- Friday November 24, 2017
- SC Villa Vs Express – Masaka Recreation Ground 4pm Live on Azam TV
Giants SC Villa and Express face off at Masaka Recreation Ground on Tuesday in a game of subplots as the first round of the league enters a final bend.
The first subplot will see a number of SC Villa players turn guns against their former paymasters while in the dugout, former Blues Coach Shafik Bisaso is up against a man who replaced him.
Allan Kyambadde, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Musa Mukasa and Mahad Kakooza among others will don the blue jersey while at the other end, if named; Steven Bengo will be up against a side that tutored him right from childhood.
In February this year, Ben Misagga, the hosts’ supremo hired Bbosa as an ‘associate’ coach who worked for a couple of months with Bisaso who he later replaced against many fans’ will.
“We have relieved Bisaso of his duties for involving himself in club politics,” Misagga told Daily Monitor in February. “Wasswa Bbosa will take temporary charge until we find a suitable replacement,” he added.
The move was bitter for many a Blue who went in arms against Bbosa, a former Express player and coach but the storm has since settled with the former midfielder now peacefully at the helm of a club.
Speaking ahead of the contest, Bbosa downplayed personal battles insisting it’s a game like any other.
“It’s a normal game for me,” he told upl.co.ug. “Three points to fight for and that’s what we target,” he added.
“It’s not me against Bisaso but SC Villa versus Express so anything personal doesn’t concern me.
Third on the standings, SC Villa have a realistic chance to move top of the 16 team standings with maximum points.
They will rely on their home record where they are yet to drop a point in five games and also hope striker George Senkaaba maintains his goal scoring run after a long drought.
Meanwhile, struggling Red Eagles who lost the corresponding fixture 3-2 at Namboole last season will rely on Dan Sserunkuma for inspiration.
The Red Eagles who have won just once in the previous six league meetings against the Jogoos are 3rd from bottom with 11 points, as many behind their rivals.