By: Danito Nsubuga
SC Villa Vs Vipers SC
Venue: Masaka Rec. Grounds
Tue: 17th, 04, 2018.
SC Villa will cement their place at the summit of the Uganda premier league if they manage to beat a Vipers team that has always loved to play against them.
The two big wigs of Ugandan football face off in a title clincher tomorrow at Masaka recreation ground, a venue where SC Villa has not lost a football match since relocating from the defunct Nakivubo stadium.
“This is one of the biggest games of the season , we look up to it as a defining moment in our season. If we manage to win it, we shall have done ourselves a huge favor as regards clinching the championship is concerned “
Asserted Mukatabala, the SC Villa assistant coach.
The previous 15 meetings between the two teams have been dominated by Vipers who have won 7 and drawn 6 against SC Villa’s 2 wins, a double they managed last season.
The opposite fixture this season saw Vipers edge Villa 1-0 in a match that was dominated by ugly scenes off the fields. Villa later lost 2 points, a punishment for their fans’ misdemeanors .
If he manages to shake off a minor injury, Tadeo Lwanga the former Villa skipper will face the team he captained to victory for the time Villa beat Vipers last season.
Dan Birikwalira and Yayo Lutimba may not feature in this one but Duncan Seninde will be readily available to deputise at left back
SC Villa boast of a fully fit squad and John Adriko is expected to return after sitting out the match against Police FC, Athur Kigundu is also another option at left back for the Jogoos.
Defeat for Vipers will all but put paid to their title challenge as they currently trail Villa by 6 points albeit a game in hand.
Other Fixtures on Tuesday 17th April 2018
SC Villa vs Vipers – Masaka Recreation, Masaka.
Onduparaka FC vs KCCA FC- Betway Greenlight Stadium, Arua.
Express FC vs UPDF FC – Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.
Proline FC vs Police FC – StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.