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SC Villa Gears Up Against Express FC in Epic Derby Clash

On the upcoming Friday, December 8, 2023,the Jogoos gear up to face off against Express FC in what is heralded as the country’s oldest Derby. The battleground for this riveting encounter will be Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku.

Match Stats:

Reflecting on the recent encounters between these two formidable teams, SC Villa has emerged victorious in three out of the last five meetings. Express FC managed to secure one win, and one match concluded with the honours evenly split in a draw.

While anticipation runs high for this Derby clash, it’s worth noting that young talents Mukisa Simon, Kyeyune Abas, and Hakim Mutebi, along with assistant manager Morley Byekwaso, are currently on duty with the National U-18 team. Despite this, the Jogoos boast a well-prepared squad, ready for selection.

“It marks a significant moment in the history of both clubs, but we are poised to secure the points, thanks to the strategies provided by our coaches. Our team is in excellent condition, and we are eagerly anticipating the kickoff whistle.”

“Our strength lies in the support of our fans at Wankulukuku, so I urge them to show up and help us secure these much needed points.” – Winger Patrick Jonah Kakande

The game is set to kick off at 4 pm and will be live on sanyukaprime. Don your Jogoo Jersey, let’s support the boys.

SC Villa’s Quest for Victory: Clash with Busoga United on Match Day 9

On Thursday, November 30th, SC Villa is set to host Busoga United for match day 9 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku. Eager to secure maximum points and climb the SUPL Log after a draw with Mbarara City in their previous fixture, the Jogoos are geared up for a crucial encounter.

Match Stats:
In the last five meetings, SC Villa has asserted dominance with three wins, while Busoga United secured one victory, and both teams shared a draw.

Team News:
Despite the long-term injuries to Denis Ojara and Defender Tabu Oryem, the Jogoos boast a ready squad for selection.

Ronald Sekiganda, speaking ahead of the fixture, expressed confidence, “The team is in good shape, and everyone is ready to fight for the three points if given a chance. The coaches have corrected the mistakes from the previous game, and we’re prepared to apply the given tactics for the three points tomorrow.”

Sekiganda, in stellar form with a goal and two consecutive man-of-the-match awards, called upon all Jogoos to support them at home.

“I, therefore, call upon all the Jogoos to come and support us tomorrow at home,” he added.

The game kicks off at 4 pm and will be broadcasted live on Sanyuka Prime. Tickets are priced at ugx 10,000 for Ordinary and ugx 50,000 for VIP. Your support matters!

SC VILLA , MBARARA CITY SHARE SPOILS

First Half:

The initial minutes at Kakyeeka witnessed a balanced effort from both teams to establish possession. Umar Lutalo faced a stretching moment following a collision.

As the game progressed, the Jogoos intensified their attacking strategy. In the 18th minute, a promising free kick from Patrick Kakande failed to connect with the Jogoos for a scoring opportunity. Kakande’s subsequent shot at the 43rd minute narrowly missed the target, leading to a goalless halftime.

Second Half:

The second half commenced amid rain, yet the team persisted in their pursuit of an opening goal. The 50th minute saw a pause for medical attention as Norman Angufindru collided with Mbarara’s Akandwanaho.

The turning point came in the 72nd minute when Mbarara’s Magumba received a red card for a nasty foul on Hakim Kiwanuka. A substitution followed with Owori replacing Kiwanuka.

In the 60th minute, a triple substitution was made, introducing Onzima, Ngonde, and Bogere while Lutalo, Lwanga, and Kakande made way. The 82nd minute brought a promising chance, with Bogere’s shot punched out for a corner by Mbarara’s goalkeeper.

Closing Moments:

With 3 minutes added for play at Kakyeka, the 90+2nd minute witnessed the final substitution as Serubiri came on for Diego Nissi. The match concluded with a hard-fought draw, earning the team a valuable point away from home.

Reactions

“I appreciate the team’s dedicated effort in today’s match against Mbarara City FC, despite not achieving the desired points. We’re heading home to analyze and rectify our mistakes as we prepare for the upcoming fixture on our home ground.” – Gavin Kizito Mugweri

Next up – SC Villa will host Busoga United at Wankulukuku on Thursday 30th November 2023.

