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Busoga Vs Villa: Visitors Seek To Reclaim Summit

Friday, October 4
*Express FC 5-3 Police FC

Saturday, October 5
*Busoga United Vs SC Villa – 1PM (The Mighty Arena)
*KCCA FC Vs Bright Stars – 3PM (StarTimes Stadium)
*Vipers Vs Proline – 4PM (St Mary’s Stadium)
*Wakiso Giants Vs Mbarara – 4PM (Betway Muteesa II Stadium)
*Tooro United Vs Kyetume – 4PM (St Paul Seminary)
*URA FC Vs BUL FC – 4PM (Mandela National Stadium)
*Maroons FC Vs Onduparaka – 4PM (Luzira Prisons)

SC Villa will be targeting to reclaim top spot when they visit Busoga United on matchday seven of the StarTimes UPL.

The fixture’s kickoff time was earlier revised and brought forward to 1PM.

Edward Kaziba’s team is third on the log with 11 points and a victory on the road will see them occupy top spot before joint leaders BUL and Onduparaka FC play later in the day.

Since their loss against Kyetume on the opening day of the season, the Jogoos have been impressive and have won three games out of five including an away win against old rivals Express and a walkover at Proline.

Villa looked the better side at Namboole against Vipers but never created enough chances and were blunt on the day – Bashir Mutanda was denied by the post and the target man also had his goal disallowed when he was judged to be offside in a goalless draw.

Charles Lwanga who started on the bench at Namboole is expected to start against Busoga while its not known whether Yayo Lutimba’s injury inside the first half in the same fixture was severe.

Busoga Bank On Home Support

Busoga will host their first game at the Mighty Arena – they have been using FUFA Technical centre Njeru.

The side, ninth on the log with six points, have beaten Bright Stars and BUL FC but lost against Tooro, KCCA, Onduparaka and Mbarara.

“They (boys) forgot that they were playing on an away pitch and when they realised that the opponent was serious, we had already conceded two goals,” Busoga coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko commented after the loss against Mbarara.

“We tried to make some changes, put up pressure but it was late.

“We are going to see that we rectify on the mistakes and see that we don’t lose at home. We must put up conditions that we must get those three points. I expect fans and boys will play with vigour.”

Ivan Wani, Boban Zirintusa, Joel Madondo, Dan Ssewava are expected to be Busoga’s pivots going forward against Villa’s defence composed of Ibrahim Kibumba, Yayo, Gavin Kizito/Kiggundu and Asuman Alishe.

Last season, Mutanda’s goal proved to be a consolation after Bagoole and Madondo had scored for Busoga at Namboole floodlights to fall 2-1.

Mutanda and Joseph Ssemujju were on target at Jinja while Madondo scored a brace in the 2-2 draw.

Previous Meetings

2018/19
*Villa 1-2 Busoga
*Busoga 2-2 Villa

2017/18
*Villa 2-0 Busoga
*Busoga 1-1 Villa

2016/17
*Busoga 1-0 Villa
*Villa 2-0 Busoga

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