Round of 32 place in sight as troubled Villa visit Super Eagles

David Gombe 

SC Villa will be aiming to progress to the round of 32 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup when they face Super Eagles in the round of 64 at Pece Stadium in Gulu.

The tie has been postponed twice, first because Villa players were with the national team in January and last month the game was not played following an accident suffered by SC Villa team on their way to Gulu.

Villa is currently struggling in the league and lost their previous game 1-0 to Busoga United.

Last season, Villa were eliminated by Vipers SC at the quarterfinal stage 3-1 on aggregate.

The Jogoos are nine time Stanbic Uganda Cup winners and will be aiming to salvage their season through the competition.

Super Eagles assistant coach Patrick Opio says that they are well prepared for the contest against Villa

“We are well prepared to face Villa, they are a great team but we are ready to face them. We play as a team and our players are well prepared since we have been having various friendly games in the period the game was postponed.”

Under pressure Villa Greek coach Petros Koukouras says the game will help revive his team’s season

“We have to keep moving, we know the game is not going to be an easy one. We have seen many Uganda Premier league sides knockout of the competition, so we have to prepare well and start fresh from this game and change our season.” He said

The winner of the tie will face off with Express FC in the round of 32 at Wankulukuku on a date yet to be revealed.

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