URA 3-0 SC Villa
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SCVU vs Bul, Namboole Stadium, 4pm, live on Azam TV
Police vs SC Villa, Kavumba R.Grounds, 4:30pm
Friday, May 2, 2016
SC Villa vs Sadolin Paints, Nakivubo Stadium, 4:30pm
SC Villa found themselves with match arrears after being ejected from the Caf Confederations Cup.
But the Jogoos have not been clearing them the right way, the latest a 3-0 defeat to URA on Sunday.
The 16-time national champions had over five games in hand as others played their fixtures rather normally, thanks to Villa’s continental engagements.
But they have flattered to deceive in attempting to capitalize on the matches in hand, where they had hoped to win them so as to try challenge for the Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) title.
Instead, coach Ibrahim Kirya’s men have failed to claim maximum points from their last five matches, drawing four in succession and losing to URA in a lopsided tie in Lugazi on Sunday.
Nicholas Kagaba, a mid-season recruit from Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU), Frank Kalanda and Moses Ali Feni scored in URA’s victory.
That defeat kept SC Villa eighth with 38 points, and now they travel to Kavumba on Tuesday to face Police knowing that much as they are not fighting for any silverware, there is pride to play for, and that they simply cannot continue with such damning run.
The Blues have four more matches to change the trend, starting with the tie against Police, who themselves will look at the chance of ending the season with 50 points with relish.
Coach Sam Timbe’s policemen are sixth on 41 points with three matches to play. Tuesday’s other match sees relegated SCVU host Bul at Namboole, with Villa again back in action at home to Sadolin Paints on Friday.