If the quality of players or even history was to be considered, Police and SC Villa were supposed to be title contenders in the 2018/2019 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Unfortunately for the two sides, the results to put them in that status have barely come by especially SC Villa who visit Police on Tuesday at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
The 16 league winners are flirting with the relegation monster in 13th position while Police are languishing in ninth place.
Both sides are coming off disappointing defeats in their last outings, Police lost 6-3 to KCCA at Lugogo while BUL defeated SC Villa 1-0 at Namboole just like they had done last season in Masaka.
Douglas Bamweyana’s assistant Simon Mugerwa had vowed that Villa needed to win both their remaining ties of the first round, they now have one game left.
Their Police counterpart Abdallah Mubiru finds himself juggling coaching unpaid players and motivating them to get results on the field of play.
It has not been that easy by the look on inconsistency in garnering out results, actually the last time they won back to back games was in October against Nyamityobora and Ndejje Lions.
In seven away games Villa have won and lost once, they have drawn the other five, Police are impressive at home, and they have won four times in seven meetings, drawn once and lost twice.
Both sides have some of the most inform players in the league right now, Villa striker Bashir Mutanda scores at will and it’s no surprise that he leads the top scorers’ charts with nine goals, Police have largely relied on midfielder Balinya Juma from the goals, he has bagged seven already.
But the 2005 league winners will be searching for a first victory against Villa since September 30th 2014 when they won 2-1.