AUPL: SC Villa Impermeable Defence Under Scrutiny Against Soana

Ibrahim Kiyemba (white) has been a key figure in Villa's defence

Uganda Premier League
SC Villa vs Soana
Mandela National Stadium 4:30pm

Sports Club Villa remain the only team yet to concede a goal in the Uganda premier league after match day six but their perfect start to the season will be put to test as they host free scoring Soana on Tuesday at Mandela national stadium.

The Joggos have kept five clean sheets in their opening five fixtures this season and will be seeking to equal Sadolin Paints streak of 6 games without conceding last season.

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Soana under the tutorship of Sam Ssimbwa come into this game on the back of a goalless stalemate against Bright stars at home and the coach believes they have improved defensively to go and tame Villa.

“We have improved a lot as a team especially in defence and also good on the attack. Villa is a good team with excellent players but I have players that can march them and I believe we shall get maximum points, capsule ” said Ssimbwa.

Soana have kept four clean sheets in the six games they have played this season and not conceded a goal in the previous three.

Villa’s defence will be under threat from Soana’s forwards Frank Kalanda, ed Emma Kalyowa and Crespo Asiku who have been firing on all cylinders scoring seven goals this season with only KCCA, URA and Vipers having a better goal tally of 10 and 8 goals respectively.

In preparation for the games against Soana and Onduparaka this week, the 16 time league champions entered residential camp on Sunday and also added Ivorian striker Boue bi Marc Olivier who is expected to get his debut today.

Sam Ssimbwa returns to face his former side for the second time since leaving in March last year. The other time he has faced Villa since departure was when he was assistant coach at KCCA last season and the game ended in a goalless draw.

Deo Sserwadda, the villa coach will be without captain Mike Sserumaga, Bernard Muwanga and Martin Kiiza who are all out injured while Abel Eturude will be subjected to a late fitness test.

The last league meeting between the two sides ended in a 3-3 draw. SC Villa are in second position on 11 points four behind leaders KCCA but with a game in hand while Soana are third with same points as Villa.


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