By Peter Tabu
Uganda Premier League
SC Villa Vs KCCA FC,
The saying that ‘Jumping from the frying pan into the fire’ suits SC Villa’s current situation in the Uganda Premier League.
The 16-time record league champions have gone six games without a win, their worst possible start in the club’s rich history.
Moses Basena’s team have picked up two draws and four losses with the last coming away to Mbarara City in Kavumba on Saturday.
After the game, Basena had to be escorted away by security after the Villa fans started turned rowdy towards him.
Basena’s chance to make amends comes on Tuesday against rivals KCCA, in a home game at Namboole.
Mike Mutebi’s KCCA is one of only three sides unbeaten so far in the league and would want to maintain the status quo.
KCCA who shared the spoils with Vipers away in Kitende on Saturday in a game they could have won after midfielder Saddam Juma missed from 12 yards have struggled to score goals, something Mutebi is not worried about.
“Our strikers are not scoring and that’s true but we welcome other departments contributing towards scoring as they strikers get back their touch,” Mutebi said in the post-match press conference in Kitende.
Basena, who has called for calm, will hope his side converts the chances created by the midfielders such as Mike Ssreumagga, Shafik Ssemujju and captain Ambrose Kiirya. Villa will miss the services of experienced center back Yusuf Mukisa who is still nursing a niggling knee injury.
“We are just two months into the season, and as much as I understand the fans fear, they need to be patient and realize we assembled a new squad which needs time (to gel)” Basena is quoted by Daily.
A win for KCCA would take them to the top of the table, one point above Vipers who take on Express on Wednesday while a loss for Villa would root them bottom of the table after seven matches played.