By Fred Kaweesi
Police v Masaka (Kavumba)
SC Villa v Entebbe (Nakivubo)
SCVU v URA (Namboole)
IF there was any moment that SCVU needed two of their high-profile preseason arrivals Geoffrey Sserunkuuma and Mike Sserumaga, it should be today against URA FC.
Uganda’s CAF Confederations Cup representatives are a team desperate for firepower in attack.
Any contributions from both Sserunkuuma and former URA star Sserumaga at Namboole Stadium, could make a huge difference for a side that has gone 270 minutes without scoring a goal.
In their last three fixtures, Victoria University drew goalless against KCCA (0-0), lost 1-0 to Proline before drawing 1-1 against Bidco FC last Friday.
In fact the draw against Bidco was courtesy of an own goal from Bidco defender George Kayondo which explains the goal scoring crisis at the club.
In the aftermath of the Proline game, SCVU defender stated on the club’s website that: “We attack well but we cannot finish. I hope we can improve on that.”
But why would a club clustered with plenty of experienced ammunition upfront offer little in front of goal.
Sserunkuuma and Sserumaga were brought in to support youthful strikers Simon Okwi and Caesar Sapeo but the results have not been pleasing.
The two former Cranes stars have even barely started a full game.
Of course that has nothing to do with ability as both players have been proven over the years.
The issue that coach Alex Isabirye will have to deal with now is take the duo through the right fitness regime to recover their old-selves.
At the moment, SCVU will rely on Okwi, currently with six goals while Frank Kalanda will shoulder the tax collectors’ attacking burden.