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SC Villa face uphill task in Arua visit

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides

Danito NSUBUGA 

With only 8 points collected from 8 league matches, record league champions SC Villa being engrained in early relegation battles.

They lie 12th on the log with only two wins have lost 4 times.

Their hosts are the best performing of the new comers so far and are currently lying in 7th having collected 14 points from their 9 matches.

Villa are fresh from a 2-1 loss to another new comer Gaddafi whereas Arua Hill managed to pick a point off Soltilo Bright Stars at Kavumba.

TEAM NEWS:

Coach Sadiq Sempigi has confirmed to the club media that strikers Alfred Leku and Samuel Kayongo are doubtful for tomorrow’s match after sustaining knocks in the the stalemate with Bright Stars.

Midfielder Ivan Eyam has been granted a compassionate leave to mourn his deceased uncle, whereas Ibrahim Faizal Azul is down with Malaria.

Innocent Maduka and Robert Eseru are also out of the encounter.

SC Villa welcome back young attacking midfielder Travis Mutyaba after he missed the Gaddafi trip due to international engagements in Tanzania.

Amir Kakomo starts his two match suspension after seeing red against Gaddafi.

Meddie Kibirige has fully recovered from his finger injury and he is expected to maintain his place in goal.

Arua Hill will move above Express and UPDF who currently occupy 6th and 5th respectively if they manage to beat Villa.

The visitors can only displace Onduparaka, the current occupants on 11th place with 10 points, should they gain maximum points.

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