Saturday, February 2
URA FC Vs SC Villa, 4:00 PM
SC Villa will rely on her new players to get a perfect start to the second round when they visit URA FC in a familiar territory, Namboole.
Following an abysmal first round, the club went into the market and bought a bunch of 13 players and Coach Douglas Bamweyana will hope that the new signings can turn things around.
The Tactician vowed to bring back the lost glory to the record league winners:
We are going to do what it takes, in our own means, to restore the glory of this club.
We want to bring our swag back, the entire technical team and players are ready, and I have trust in my new signings.”
Saidi Keni (Proline), Asuman Alishe (Mbarara), Adriko John (Kitara), Sula Majanjaro (UPDF), Yakubu Rama (Lusaka Dynamos), Emma Kalyowa (URA) were the big name signings that are expected to make an immediate impact or break into the first team.
The club will be without Savio Kabugo, Shafic Bakaki, Manco Kaweesa, Edgar Luzige and Brian Bwete who pressed the exit button.
The old armoury of Bashir Mutanda, Derrick Ndahiro, Albert Mugisa and Mike Sserumaga among others, will also have to play a major part if the club can change things around.
Villa are 13th on the 16 team log, just a point and place above the red zone and will hope for at least a draw against URA.
The Tax collectors on the other hand, weighed seventh with 22 points after the first round and will start the first four league games without head coach Sam Ssimbwa following a recent ban from football ruling body in the country, FUFA.