Tuesday July 9, 2024

Azam Complex, Chamazi 6pm

UPL reigning champions SC Villa begin their 2024 CECAFA Kagame Cup on Tuesday with a clash against South Sudan’s El Merriekh Bentiu at the Azam Complex, Chamazi.

The Jogoos start life without several of the players that were key in guiding the side to their first title in over 20 years including skipper Kenneth Ssemakula, Umar Lutalo, Gavin Kizito and Joseph Kafumbe.

Dusan Stojanovic named over six new faces in the team and will most likely be handed debuts through the tournament.

Ex-Bright Stars left back Denis Kaka Omony, Maroons’ Isaac Mpagi and centre back Geoffrey Lubangakene are part of the new faces on the team expected to get some minutes.

Villa must win to enhance their chances of reaching the semi-final they last won in 2005, ironically, in Mwanza.