By James Bakama
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IT’S supposed to be one of Uganda’s biggest derbies. It pits the country’s most successful team against a club that boasts of one of the biggest fan bases in the region.
That’s the SC Villa versus Express encounter.
But as fans head to Wankulukuku, there will again be that question as to whether the two sides can again muster up that performance that once had this as one of the biggest rivalries.
Both sides are currently at their worst ever. While 16-time champions SC Villa are eleventh in the 16 team league, Express are at the bottom of the table.
The Red Eagles, champions just two seasons ago, are yet to win a match in five outings. Matters have not been helped at Wankulukuku by the resignation of club chairman Francis Buwule.
There have been reports of financial trouble at Express with players in disappointment because of non-payment of wages.
The Jogoos are also just trying to find their feet after a shaky start. They have gladly welcomed back defender Godfrey Walusimbi.
The left full back signed a six months contract with the Jogoos after a disagreement with DR. Congo side Don Bosco.
“He should be able to stabilize the defence and also add punch to our attack,” observed coach Stephen Bogere who is also reaping from the arrival at Villa Park of Yuda Mugalu and Karim Ndugwa.