Wednesday, April 21 2021
*Mbarara City FC vs KCCA FC, Kakyeka Stadium @4pm – Live On Sanyuka TV
*SC Villa vs URA FC, Bombo Military Barracks Stadium @4pm
•SC Villa will be without right-back Fred Agandu who is suspended for accumulation of three yellow cards.
•Andrew Kiwanuka continues to miss out with injury.
•Abdallah Salim is a doubt for the game with a foot injury while Benson Muhindo is a long-term absentee.
•URA FC have been boosted by the news that Ivan Sserubiri who limped off last time out with a knock, has been passed fit for the game.
•However, they are expected to be without Moses Sseruyidde and Julius Mutyaba who are both injured. Joackim Ojera is away on compassionate leave following the death of his uncle.
•Benjamin Nyakoojo has also been passed fit for the game but Jackson Nunda is still out with a knee injury.
SC Villa – Meddie Kibirige (Gk), Joseph Nsubuga, Gavin Kizito, Geoffrey Wasswa, Derrick Ndahiro, Amir Kakomo, Emmanuel Wasswa, Nicholas Kabonge, Ronald Ssekiganda, Muhammod Kagawa, Ronald Olaki
URA FC – Alionzi Nafian (GK), Mandela Ashraf, Majwega Brian, Mulikyi Hudu, Mbowa Paul, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Michael Birungi, Davis Ssali, Rwothomio Cromwel, Kagimu Shafiq, Mukwala Steven.
Preview – URA Out To Retain Top Spot At Expense Of Wounded Jogoos
URA FC will have their sights set on returning to the top of the table when they travel away to Villa on Wednesday.
After Vipers SC drew 0-0 at home to Wakiso Giants FC on Tuesday, the Tax Collectors now sit just two points behind the Venoms and victory will see URA move two points clear at the top.
Injuries to several first team players has been a concern for Sam Simbwa’s side but they have somehow stayed afloat and will be hoping for more of the same against the Jogoos.
After losing to Express FC at the start of the second round, URA have responded in fine style, winning all of their past two games. They beat up on KCCA and then BUL FC and must be confident of taking care of Villa who have been struggling of late.
Edward Kaziba’s side are now in a two-game winless streak.
A goalless draw at home to Express FC was followed up by a loss to KCCA last time out.
Before the two games, Villa had won three on the bounce and had moved steadily, up the standings.
They start the day in 7th spot but have a chance to climb back into 5th with victory coupled with KCCA losing to Mbarara City on the same day.
Against the big Boys, Villa has struggled this campaign as they have won only once (D1 L4).
This will be the 22nd meeting between the two sides since September 2010.
In their previous 21 match-ups, URA have won 8, Villa 4 whilst the other 9 games have all been draws.
URA are currently on a five-game unbeaten run against Villa (W3 D2).
Last season, the Tax Collectors took four points off Villa including one in the reverse fixture.
The first meeting between the two sides this season ended in a 2-1 victory for URA.