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Villa Captain Kibirige Optimistic Ahead of Express Derby

SC Villa Captain Meddie Kibirige has expressed his readiness ahead of their derby clash with Express on Saturday this week.

The goalkeeper made those remarks while speaking to the club’s media on Wednesday after their training.

Ahead of the clash against the Red Eagles, Kibirige who was named captain for the club this season says they need maximum points on Saturday.

“We are ready and prepared to win since we lost our last encounter against Wakiso Giants, so we want maximum points,” he told the Villa’s media.

He added: “Our coaches have tried to correct some mistakes and told us what we can do right in this break we have had.”

Kibirige has captained the side in their first two opening games – Winning Police FC before a loss to Wakiso Giants.

Last week, the club confimed that head coach Petros Koukouras left for Greece to settle some family issues and was said to report back by 16th November for club training.

However, he is yet to return back to Uganda and the Express game might come too early for him.

When asked about the effects of the coach’s absence, Kibirige said: “He communicates because most of us have kept in touch with him, he sends us what to do and his absence will not affect us.”

The good news at the club is the confirmation of businessman Omar Ahmed Mandela as the new club president, who in his first address vowed to bring the lost glory at the club.

With all these new developments, it is a big boost to the club as they eye getting back on top.

On Saturday, Kibirige will again captain a youthful Villa side as they hope for better results at Wankulukuku.

UPL Match-day Six

Friday, November 19
•Mbarara City Vs Vipers – Kakyeka
•Gaddafi Vs Arua Hill – Gaddafi Arena
•KCCA Vs UPDF – Lugogo
•Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United – Kabaka Kyabaggu
•Busoga United Vs Bright Stars – Njeru

Saturday, November 20
•Onduparaka Vs Police – Arua
•URA Vs BUL – Ndejje
•Express Vs SC Villa – Wankulukuku


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