Express, Villa in big showdown
The top three on the Bell Super League table will all be looking to
capitalize on each other’s shortfalls this weekend as the first round
curtains steadily come down.
The big one though involves second and third when traditional giants
Express and SC Villa face off at Nakivubo on Friday.
Table leaders Maroons will on the same day hope to maintain their
control at the summit when they welcome Masaka at Luzira.
A day later, three more fixtures are lined up in which Bunnamwaya face
Water, Simba host Kira, and Victors entertain Entebbe Young.
But for starters, keener interest will be at Nakivubo on Friday where
reigning champions Express and 16-time record league winners, Villa,
will be trading fire.
Villa lead the champions by a point on 19, both teams having played
nine games. Victory for either side will see them keep in touch with
Maroons, who top with 23 points.
Bright Haguma, Sulaiman Mayanja and Hussein Mubiru share 12 goals
between them on scoring charts and Express will count on their
services to overcome an unbeaten Villa.
Mike Mutebi’s Villa, themselves inspired by Hood Kaweesa and Dalaus
Kiwalabye – the pair boasting of seven goals between them, know that
victory coupled by failure of Maroons picking maximum points from
Masaka will boost their chances of a challenge at the title.
Bell Super League weekend fixtures
Friday, January 18
Express vs SC Villa, Nakivubo
Maroons vs Masaka, Luzira
Saturday, January 19
Bunnamwaya vs Water, Nakivubo,
Simba vs Kira Young, Bombo
Victors vs Entebbe Young, Kakindu