Bright Stars Vs SC Villa: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Wednesday, March 17
*Soltilo Bright Stars Vs SC Villa, Kavumba
*Vipers SC Vs KCCA FC, Kitende
*Mbarara City vs BUL FC, Kakyeka
*Onduparaka vs URA FC, Arua

Thursday, March 18
*Kyetume vs MYDA FC, Njeru (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Busoga United vs Kitara, Njeru (Live on Sanyuka TV)

Team News

  • Bright Stars FC’s Alfred Onek has recovered but the game might have come earlier for him.
  • Godwin Buule, Simon Ssemayange, Sam Sekitto and Ronald Sempala are out injured
  • SC Villa welcome back Joseph Nsubuga from suspension after the defender missed the win against Onduparaka
  • Emmanuel Wasswa is suspended due to accumulated yellow cards while Benson Muhindo and Nasser Lukwago are out due to injuries.

Probable Lineups

Bright Stars – Benson Wagima (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Samson Mutyaba, Ronald Nkonge, Derrick Ngobi, Sam Kayongo Ssekamatte, Jungu Methodius, Jamil Nvule Kisitu, Kacancu Augustine, Joseph Janjali, Emmanuel Loki.

SC Villa – Meddie Kibirige, Joseph Nsubuga, Andrew Kiwanuka, Gavin Kizito, Asuman Alishe, Amir Kakomo, Francis Olaki, Ronald Ssekiganda, Derrick Ndahiro, Goffin Oyirwoth, Nicholas Kabonge

Preview: SC Villa Seek To end First Round On High

SC Villa take a short trip to Kavumba to face hosts Bright Stars in a league game on Wednesday.

The Jogoos returned to winning ways after needing a late Nicholas Kabonge strike to overcome Onduparaka on Sunday in Bombo.

It is reported that the players have been paid some arrears after going over seven months without pay, and will surely be extra motivated to deliver.

“Bright Stars are not a team to undermine because of their position on the table but rather a group to take caution of because of their style of play. My technical team and I are well aware of the threat Bright Stars pose and for that case, we have done our homework well,” said Villa coach Edward Kaziba.

“We will push for early goals and in the same spirit defend them very well in order to come out with the win. It is not good being on the edge for the whole 90 minutes.”

A win will set Villa level on points with fifth placed Police and UPDF.

Their opponents Bright Stars on the other hand, come into this one on the back of a 1-0 away win over Mbarara City, thanks to Joseph Akandwanaho.

Coach Baker Mbowa’s side will move to 20 points with a win, and end the first round inside the top half of the table.

They have proved to be a difficult side to breakdown and can hurt anyone going forward, it promises to be an even contest on paper.

The match will be played behind closed doors.

The Stats

Bright Stars

  • They sit 10th with 17 points after Match-day 14.
  • Bright Stars record at Kavumba reads three losses, three wins and one draw.
  • They lost to BUL 1-0 at home in their last game at Kavumba.

SC Villa

  • The Jogoos occupy 7th place with 22 points
  • They have one win (Kyetume), three draws and as many losses on the road this season.
  • Villa’s last away game was a 3-0 loss to Vipers at Kitende

League Meetings

*Villa 2-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 0-1 Villa

*SC Villa 1-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 0-0 SC Villa

*Bright Stars 1-1 SC Villa
*SC Villa 1-0 Bright Stars

*Bright Stars 0-0 SC Villa
*SC Villa 5-3 Bright Stars

*SC Villa 3-0 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 1-0 SC Villa

*Bright Stars 0-1 SC Villa
*SC Villa 1-0 Bright Stars

*Bright Stars 1-1 SC Villa
*SC Villa 3-1 Bright Stars

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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