SC Villa Gears Up for Clash with Mbarara City: Team News and Matchday Insights

SC Villa is set for a short journey to the City of Mbarara for their Matchday 8 fixture on Saturday, November 25th.

With a recent home victory boosting their confidence, the Jogoos aim to carry this momentum into the upcoming match.

Match Stats:
The last encounter between these teams was in April 2022, resulting in a victory for the Jogoos. In their overall head-to-head across all competitions, Mbarara City has won 3 matches, SC Villa has won 4, and there have been no draws in the 7 matches played so far.

Team News:
Young talents Mukisa Simon, Kyeyune Abas, and Hakim Mutebi, along with assistant manager Morley Byekwaso, are on duty with the National U-18 team.

Goalkeeper Meddie Kibirige is unavailable due to family matters. The rest of the squad is ready for selection.

Returning defender from injury, Joseph Kafumbe had this to say about tomorrow’s fixture:

“Entering this fixture with motivation following our victory against Arua Hill SC. Mbarara is a formidable opponent, yet we have confidence in the strategies provided by the technical team during the international break. We aim to secure points on the road and continue building our winning momentum.” – Joseph Kafumbe

The game will kick off at 4PM at Kakyeeka Stadium and will be live on SanyukaPrime.

Jogoos’ Brilliance Unveiled: SC Villa’s Commanding Performance Against Arua Hill SC

SC Villa dominated match day seven at home against Arua Hill SC in the Startimes Uganda Premier League. Goals from Ronald Sekiganda, Umar Lutalo, and Peter Onzima secured the victory, while Frank Kalanda scored a consolation for the visitors in the dying minutes.

The game witnessed early excitement, with both teams showing speed and skill. The Jogoos controlled possession and launched numerous attacks, but it remained goalless until halftime.

The early minutes set the tone for a speedy contest, with both sides showcasing their skills. SC Villa, notably, displayed a commendable level of possession and launched several attacks, yet the breakthrough remained elusive in the initial stages. At the 37th minute, an opportunity presented itself as Sekiganda narrowly missed a header from Lutalo’s freekick.

The halftime whistle blew with the scoreline still goalless, but the anticipation in the stadium was palpable.

The second half ushered in a burst of action, with Ronald Sekiganda breaking the deadlock at the 47th minute. The Jogoos’ dominance continued, and at the 67th minute, a double substitution saw Hakim Kiwanuka and Charles Lwanga make way for Onzima and Bogere, respectively.

Umar Lutalo further extended SC Villa’s lead at the 70th minute, As the clock ticked, strategic substitutions unfolded. Onzima added another goal in the 90+1st minute, displaying skill and composure in beating his marker.

In the dying moments, Arua Hill SC managed to pull one back as Frank Kalanda headed in Wahab’s freekick at the 90+3rd minute. Despite the late consolation goal, SC Villa emerged victorious, capping off a dynamic display of skill and teamwork.

Ronald Sekiganda the day’s man of the match talked to this website;

“I’m thrilled to be fully fit and back in the team, especially after scoring my first goal this season. Despite missing big chances in the first half, we regrouped in the second half, securing maximum points that propel us forward in the upcoming games.”

Next up for Jogoos will be a trip to Mbarara on 23rd November 2023.

SC VILLA HOST ARUA HILL SC

On Thursday, November 9th, SC Villa will clash with Arua Hill SC at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, as part of matchday seven in the Startimes Uganda Premier League.

In their most recent four encounters, SC Villa has claimed two victories, while Arua Hill SC secured one win, with one match ending in a draw.

The upcoming match, however, comes with its fair share of challenges, as several players are dealing with injuries. Winger Rogers Kiwanuka is sidelined due to a knee injury, Center Back Ramathan Juma is also nursing a knee injury, whereas , Left Back Joseph Kafumbe is in the process of recovering from a muscle injury. 

On a brighter note, the rest of the squad is fit and available for selection. 

