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Onduparaka Vs SC Villa: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Match Stats

Uganda Premier League
Tuesday, May 11th
*Busoga United Vs Wakiso Giants – Njeru
*Soltilo Bright Stars vs Mbarara City FC – Kavumba
*UPDF FC vs MYDA FC – Bombo
*Onduparaka vs SC Villa – Arua


Team News

•Onduparaka welcome back the duo of Joel Jangeyambe and Living Kabon after missing their last game due to suspension.
•Okocha Rashid and Matata Gabriel are still out with injuries.
•Villa will be without Andrew Kiwanuka, Moses Kiggundu, Goffin Oyirwoth and Ronald Ssekiganda who are al injured.
•Sadam Masereka has travelled with the team after having some light training.
•Benson Muhindo is still out as he continues with his rehabilitation.

Probable Line-ups

Onduparaka FC

Tonny Kyamera (GK), Adriko Alex, Hakim Magombe, Hamza Geriga, Ochen Derrick, Andama Dennis, Joel Jangeyambe, Living Kabon, Noel Nasasira, Emmanuel Oketch, Jamal Malish.

SC Villa

Saidi Keni (GK), Fred Agandu, Derrick Ndahiro, Gavin Kizito, Geofrey Wasswa, Asuman Harisheh, Amir Kakomo, Nicholas Kabonge, Mohammedi Nsereko, Isaac Ogwang, Ronald Olaki.

Preview – Onduparaka, SC Villa desperate to return to winning ways in Arua

Onduparaka will be seeking to return to winning ways when they host SC Villa at home in Arua.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season. They have already met three times, twice in the Uganda Cup and one coming in the league.

The Caterpillars are yet to register any win against the Joggos as they have suffered two losses, one coming in the Cup and the other in the league and then the draw in the cup second leg.

Villa are seeking for a third league double over Onduparaka after doing so in 2017/18 and 2019/20.

Last season, Villa won 3-1 in Arua with Fahad Badiro, Faisal Muwawu and Emmanuel Kalyowa all on target for the Jogoos while Julius Malingumu scored for the Caterpillars.

This season in the league, Villa needed a 93rd minute winner from Nicholas Kabonge to beat Onduparaka in the first round at Bombo Barracks ground.

Having lost their last two League home games against MYDA FC and KCCA FC, the Caterpillars will be hoping to register their first win against Villa as well as returning to winning ways.

With 8 games left and knowing that they are just four points above the relegation zone, Onduparaka need to start winning games so as to avoid being dragged into the relegation dog-fight.

On the other hand, Villa also seek to end their winless run with victory in Arua.

They have not registered any win in their last five league games – drawn three and lost two.

However, the Joogos head to Arua with some positives, having beaten the Caterpillars by 1-0 when they met in the first leg of the Uganda Cup in the same city and venue.

As they seek to end the winless streak, the Edward Kaziba coached side will all go all out in search for victory.

Match Stats

Onduparaka FC
They sit 13th on the table, with 24 points after 22 games played.

They lost to Villa in the reverse fixture in the league by 1-0.

They are winless in the last five league games losing all five.

SC Villa
Villa are currently seventh on the table with 32 points after 22 games played.

They won in the reverse fixture by 1-0 in Bombo.

Villa are winless in their last five league games – drawn three, lost two.

Head To Head (in League)

2020/21
*SC Villa 1-0 Onduparaka

2019/20
*SC Villa 1-0 Onduparaka
*Onduparaka 1-3 SC Villa

2018/19
*Onduparaka 2-1 SC Villa
*SC Villa 0-1 Onduparaka

2017/18
*Onduparaka 0-1 SC Villa
*SC Villa 1-0 Onduparaka

2016/17
*SC Villa 4-1 Onduparaka
*Onduparaka 4-3 SC Villa

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