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Football | Uganda

SC Villa set for RPF anniversary



Uganda’s Sports Club Villa are itching to win 25th Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Anniversary Tournament due December 15 at Stade de Kigali.

A statement from the club says a 26-man party will be travelling to Kigali this Friday and will be led Fred Muwema, the club chairman.

“The RPF Liaison is working on a protocol for the team to meet His Excellency President Kagame to be presented with gong recognizing his contribution towards SC Villa and football at large,” states in part the statement.

SC Villa have close links with the Rwandan political set-up. According to SC Villa chairman, Muwema, Rwanda President Kagame “supported SC Villa during his stay in Uganda in the 80s and early 90s.”

The late Fred Rwigyema, am RPF heroe, was a distinguished supporter of the club, he adds.

Villa are Uganda's leading football club having won a record 16 league titles. The 25th RPF Anniversary football tournament starts on December 15 with APR facing Burundi's Vital'O.

Rayon Sports take on SC Villa the next day with the third place play-off and the final due December 18.

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