Towering defender Anorld Odong shared, “We’ve put in a lot of hard work in the past weeks. We know it won’t be an easy game as Arua Hill is a tough opponent, but we’ve checked all the boxes to ensure we come out on top and secure the maximum points to improve our league standings.”

The game is scheduled to kick off at 4 PM and will be broadcast live on Fufa TV. Tickets for the game are priced at 10,000 shillings for Ordinary entrance and 50,000 shillings for VIP access.

SC Villa Revives VMT Registration with Exclusive Database for 2023/24 Season

SC Villa has reopened the registration for their fans for the 2023/24 season through the Villa Members Trust (VMT). This revival was officially launched on November 8, with CEO William Nkemba, club PRO Asan Kasingye, and executive members Sarah Adong and Sam Mubiru in attendance.

CEO William Nkemba explained that the registration process had been temporarily halted, but it was now being revived with a specific purpose. The club wanted to establish an exclusive and independent database for SC Villa, free from third-party influence. They developed new software to achieve this goal and ensure they have full control over their membership data.

This decision was partly in response to concerns raised by members, particularly after disruptions during the previous presidential elections. Today’s revival of registration reflects the executive’s commitment to address those concerns and maintain full ownership of their database.

Membership fees remain at Ugx. 50,000 annually, and all registered members, including those who registered in June, will receive a membership card. Registration for November will take place at the club offices, with plans to expand the process nationwide.

“Nkemba also pledged to disclose the numbers of registered members from previous seasons since the initiation of the VMT.”

Waiting in the Wings: Jeans Braddy Wokorach can only wait for the right time.

Introduction:

In the world of football, patience and perseverance are virtues that every player must embrace. Jeans Braddy Wokorach, the promising goalkeeper for SC Villa, embodies these qualities as he awaits his chance to step onto the pitch and represent the Jogoos. We had the privilege to sit down with Wokorach and discuss his journey, aspirations, and what it means to be in the shadows of the senior goalkeeper while waiting for his opportunity under the watchful eye of Head Coach Dusan Stojanovic.

The Journey So Far:

Wokorach’s journey in the footballing world has been one filled with determination and a relentless pursuit of excellence. From his early days in the youth academies to his current position as the understudy to the senior goalkeeper, he has always had a clear goal in mind – to become the number one choice for SC Villa. He recognizes the importance of learning from experienced players and is grateful for the guidance he has received.

Working with Coach Stojanovic:

Coach Dusan Stojanovic, a seasoned football strategist, has been a pivotal figure in shaping Wokorach’s career sofar . The young goalkeeper has immense respect for Stojanovic and values the wisdom and insights the coach imparts. Wokorach understands that earning the coach’s trust is crucial, and he continues to put in the hard work to be prepared when his time comes.

Waiting for His Chance:

The life of a backup goalkeeper is one of patience and dedication. Wokorach knows that he must stay prepared and focused, even if it means sitting on the bench during match days. He shared with us that his day-to-day routine involves rigorous training, self-improvement, and analysis of his performance during practice sessions. He eagerly awaits that call from the coach, but he’s not merely waiting; he’s actively working to be the best he can be.

Aspirations and Ambitions:

Jeans Braddy Wokorach’s ambition is clear – he dreams of becoming a legendary goalkeeper for SC Villa. He believes that every game presents an opportunity to showcase his skills and prove himself to the fans and his team. His ultimate goal is to contribute to the success of the Jogoos and make his mark in Ugandan football history.

Closing Thoughts:

Jeans Braddy Wokorach’s story is a testament to the perseverance and dedication that every aspiring footballer must embrace. As he patiently waits for his first chance to represent SC Villa on the pitch, he continues to train, learn, and grow. With the guidance of Coach Dusan Stojanovic and Goal keeping coach Yusuf Senyonjo, Wokorach is poised to make a significant impact when his moment in the spotlight arrives. The Jogoos eagerly await the day Jeans Braddy Wokorach takes center stage, and it’s bound to be a memorable moment in Ugandan football.

