Uganda Premier League
BUL FC vs SC Villa
FUFA Technical Center, Njeru
Sunday, 23-02-2020 @4pm
SC Villa are continuing to have an unbelievably good season and continue to impress the neutrals.
They were tipped to struggle after having a troubled 2018/19 campaign and failing to bolster their squad in the off season, but Edward Kaziba’s side have done the complete opposite.
Currently, they sit third on the table, with some of their fans dreaming of a 17th league title.
In the eyes of many, the title is realistically out of their reach as they sit 10 points off the top but after recent results, how dare they not to dream.
Leaders Vipers SC lost to URA FC on Friday, a day before second placed KCCA FC drew at home to Express FC.
Those two results mean Villa will realistically get into the conversation with victory away to BUL FC on Sunday.
Three points will see Kaziba’s men move to within three points of the Kasasiros and seven behind the Venoms.
They head Wednesday’s fixture on a seven match unbeaten run, winning six and drawing the other.
In their last game, the powered to a commanding 1-0 victory over Onduparaka FC and that after a round of 32 defeat of Kajjansi United in the cup.
Speaking ahead of the game on Wednesday, Villa head Edward Kaziba says his side are not thinking about the title as yet.
“Our target is to win the game against BUL FC and that is all we are thinking about, said Kaziba.
“We are not thinking about the title because we are just outsiders at the moment.
“We will try to win the next game and the game after and we see where it takes us at the end of the season.”
For BUL, they are currently in a difficult period as they can not seem to win a game of football.
The Jinja based side are on a 10-match winless run, losing 8 and drawing the other two in all competitions.
Arthur Kyesimira was hired after sacking Peter Onen in an attempt to steady the ship but it is yet to be.
During his time, BUL have picked up just a point in four games. The point was earned in Kyesimira’s maiden game in charge, drawing 0-0 against Wakiso Giants FC.
After that, they have lost gone on to lose to Busoga United, Vipers SC and Proline FC.
Against an inform Villa side, BUL will feel like underdogs and will know that it will take some effort to return to winning ways.
This will be 16th meeting between the two sides since December 2011.
In the past 15 meetings, Villa has won 7, BUL 3 while the other 5 have all ended in draws.
Despite Villa dominating The fixture, they have not won in the last four with BUL winning twice and the other two both ending in draws.
Last season, BUL took four points off Villa, drawing at home and winning away.
The first meeting between the two this season ended in a 1-1 draw.
BUL heads into the game without victory in their last 9 league games (D3 L6).
At home, Kyesimira’s side are winless in four, drawing two and losing as many.
For Villa, they head into the contest having won four and drawn one of their past five league games.
However, away from home, they have won just one of their last four (D1 L2).