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UPL Season Preview: SC Villa’s prowess still in doubt

By Shafic Kiyaga
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SC VIlla will hope that striker Bashir Mutanda has the touch they need in front of goal | Daily Monitor Photo

Record league champions Sports Club Villa, get the 2019/20 Star Times Uganda Premier League season underway with an opening day trip to face a competitive and fearless Kyetume FC side. The Slaughters have made significant improvements as they embark on their maiden top-flight season.

The worst start to a league season by the club under former boss Moses Basena left the SC Villa battling relegation for the most part of the season, fearing relegation, consequently seeing him sacked, after failing to win a single game in the eight games he was in charge.

Douglas Bamweyana was drafted in, a risky ‘project’ appointment at a time when Villa needed a firefighter to limp forward to the finish line. Nothing too remarkable, but Bamweyana simply picked up a healthy balance of wins, draws and losses to secure Villa’s place in the top flight.

The off-season has not passed incident free as the club have been chased away from their only prized asset ‘The Villa Park’, as the land will be redeveloped for the flyover. Additionally, club leadership remains another withstanding issue again as the interim committee stays on for another year with no clear sight of elections

The SC Villa team that helped the side survive relegation last season before their game against Mbarara City last season / Courtesy Images

Safe to say that Villa significantly under-performed during the 2018/19 campaign, finishing just seven points clear of relegation places in 12th position, but surely no blame can be placed on the current head coach Edward Kaziba.

It seems like ages ago since Villa were title challengers in the league but that was just two seasons ago. A third-place finish gave way to a turgid relegation battle as one too many names left Villa Park.

Villa no longer have a stable of world-class talents-to-be but they do have coaches whose radical vision of the club could become a reality in the coming seasons. As recent times suggest, it’s been an up and down period for the Jogoo with several managers coming and going. And a new horizon could be on the rise as the enthusiastic yet polite Kaziba takes charge ahead of his first season.

Kaziba knows that more than survival will be demanded this time around but can he transform the Jogoo’s fortunes and restore them to the top half of the table.

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SC Villa Edward Kaziba (R) during his time as Crested Cranes assistant coach with Faridah Bulega (M) and Oliver Mbekeka (L) FUFA Image

Villa had a season to forget, but one may think that they were architects of their downfall as they lost a league-high nine points from games they were winning by half time. Add that to the 34 points they accumulated, and they finish as high as seventh.

Home form was integral as they challenged for the title in 2018 while hosting games in Masaka, but the switch to Namboole also hurt them. Much as they accumulated the fifth highest points total away from home, they picked up the same number of points at home, winning just one more game (4) than they did on the road.

Kaziba will, therefore, need to galvanise his players to put up worthy performances at home, and it will go a long way in transforming the mood around the club from a breeding ground of pessimism into one of positivity.

Games against Mbarara City, Proline and Police in the early stages could set the tone for the season but home matches against Express and Vipers in September may garner a better indication of what lies ahead. Villa need to head into games with Bonafide intentions of winning them which will create a palpable degree of confidence around the team.

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KCCA FC midfielder Allan Okello (M) dribble past Sulaiman Majanjalo (L) and Ambrose Kirya (R) of SC Villa last season | KCCA FC photo

Despite Villa’s struggles last season, they often looked impressive in the goalscoring department, but worryingly, Bashir Mutanda was the major source of goals and the club often struggled when he struggled.

Keeping Mutanda on for another year after interests from Botswana is another boost for the club. While Pius Wangi has left the club, the capture of Faisal Muwawu from Busoga United could close the gap as Ronald Magwaali continues with his development.

The club also welcomes back Ambrose Kirya and hopefully, his injury struggles are behind him after he struggled for fitness last season. Charles Lwanga’s pace, flair and trickery will be exciting to look out for on the flanks.

The other of their signings is Ibrahim Kibumba and Yayo Lutimba from Police Fc and Vipers respectively. Both defenders are adept to the demands of the league and bring a lot of experience and cover in the defensive areas especially with Derrick Ndahiro still out with injury.

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