Blacks Power Vs SC Villa: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

SC Villa attacking midfielder Travis Mutyaba. (Photo by Eddie Chicco)

Wednesday
*Blacks Power Vs SC Villa – Akii Bua Stadium, Lira
*Maroons Vs Gaddafi – Luzira prisons playgrounds
*Vipers SC Vs Onduparaka – St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende

Team News
•Blacks Power will miss the services of Francis Onekalit and John Paul Acire with injuried
•Goalkeeper Emmanuel Odongo is also ruled out as he will be serving his suspension of accumulated yellow cards.
•SC Villa will miss David Ssekajja who is still suspended alongside defender Kenneth Ssemakula who starts his red card suspension.
•Nicolas Ssenono, Batambuze and Goffin Oyirwoth are ruled out with injuries.

Probable Lineups

*Blacks Power – Tonny Kyamera (GK), Okello Ivan, Ahmed Amayo, Jimmy Ndalambi, Onen Franco, Othieno Stephen, Siwu Michael, Opio Misaaki Mujahid Ogama, Nsubuga Bronson, Otto Simon Peter

*SC Villa – Meddie Kibirige (GK), Fred Agandu, Hassan Musana, Gift Fred, Ivan Sserubiri, Pistis Barenge, Umar Lutalo, Travis Mutyaba, Sheif Batte, Patrick Kakande, Charles Bbaale

Preview: Improved Blacks Power Target SC Villa Scalp

Blacks Power will be fancying their chances when they face off with SC Villa in a league game at Akii-bua stadium in Lira.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last three games, with their two wins so far this season coming during this spell.

They beat Maroons and UPDF before picking a crucial point away to URA in their last fixture.

Such has been the incredible work put up by new coach Hussein Mbalangu who stepped in after the club parted ways with Peter Onen.

The job is not even halfway done as Blacks Power, who’s main target this season is to survive relegation, sit 12th with just nine points.

They will feel this is the right time to beat SC Villa who have lost thrice in their last five games.

However, the Jogoos are now familiar with the Akii-bua Stadium where they have hosted their last two games after the FUFA ban.

They come into this one on the back of a hard fought 1-0 win over Maroons and they will be seeking to build on this victory to climb into the higher echelons of the log.

Jackson Magera’s side sit 6th on the table with 17 points having won six games.

Club captain Gift Fred said ahead of the game: “Following our last game against Maroons, the team is a high morale as we look forward to winning our second game in a row. The players are ready to stage that fighting spirit for maximum points against Blacks Power.”

“We lost Ssemakula to a red card which may have caused havoc in our defence line but the team is well versed with a couple of players to fill that void as we are all determined to fight for a better result against.”

It remains to be seen who will partner Gift Fred at the heart of defence after Ssemakula’s red card, but midfielder Ivan Sserubiri might be a better option having played there before when the season started before Ssemakula returned.

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