Saturday, 8th January
SC Villa vs UPDF, Njeru
URA vs KCCA, Ndejje
Onduparaka vs Tooro United, Arua
Vipers vs BUL, Kitende
SC Villa will be without Umar Lutalo (muscle strain) and Ronald Ssekiganda (knee injury).
Isma Mugulusi is longterm absentee
For UPDF, they are boosted by the return of Bernard Muwanga, Okello Donato and Captain Denis Ssekitoleko who all missed a 1-0 loss to Police FC.
Kigozi Ambrose and Wasswa Shaban are ruled out for the Army side through injuries as well as top scorer Ivan Ahimbisibwe though he travelled with team.
Kato Ivan misses out due to Malaria and Charles Ssebutinde didn’t travel with the team.
SC Villa: Meddie Kibirige (GK), Gavin Kizito, Kenneth Ssemakula, Fred Gift, Joseph Kafumbe, Amir Kakomo, Masereka Saddam, Salim Abdallah, Nicholas Kabonge, Travis Mutyaba, Isaac Ogwang.
UPDF: Brian Bwete (GK), James Begesa, Oyirwoth Daglas, Simon Mbazira, Aggrey Kirya, Okello Donato, Musa Mudde, Ibrahim Wammanah, Ezekiel Katende, Yiga Frank, Mugisha Rogers.
Preview: UPDF target first win in six matches
UPDF will hope to end their winless run as they travel away to Inconsistent SC Villa in Njeru.
SC Villa lost their last league match 1-0 away to Soltilo Bright Stars at the Kavumba Recreation Ground.
Having being docked a point and a goal, SC Villa sits 10th on the log with 15 points after 13 matches. 4W, 4D, 5L.
The Jogoos have scored 16 goals and conceeded 15 times.
In their last 5 games, SC Villa have won twice (Busoga United and Tooro United), two Draws with Arua Hill and KCCA and a lose to Bright Stars.
UPDF come into this game at the back of a 1-0 loss to Police FC at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground.
The Army side are 9th in the standing with 18 points after 14 matches. 5W, 3D, 6L
They have scored 19 goals and conceeded 24.
UPDF are winless in their last 5 games, losing to Police FC, Vipers, Arua Hill and Wakiso Giants, the best they have done was a draw with BUL.
The last time they met last season, Robert Eseru brace inspired UPDF to a 2-1 victory while Joseph Nsubuga was on target from the spot for SC Villa.
In the first round, Ezekiel Katende scored the all important goal as UPDF defeated SC Villa.
SC Villa have beaten UPDF three times in the previous eight meetings while UPDF have registered four wins against SC Villa with just one game ending in a draw.
Head to Head
UPDF 2-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 0-1 UPDF
UPDF 1-0 SC Villa
SC Villa 2-0 UPDF
UPDF 0-2 SC Villa
SC Villa 2-1 UPDF
SC Villa 0-2 UPDF
UPDF 0-0 SC VILLA