After losing their opening day fixture to newly promoted Kitara FC at Wankulukuku, SC Villa will return home as they host table leaders NEC who have scored six goals from their first two league games.
NEC put Busoga United to the sword in their previous match and scored 5 goals after also earning a previous away victory over Mbarara City on match day one.
Villa on the other hand have garnered a single point out of a possible 6. They managed a draw against Maroons at Luzira on Sunday.
This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.
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Striker Charles Lwanga continues to be on the sidelines after also missing the trip to Luzira.
Defenders Joseph Kafumbe striker Denis Ojara continue with their recovery as wells right back Tabu Oryem.
NEC have not reported any injuries and they will continue to ride on the back of in form captain Marvin Kavuma and the creative spark of Allan Mugalu.
What the coaches say.
Dusan Stojanovic, VILLA
“We may not have had the smoothest start to the league, but our dedication to improvement is relentless, and we’re getting better with each passing minute. We’ve meticulously studied our next opponent, understanding their strengths and weaknesses, and we’re determined to put on a show that’ll bring joy to the entire Jogoo family.
NEC have kicked off impressively with two consecutive wins, setting the stage for a challenging match. Nevertheless, we have the confidence and readiness to face whatever comes our way.”
Hussein Mbalangu NEC
“We hope to extend our fine form when we visit Villa at Wankulukuku. The boys are doing well in training and thanks to our early preparations, the results are coming” .
“I respect Villa as a former player of the team and they are the record league champions but we shall put up a good show for our fans”
Other fixtures of match day III
Gaddafi vs Kitara
UPDF vs Wakiso Giants
Arua Hill vs BUL FC
Mbarara City vs Vipers SC
KCCA FC vs Maroons