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Lutalo out as SC Villa host KCCA FC in Kampala Derby

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SC Villa players celebrate Bogere's goal against Gaddafi

David GOMBE

Two Giants of Ugandan football SC Villa and KCCA FC will face off in the Uganda Premier league on Friday at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.

The two sides are Uganda’s most successful sides in history, with 29 league titles between them. But no matter the fortunes of either club at any given time, these games are often a great leveller as the passion of the occasion pushes form out of the window.

SC Villa will be aiming for maximum points to close the gap on leaders BUL FC and second placed Vipers SC who will lock horns under the floodlights of Kitende tonight.

Dusan Stojanovic’s men have won their previous three home games this term against Arua Hill (3-1), Busoga United (2-0) and Gaddafi FC (1-0). They are yet to lose a game since their 2-1 defeat to BUL FC in October.

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KCCA FC on the other hand are targeting their first awaysuccessful sides in history, with 39 league titles between them. But no matter the fortunes of either club at any given time, these games are often a great leveller as the passion of the occasion pushes form out of the window. win this term. They have only managed a single point in the five games they have so far played on the road.

Abdallah Mubiru coached side are just a place above relegation and are currently on 10 points on the table.

KCCA FC beat SC Villa home and away last term (3-0 in Lira and 4-1 at Lugogo respectively).

Team news

SC Villa will be without their top scorer Umar Lutalo who is out with a muscle injury while custodian Meddie Kibirige will need a late fitness test.

Former KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso who serves as assistant to Stojanovic at Villa and Charles Lwanga will be facing their former paymasters.

KCCA will be boosted by the return of Hassan Mubiru, Ashraf Mugume and Elvis Mwanje after recovering from their respective injuries.

Peter Magambo and Mustafa Kizza are major doubts.

Head to head

2022/23
KCCA 4-1 SC Villa
SC Villa 0-3 KCCA

2021/22
KCCA 0-0 Villa
Villa 1-1 KCCA FC

2020/21
KCCA 1-0 Villa
Villa 2-1 KCCA

2019/20
Villa Vs KCCA ( Not played)
KCCA 4-1 Villa

2018/19
KCCA 4-2 Villa
Villa 2-3 KCCA

2017/18
Villa 1-1 KCCA
KCCA 1-0 Villa

16/17
Villa 2-1 KCCA
KCCA 1-1 Villa

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