Mbarara City Vs SC Villa: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview, Stats

Saturday, November 25
•Mbarara City Vs SC Villa – Kakyeka, 4pm
•NEC vs Wakiso Giants – Lugogo, 7pm


Team News

  • Mbarara City welcome back striker Henry Kitegenyi from sickness
  • The Ankole Lions will be without Jungu Methodius (sick) while Richard Wandyaka and Joel Abaliwano went AWOL
  • For SC Villa, goalkeeper Meddie Kibirige is unavailable due to family issues
  • Assistant coach Morley Byekwaso, together with youngsters Simon Mukisa, Abas Kyeyune and Hakim Mutebi went for CECAFA U18

Players Used

*Mbarara City – Hakim Nsamba, Innocent Wafula, Henry Musisi, Bakali Magumba, Karim Ramathan, Francis Odongo, Yunus Sibira, Hussein Mwanje, Joseph Akandwanaho, Henry Kitegenyi, Pius Kaggwa

*SC Villa – Nafian Angufidru, Kenneth Ssemakula, Gavin Kizito, Edward Masembe, Arnold Odong, Elvis Ngonde, Ronald Ssekiganda, Jonah Kakande, Hakim Kiwanuka, Umar Lutalo, Charles Lwanga

Preview: Mbarara City Out To Stop SC Villa

Mbarara City aims to bounce back as they host SC Villa at Kakyeka in a league match this Saturday.

The Ankole Lions are seeking redemption following a recent 2-1 loss against Gaddafi FC, with Coach Wasswa Bbosa pushing for a strong response from his team.

Bbosa fancies facing such big teams, especially his former team, where he came close to securing a league title during the 2016/17 season.

This fixture was supposed to be played on Thursday, but pushed to Sunday to allow SC Villa trio of Kenneth Ssemakula, Gavin Kizito and Umar Lutalo return from the National team.

Having secured nine out of a possible 12 points at Kakyeka, despite an initial 0-1 defeat against newcomers NEC, Bbosa remains optimistic.

On the flip side, the Jogoos enter the game after a 3-1 victory over Arua Hill before the International break, breaking a two-game winless streak, including a home defeat against BUL.

This marks Villa’s third away fixture of the season; having drawn their previous two matches 1-1 against Vipers and Maroons, their resilience on the road is evident.

Mbarara City, with seven points in eight games, eyes a leap in standings over the team holding eight points after six games, with a potential win.

Head to Head

2021/22
Sc Villa 2- Mbarara City
Mbarara City 1-0 SC Villa

2020/21
Mbarara City 2-1 Villa
Sc Villa 3-0 Mbarara City

2019/20
Mbarara City Vs SC Villa (not played)
SC Villa 3-1 Mbarara City

2018/19
SC Villa 2-1 Mbarara City
Mbarara City 2-1 SC Villa

2017/18
Mbarara City 1-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 1-0 Mbarara City

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