Match Preview: SC VILLA VS URA FC

Patrick Fred Ochieng

Head of Public Relations, Media and Communications at URA Football Club.

URA FC travels to Luwero district this Wednesday 21 April 2021 to lock horns with SC Villa at the Bombo Military Barracks Grounds. The game will be the second leg of the SUPL season with the tax collectors emerging victorious in the earlier fixture.

URA FC’s recent form could also be a catalyst when discussing this tie as the team has since taken to the record books. Two games in one week, two doubles completed against KCCA FC and BUL FC with the latter coming last Friday.

First was the convincing 2-0 home win against the kasasiro boys which was unsurprisingly followed by yet another determined 3-1 win against BUL FC (at the same venue). Winning away to the Jogoos will bring the record to three doubles in the same season.

Cromwel Rwothomio taking on BUL FC players in the previous match.

Furthermore, this will be our second visit to the same venue this season with the first being against UPDF FC in a game we won 1-0 thanks to a Steven Mukwala volley. It is imperative to note that the two sides share the grounds.

URA FC does have an incredible record at this venue. The club has never lost a game there in the four games played. We hosted Express FC and played out a goalless draw, won 2-1 against Proline, and drew 1-1 against Busoga United. All these games were played in the previous 2019/2020 season.

With this impressive record at the Military Barracks grounds, URA FC will be hoping for more of the same plus a continuation of the winning form that has seen us win three games in a row (in all competitions).

Majwega Brian calebrating his wonderful freekick against BUL

SC Villa themselves will approach this game with confidence off their goalless draw against arch-rivals Express FC. The Jogoos will be hoping for a better showing this time round considering they had nothing to hold in high esteem.

The first leg was everything to remember however from a URA FC perspective especially with how the game was handled. The tax collectors needed two goals from Benjamin Nyakoojo and Saidi Kyeyune respectively to complete a comeback to win the game 2-1.

URA FC has won three of the last five meetings against SC Villa and drawn two. The records are clearly in our favour and Sam Simbwa will be hoping for his side to capitalize on this. He spoke to us about the game:

“The boys have been playing with a lot of confidence and myself and the technical team will be happy to see the form continue. SC Villa will be tough to play against but we shall give all we have to in order to win the game.”

IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Winning this game will make the third double against a Uganda Premier side in the same season. The two against KCCA FC and BUL FC happened in the same week.

Shafik Kagimu has scored in two consecutive league games against KCCA FC and BUL FC.

Mukwala Steven has missed two games without scoring. Can he do so against Villa?

Steven Mukwala will be hoping for a goal to end his unprecedented short goal drought. He last scored a goal against Express FC in our 3-1 loss.

Mukwala has been involved in 14 goals this season scoring 10 and setting up 4 goals. He is the joint top scorer of the league.

SC Villa will be looking for their first win against URA FC in the last 4 years. The Jogoos last won against URA FC in 2018.

TEAM NEWS

Sserubiri Ivan was pulled off with a knock against Mbarara City in our Stanbic Uganda Cup but passed the late fitness test to feature against KCCA FC and BUL FC.

URA FC has however had injuries against key players in almost all their recent games, Moses Ssseruyidde was pulled off against KCCA FC while Julius Mutyaba got off injured against BUL FC. Ojera Joackiam who lost his uncle will miss the match as he joined his family to give his uncle a final send-off. May the deceased soul rest in peace.

Benjamin Nyakoojo has been cleared to return to the team. He will be available for selection against SC Villa which might imply Patrick Mbowa returning to midfield with injuries to Mutyaba.

Sseruyidde Moses has also returned from injury and is available on the 19 man squad to face SC Villa. We wait to see which team will be selected to get the task done.