By Davis Mugabi
SC Villa host UPL table toppers this afternoon at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
The good news for the visitors is that John Revita is back. The defender returned to full team training this week after missing the previous game against Police FC due to a knock he suffered in the game against Vipers SC. He is available for selection.
Although Julius Poloto and Yassar Mugerwa continued with rehabilitation this week, the game against SC Villa comes a little too early for the pair.
Defender Peter Magambo continued having individual light training this week and is yet to start full training with the squad.
Geofrey Wasswa is ruled out due to injury. They defender joins long injury concerns in Brian Kayanja and Emmanuel Wasswa who are ruled out for a while and whose return date is unknown.
Musa Ramathan, Mugume Ashraf, Wafula Innocent and Anaku Sadat are suspended.
Head to head
Both sides are the most successful football clubs in Uganda and will be facing off in match day 11 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
SC Villa have won the league title 16 times while KCCA FC has won the league title 13 times.
KCCA FC are unbeaten in 10 games so far played this term. The Kasasiro boys have won 8 games and shared spoils in two games.
SC Villa have two wins from 9 games played this term. The Jogoo have lost 4 games and shared spoils in 3 games played this season.
SC Villa have managed to score 10 goals this season and conceded 13 times while KCCA FC has scored 20 and conceded 7 goals this term.
KCCA FC lie top of the table with 26 points from 10 games while Villa have 9 points from 9 games.
In the last 21 games played between both sides, KCCA FC has won 10 and shared spoils 8 times against the SC Villa. The home side has won 3 times in the last 21 games played against KCCA FC.
KCCA FC has scored 29 goals while Villa has scored 17 goals in the last 21 games played between both sides.
KCCA FC has collected 38 points while Villa have collected 17 points from the last 21 games played between both sides.
Benjamin Ochan, D. Ochan, Mwirusi, Revita, Juma Ibrahim, Achai, Jurua, Iguma, Mazengo, Mato, Majwega, Gift Ali, Kawooya, Ayella, Mwanje, Kasirye, Kigozi, Usama, Lwanga, Bukenya, Ssenyonjo and Aheebwa
What KCCA FC Manager Morley Byekwaso says:
“We want to go all out and maintain the current form we have had this season. We know Villa have some young lads that are good on the ball and we have prepared well for them. This is a derby and games like these are never easy. So much anticipation and the magnitude of the game sometimes comes into play. I have tasked my players to manage the game very well and ensure we pick three points.”
Credit: KCCA FC website