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SC VILLA vs KYETUME: The Slaughters take survival fight to Bombo

Edwardo Kaziba will take charge of his 50th league game for SC Villa since taking over from Douglas Bamweyana.

DANITO NSUBUGA

Fresh from a season defining victory over title chasing URA, Kyetume will hope to close the gap on 13th placed Busoga United.

Kyetume are sitting 14th on the log with 23 points, 3 behind the safe Busoga.

SC Villa on the other hand had a fairly good game after drawing 1-1 with Police FC at Lugogo.

Villa will be seeking to end a winless run of 9 games having last tested victory on the first day of round 2.

Head to Head

The two teams have met 3 times since Kyetume’s elevation to the top flight.

Kyetume has won once and Villa once with a single draw recorded.

Villa edged the reverse fixture at Njeru was taken by SC Villa thanks to a Salim Abdallah strike.

Key stats

▪︎ SC Villa have conceded more goals than scored this season. 27 against 28

▪︎ The Jogoos have won a total of 8 games this season. 5 have come at home and 3 away

▪︎ Edwardo Kaziba will take charge of his 50th league game for SC Villa since taking over from Douglas Bamweyana.

▪︎ Kyetume haven’t won any game on the road this term. They have lost 7 and drawn 5 of their 12 away matches.

Team news:

Defender Gavin Kizito will serve his final match of the suspension for the straight red card against Vipers at Bombo.

The other missing players are long term absentees Benson Muhindo, Andrew Kiwanuka and Moses Kiggundu.

Kyetume will not travel with captain Mujuzi Mustafa who is still recovering from injury.

Sharif Saaka and Emmanuel Obua have also not been passed fit.

First choice goal keeper Joel Mutakubwa is still serving a club suspension, whereas defender Benon Tahomera underwent an operation and he is ruled out for the rest of the season.

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