SC Villa vs Bright Stars: Team news, Probable Lineups, Preview and Match stats

Saturday 8th May
*Express vs Police (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Kitara vs Busoga United
*BUL FC vs Mbarara City
*SC Villa vs Bright stars

Team news

•Andrew Kiwanuka is still side-lined for SC Villa.
•Benson Muhindo continues his rehabilitation and it is not known when he will return.
•Oyirwoth Goffin joins the injury list with an ankle injury he sustained during the Onduparaka game in the Uganda Cup second leg around of 16.
•Ronald Olaki will face a late fitness test.
•Sadam Masereka returned to full team training and will be available for selection.
•Ronald Sekiganda is also fully fit after making a late entry into the team against Onduparaka in the Uganda Cup.
•Bright stars will be without Sam Sekitto and Ronald Sempala who are both out injured.
•Benson Wagima is unavailable for this game due to injury.
•Buule Kiwanuka will also miss this tie along with Hamis Gabite and Jamire Nvule.
•Assistant Captain Jungu Methodius is also a doubt for this game because of Malaria.

Probable Lineups

SC Villa – Saidi Keni (GK), Joseph Nsubuga, Derrick Ndahiro, Gavin Kizito, Asuman Halishe, Amir Kakomo, Waswa Emmanuel, Ronald Sekiganda, Isaac Ogwang, Ronald Olaki, Nicholas Kabonge.

Bright Stars – Simon Tamale (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Ngoobi Derrick, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, Marvin Joseph, Jungu Methodius, Joseph Janjali, Sam Ssekamatte, Akandwanaho Joseph.

Preview – SC Villa targets first win at home since March

SC Villa will be aiming to win their first home game since 14th March when they host Bright Stars at Bombo Barracks Military Stadium on Saturday.

In their last league game in the first round, SC Villa defeated Bright Stars 2-1 at Kavumba Recreation Ground.

Bright Stars come into this game in great form in the league and full of confidence after stunning KCCA 2-0 in Lugogo, last time out.

The Jogoos are 8th on the log with 31 points from 21 matches.

The Record Champions have collected 8 wins, 7 draws and 6 loses so far, scoring 25 goals and conceding 23 times.

Bright stars are 6th in the standings with 33 points. They have won 9, drawn 6 and lost 6 games, scoring 35 goals and conceding 24.

When at Home, SC Villa have played 10 matches, won 5, 4 draws and lost just one whilst scoring 13 and conceding 7 goals.

On the road Bright Stars have played 10 matches with 4 wins, 4 draws and two losses. They have scored 15 times and conceded 10 goals.

SC Villa have just won once in there last five league home matches with the win coming against Onduparaka on 14th March. They have drawn the remaining four keeping 3 clean sheets, scoring 4 goals and conceding 3.

In the last 5 away games, Bright Stars have won 4 and lost one (against Vipers) on 3rd March. They have gone on to keep 3 clean sheets in those matches scoring 9 times and conceding just 3 goals. They have won their last 4 away league matches.

Match stats

This will be the 16th meeting between the two sides.

In the last 15 meetings, SC Villa have dominated this fixture as they have won 9 times and drawn 5 losing just once.

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