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

Friday, February 9
•Kitara Vs SC Villa – Masindi
•NEC Vs Mbarara City – Lugogo


Team News

  • Kitara welcome back striker Brian Aheebwa who missed the UPDF game due to accumulated yellow cards
  • Benjamin Nyakoojo returned to training after a long layoff but this match comes earlier. Ibrahim Magandaazi is also ruled out
  • For SC Villa, they welcome back the trio of Kenneth Ssemakula, Ronald Ssekiganda and Umar Lutalo
  • Goalkeeper Norman Angufidru is still nursing a toe injury.

Probable Lineups

Kitara – Crispus Kusiima, Maxwell Owachgiu, Jasper Aheebwa, Dudu Ramathan, Arthur Kiggundu, Paddy Muhumuza, Kabon Living, Solomon Okwalinga, Jude Ssemugabi, Paul Mucureezi, Denis Omedi

SC Villa – Meddie Kibirige, Kenneth Kimera, Gavin Kizito, Cyrus Kibande, Arnold Kafumbe, Ronald Ssekiganda, Hamis Ssemugera, Patrick Jonah Kakande , Abasi Kyeyune, Charles Lwanga

Preview: SC Villa Targets Revenge

SC Villa enters the upcoming match against Kitara in Masindi with a burning desire for revenge after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Kitara on the opening matchday last year.

An own goal from Elvis Ngonde right at the death was all Kitara needed to secure a 2-1 victory at Wankulukuku. Denis Omedi had earlier put Kitara ahead before Charles Lwanga bundled in from close range before halftime.

Despite their fourth position in the standings with 29 points, Villa remain three points behind second-placed Kitara, who currently sit on 32 points.

Both teams have kicked off their second round campaigns positively, with Kitara securing a 3-0 victory over UPDF, courtesy of Denis Omedi’s hat-trick.

SC Villa overcame a resilient Maroons side 2-1, thanks to a brace from Patrick Jonah Kakande at Wankulukuku.

With Kitara eager to narrow the gap at the top to just two points and SC Villa aiming to stay within striking distance of the leaders, the stage is set for an intense battle in Masindi.

Head to Head

2023/24
Kitara Vs SC Villa – Masindi
SC Villa 1-2 Kitara

2020/21
Kitara Vs SC Villa
SC Villa 3-2 Kitara

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