Life and death affair as relegation battling UPDF host title chasing Villa

By: David Gombe

UPDF welcomes SC Villa at Bombo Barracks grounds, days after being docked off 3 points for fielding Sulaiman Majanjaro who was ineligible to play against BUL FC during their league on 24th April 2018.

This contest comes at the time when both sides have different ambitions with Villa chasing the league title whereas UPDF is fighting to beat the drop.

Following the ruling UPDF find themselves at the negative end of the AUPL table and are currently sitting 15th on the log with 26 points.

SC Villa coming into this contest they find themselves second placed with 53 points and trailing 5 points off leaders Vipers but with a game less.

The first round encounter between the two sides saw Villa edging UPDF 1-0 at Masaka recreation grounds last year.

Form guide
SC Villa : WDLWW

On the road SC Villa has registered 4 wins, drawn 6 and only losing to Vipers and KCCA this season.

Wasswa Bbosa the Villa head coach will be serving his third game of the 4 match touchline ban, his assistant Paul Mukatabala will again take charge.

Joseph Nsubuga and Henry Katongole return for Villa after recovering from respective injuries. The record champions will look up to Martin Kizza, goalkeeper Samson Kirya and George Senkaba for inspiration.

Sulaiman Majanjaro, Ezekiel Kitende and Abdunoor Lukwata Joseph Janjali will
be entrusted with the task of guiding the home side to maximum points.

SC Villa need nothing other than victory to keep pressure on table leaders Vipers, whereas the army side need to win all their remaining games including this encounter to guarantee topflight football next season.

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