Uganda Premier League
Tooro United FC vs SC Villa
St. Paul National Seminary Grounds, Fortportal
Saturday, 07-03-2020 @4pm
SC Villa will be hoping to continue their brilliant season when they take on Tooro United FC at the St. Paul National Seminary Grounds in Fortportal on Saturday.
The Jogoos who struggled at the wrong end of the table for the entire 2018/19 season, have so far been the surprise of this campaign.
After a slow start, Edward Kaziba’s side stepped up and have eventually climbed up the table in inspiring fashion.
They currently sit 3rd on the log with 43 points from 24 games.
Although, realistically, they can not win the title, they are just 11 points off top spot.
They will be looking at winning as many points as possible before the season winds down.
After losing to BUL FC, a defeat that an end to a three-match winning run, the Jogoos responded in inspired fashion as they came from a goal down to defeat Bright Stars FC 7 days ago.
Still in the Uganda Cup, Villa will hope to maintain the winning momentum as we head into the final bend of the season.
“Our target is to win as many games as possible so as to finish the campaign on a high, noted Villa’s assistant coach Ibrahim Kirya.
“Winning our last game gives us momentum but we have to show that we are consistent enough as we win on Saturday.
“Tooro will not be an easy fixture as they are at home and fighting for their lives but we have the players to get the job done.”
Tooro are indeed fighting for their lives.
The Fortportal based side will start the day bottom of the log and desperate for points.
They have had a troubled campaign and how they would love to end it on a high.
Tooro are still in the Cup but beating the drop is their biggest priority.
Off a loss to Proline FC away from home, a return to Fortportal where they last defeated Police FC will also work as motivation for Muhammad Kiseka and his boys.
This will be the 14th meeting between the two sides since October 2013.
In their previous 13 match-ups, Villa have won 7, Tooro 2 while the other 4 have all ended in draws.
Villa heads into the game unbeaten in their last three visits to Tooro United (W2 D1).
Last season, Tooro took four points off Villa including a 0-0 draw in Fortportal.
The first meeting between the two sides this season ended in a 4-0 victory for the Jogoos.
Tooro heads into the game having won only two of their last 13 league games (D3 L8).
However, at home, Kiseka’s side are unbeaten in their last three encounters, winning both of the last two and drawing the other.
For Villa, they head into the game having won five of their last 7 league games (D1 L1).
However, away from home, they have won only one of their last five (D1 L3).