SCVU will have to do without skipper Denis Iguma for the trip to Mbale to face CRO FC. Iguma will miss out on Friday’s game with an ankle injury.
He had taken a kick to the ankle in last week’s 2-0 win over Express. Iguma also missed the two international friendlies against Egypt this week.
SCVU can move to top of the league with a win in Mbale and will be in confident mood considering the seven points have been picked from three away games this season. Yasser Mugerwa is also suspended for the game in Mbale.
Meanwhile, SCVU’s quartet that took part in this week’s friendly games against Egypt in Cairo have returned just in time to travel to Mbale.
Savio Kabugo, Simon Okwi, Manko Kaweesa and Benjamin Ochan are expected to play in Friday’s engagement.
SC Villa, Express renew rivalry
In the biggest game of the week, 2011 champions Express FC will Friday afternoon look to resurrect their sinking season when they face record champions SC Villa at Wankulukuku. Express has this season had their worst start in five years drawing twice in five league games to earn a paltry two points from a possible 15.
But to Express coach Frank Video Anyau, all the odds favour his team and this is their game to win; “We must beat Villa at all costs. I’ve talked to my forwads and this time than fans will have goals flooding in,” Anyau told Red Pepper Online in a phone chat Friday noon.
Express has scored only once in five games and such a rate would ring alarm bells for any club faithful especially after foes SC Villa recruited tested players in Cranes left-back Geofrey Walusimbi, Karim Ndugwa and former Victors man Yuda Mugalu and the result was a priceless 1-0 victory over Simba in Bombo last Tuesday.
Last season, Villa surprised Express 1-0 away at Wankulukuku but Anyau who never fell to Villa while at Entebbe FC remains confident.
Elsewhere URA visits Kavumba to face giantkillers Soana with boths times riding high on recent success in the FSL.