SC Villa Vs Ndejje Preview: Jogoos host students in survival for the fittest battle

  • Tuesday April 16
  • Mandela National stadium, Namboole 4pm
Ndejje University and SC Villa in a Stanbic Uganda Cup tie last season

SC Villa host league debutants Ndejje University in a huge fixture for both clubs as any outcome could determine their Premier League fate.

The Jogoos are three points ahead of the ‘Students’ going into the game and win for them at Namboole would put them six points clear of their relegation rivals and probably send Ndejje down.

However, a Ndejje win would put them level on points (26) with SC Villa; there is really a lot to play for here.

Ndejje University players celebrate a goal at the Arena of Visions (Photo: John Batanudde)

Ndejje goes into the game in better form that SC Villa with 2 wins and as many draws in their past five games while SC Villa have managed just 1 win and draw in the same period.

SC Villa’s last match ended in a 1-1 draw away to City rivals Express FC while Ndejje beat Nyamityobora 3-1 at home.

“We deserved better than a point,” said Coach Simon Mugerwa, deputy to Douglas Bamweyana. “We shall rectify the mistakes and come back better in the next game,” he added.

Bashir Mutanda and Saidi Keni missed the game against Red Eagles but could return on the day.

Ambrose Kirya and former Ndejje University midfielder Albert Mugisa will be key for SC Villa

Nevertheless, Bamweyana may continue with Ronald Magwali up front with Ambrose Kirya, Albert Mugisa and Emma Kalyowa offering support.

The visitors will look to Francis Onekalit, Anwar Ntege and Emmanuel Wasswa for inspiration.

The previous and only league meeting ended in a 1-1 draw at the Arena of Visions while before, SC Villa edged a Uganda Cup tie at Wankulukuku.

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