Basena is still in charge at Villa

Peter Tabu

SC Villa manager Moses Basena can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. This follows the release of a statement by the club’s interim management backing the underfire manager and also condemning violent scenes that marred Mbabara – Villa game.

The statement dated November 5, and signed by club legend and chairman interim committee Mr William Nkemba reassured the public and fans that Basena was still incharge of all the coaching duties and the club backs him 100 per cent.

“The management of Sports Club Villa confirms Moses Basena remains incharge of all coaching duties at the club and shall continue to execute his role as per the agreed terms of his employment contract,” the statement indicated.

“The management of SC Villa condemns acts of violence that took place during the Mbarara City Vs Villa game in Kavumba.

The management of Villa disassociates itself from such and is investigating all the occurrences involving the fans on the day before disciplinary action is taken, the club would like to request fans that it’s imperative to behave in a sporting manner.”

Meanwhile ahead of the Tuesday clash at home to rivals KCCA FC, Villa have received a major boost after midfielders Pius Wangi and Ashraf Mandela were cleared to feature for the record champions.

The duo had been held back by parent club Vipers who had insisted they were still contracted and could not feature for another club but that has been cleared.