Friday April 21 2017

Villa drum-up KCCA showdown amid fading title challenge




Two successive losses have ensured that SC Villa’s title hopes have been left hanging by a thread.
Despite the downturn in form, the club insist tomorrow’s home clash against leaders KCCA remains of much importance to what is left of the season.
“We shall continue fighting as long as it is mathematically possible to win the title,” vowed the club’s coach Wasswa Bbosa.
The two teams meet at Masaka Recreational Ground level on 47 points but with KCCA ahead by virtue of a better goal difference.
The Lugogo-based side who drew 2-2 with URA on Wednesday have also played three games less than their opponents who they also overpowered 3-1 in the first round.
“Having lost our last two games it is important that we win the next game most especially for our fans because we are playing KCCA,” Bbosa added of the day’s opponents who with 11 league titles are fast closing in on Villa’s 16.
Bbosa also defended his team selection in the previous game against Kirinya- Jinja in which he left striker Emmanuel Okwi on the bench until the 55th minute a game they went on lose 1-0.
“He had not fully recovered from the shoulder problem and he also suffered from flu and fever so we could not play him for the entire game,” he further added.
Having eight of the club’s 11 second round league goals, Okwi will be vital if Villa are to get a result against their rivals with teammate Umar Kasumba continuing his struggles in front of goal.
With the game still goalless against Kirinya, the striker who has yet to score in the second round fired wide after being set up by Martin Kiiza with only the goalkeeper to beat.