Breaking Barriers: Sarah Adong’s Vision for the Women Jogoos and the entire Jogoo family

In an effort to enhance the club’s appeal to women, the SC Villa President together with his Committee made a bold decision by appointing Sarah Adong as the representative for women’s ideas(Women reprentative) at the Club. This website had the opportunity to sit down with her for an exclusive one-on-one interview about the future of the women Jogoos and the potential impact on the club’s illustrious history.

Media Officer: Welcome, Sarah! We’re thrilled to have you on board. Can you share more about your background and what led you to this significant role with the club?

Sarah Adong: I have served this club before as the Spokeperson and also a member of the Congress, i hold an advanced diploma in Sports Management and administration from International Olympics Committee, above all I have been a fan of this club since childhood.
Certainly because I have a background in sports management and with deep passion for promoting women’s involvement in sports. I’ve worked with various organizations such as media and Civil society, Political offices with initiatives aimed at empowering women through sports. When the SC Villa President Haji Omar Mandela approached me to serve on his executive, I saw it as an incredible opportunity to combine my expertise with my passion and contribute to the growth of the women Jogoos and inspire many other women and people to join this club.

Media Officer: It’s clear you bring valuable experience to the table. How do you envision bridging the gender gap in the club and the community, and what long-term impact do you hope to achieve?

Sarah Adong: Bridging the gender gap is essential for us. We aim to establish mentorship programs, Community social responsibilities, youth academies, and training opportunities specifically geared towards female athletes and fans. By creating these pathways, we hope to not only improve the performance of the women’s Jogoos but also inspire young girls and boys in the community to pursue their dreams in sports. In the long run, I believe we can help change societal perceptions about women’s sports and create a more inclusive environment for everyone.

Media Officer: That’s a commendable vision. Could you elaborate on your plans for fan engagement and how the fans can actively contribute to this transformation?

Sarah Adong: Fan engagement is crucial. We plan to host events where fans can interact with our female athletes, get to know their stories, and form deeper connections with the team. We’ll also have regular feedback sessions to gather ideas and suggestions from our passionate fan base. Our supporters are a vital part of the club’s success, and their input will play a significant role in shaping the future of the women Jogoos.

Media Officer: It’s great to see this commitment to fan involvement. As we wrap up, can you give us a sneak peek into any upcoming events or initiatives that fans should look forward to?

Sarah Adong: Absolutely! We have some exciting events in the pipeline, including community outreach programs, youth clinics, and exclusive fan meet-and-greets with our female athletes. We’ll be unveiling these plans in the coming months, and we hope our fans will join us in making the women Jogoos stronger than ever. I therefore call upon women out there to support this gallant club.

Media Officer: That’s fantastic to hear. We’re looking forward to all the positive changes you’ll bring to the club. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your insights with us, and we wish you the best of luck in your new role.

Sarah Adong: Thank you, and I appreciate the support. It’s going to be an amazing journey, and I can’t wait to get started.
Let’s make the Jogoos shine!

From left up- Hajji Ssemanda Ssalim the VP Incharge of Mobilisation and fans, Khasim Nziraguhanga the General Secretary,  Hajji Omar Mandela the Club President,   Daniel Bakaki the senior Vice President,  Asan Kasingye Club Spokesperson, Isaac Walukagga Incharge of Legal affairs, 
From the right : Eng. William Nkemba the Club CEO,  Sarah Adong Excom member Incharge of women and general duties, Sam Mubiru Vice President Technical and Baker Mugaino Vice President Administration.
From left up- Hajji Ssemanda Ssalim the VP Incharge of Mobilisation and fans, Khasim Nziraguhanga the General Secretary, Hajji Omar Mandela the Club President, Daniel Bakaki the senior Vice President, Asan Kasingye Club Spokesperson, Isaac Walukagga Incharge of Legal affairs,
From the right : Eng. William Nkemba the Club CEO, Sarah Adong Excom member Incharge of women and general duties, Sam Mubiru Vice President Technical and Baker Mugaino Vice President Administration.

