA’s last league game came on November 12th when they drew 0-0 at home to Mbarara City FC.
This will be the 19th meeting between the two sides since September 2010.
In the past 18 games, URA has won 6, Villa 5 with the other 7 games all ending in draws.
This fixture has not produced an away victory since URA beat SC Villa 4-0 in 2013.
Last Season, the Tax Collectors took four points off SC Villa, including one in the 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.
SC Villa come into the game on an 8 game unbeaten run (D4 L4).
At home, the Jogoos are yet to lose a game this season, drawing twice and winning the other two of their four games so far.
URA, on the other hand, have also not lost in their last four games (W1 D3).
Away from home, Sam Simbwa’s side have collected four points out of a possible 9 so far this season.
The other game on Friday
-BUL FC vs Kyetume FC @4:30pm