Match Preview: SC Villa visit Maroons FC

It will be an intriguing showdown as SC Villa locks horns with Maroons FC on matchday two in the startimes Uganda Premier league.The stage is set, and football fans can expect an electrifying encounter between these two teams.

#TheJogoos will be determined to bounce back from a disappointing start to the season. They’ll be looking to make a statement in this match by showcasing their attacking prowess and tightening up their defense. Expect a spirited performance from SC Villa as they aim to earn their first points of the 2023/24 campaign.

Maroons FC on the other hand will be looking to maintain their good start of the season after beating Wakiso Giants away from home.

Match Stats
Maroons FC has secured 1 victory in their past meetings with SC Villa, indicating a successful outcome in one of their matches. On the other hand, SC Villa has emerged victorious in 2 of the games, showcasing their dominance in those instances.

Umar Lutalo

Additionally, the fact that there have been 2 draws between these two teams highlights the competitive nature of their encounters, where neither side managed to secure a win, resulting in a shared outcome.

While talking to this website, the gaffer said;

“We’ve had an intense preparation period leading up to tomorrow’s match. Our strategy remains focused on our strengths – a balanced attack, solid defense, and disciplined teamwork. We’ve worked on our style and are ready to adapt as needed during the game.”

Duasan

“Injuries are part of the game, and we’ve had our fair share. However, we’ve got a deep squad, and we’ve made the necessary adjustments. Some players have recovered, and we’ll make decisions on the starting lineup closer to kickoff. We’re confident in the abilities of all our players.” Coach Dusan when asked about the injuries within the team.

“Finally, To our fans, we appreciate your unwavering support. We share your high expectations, and we’re dedicated to making this season a memorable one. Your energy and passion drive us to excel. We’ll give our best on the field to make you proud. Thank you for being the 12th player on our team.”

Team News

Good news to hear as left back Umar Lutalo and midfielders Sekiganda and Jonah Kakande are back to full fitness. This is positive news for the team. Additionally, center back Masembe’s return to training is a promising sign, although he will still need to pass a final fitness test.

However, it’s unfortunate that forward Charles Lwanga is sidelined with an ankle injury, and Kafumbe is still in the recovery process.

The game will kick off at 3pm and will be on live broadcast.

CLUB STATEMENT | ALI KAYONGO, GEOFFREY BUKOHORE HANDED MANAGERIAL ROLES AT THE CLUB

Today, Sports Club Villa has appointed Mr. Ali Kayongo as its Team Manager. He is a former player of the club who held its flag high during the 1990‘s as a midfielder having won the league during his first season at the club in 1994. He comes with lots of experience to share with the team.

‘’I am glad and humbled to be back at the club though in a different capacity, it is a task that I am ready to take on wholeheartedly and willing to do my best to help the club fill the trophy cabin.” – Mr. Ali Kayongo

Mr. Geoffrey Bukohore has also been appointed as the Sports Club Villa Team Coordinator. He is also a former Sports Club Villa defender who was part of the 1998 double-winning squad and subsequently emerged as a 1999 CECAFA finalist with the Club.

“It’s a great honour to be able to serve the club with which I’ve had great memories in this new capacity as Team Coordinator. I return to the Jogoo family with lots of enthusiasm and experience which I will share with everyone else at the club in order to reach our desired goals both short and long term” – Mr. Bukohore Geoffrey.

The duo was officially introduced by the CEO Mr. William Nkemba to the technical team and the players during the club training at Wankulukuku. They have recently completed FUFA’s organized Football Administration & Management course to add to their management skills. 

“At the end of last season, we had changes at the technical bench. We had a vacant position that needed to be filled – I Am happy that today as we head into a fresh season, we’ve managed to appoint a new team manager Mr. Ali Kayongo. We’ve also added a new position of a team coordinator appointing Mr. Geoffrey Bukohore to fill the former. We welcome them to the management sector of the Club and hope to work hand in hand to see us reach greatness.” CEO Mr. William Nkemba

This appointment comes at a time when the Jogoos are preparing for the 2023/2024 Uganda Premier League season on September 15, 2023.

Everyone at the club welcomes the duo to this new adventure.