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Time to show who is jogoo

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th May 2005 03:00 AM

SC Villa will come up against its former stars Phillip Ssozi, Alimansi Kadogo and Manfred Kizito when they face off with APR in the CECAFA Kagame club championship final at CCM Kirumba stadium in Mwanza today.

SC Villa will come up against its former stars Phillip Ssozi, Alimansi Kadogo and Manfred Kizito when they face off with APR in the CECAFA Kagame club championship final at CCM Kirumba stadium in Mwanza today.

By Douglas Mazune
in Mwanza

CECAFA Club Cup Final
APR v Villa 4.00pm

Losers match
Mtibwa v Rayon 2.00pm
Live on V.O.A and Super FM

SC Villa will come up against its former stars Phillip Ssozi, Alimansi Kadogo and Manfred Kizito when they face off with APR in the CECAFA Kagame club championship final at CCM Kirumba stadium in Mwanza today.

Kizito, Ssozi and lethal striker Bobo Bola pose a big threat to Villa’s defence marshaled by captain Andy Mwesigwa that is yet to concede a goal in the competition.

Defending champions APR boast of a variety of striking options but Villa tactician Sam Timbe is confident his defence is ready for the task.

“If my defenders maintain their concentration they are capable of finishing the tournament without conceding a single goal,” the Brazilian-trained coach said.

Villa are seeking just their third CECAFA title, and fourth for Ugandan clubs. “ It is definitely going to be a tough match, we ask for prayers from Ugandans back home,” Timbe said.

With striker Robert Ssentongo a doubt, Ceasar Sempija, who scored Villa’s winning goal against Mtibwa in the semi-final, will partner Bernard Mwalala in the search for goals.

Mwalala is confident destiny will hand the Jogoos the title. He said: “Since we beat Simba in the opening game I have had a feeling the cup will go to Kampala.”

Villa’s chances of winning $30000 (sh54m) top prize has been boosted by their young players’ desire to prove that the club does not miss its former stars who controversially joined APR. The runner-up will get $20000(sh36m).

APR’s Kenyan coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee was guarded despite having in his ranks Abubaker Tabula and James Kayimba, who were at KCC before. “Villa is a good team. We will approach them depending on the way they come,” Mulee said.
Probable line-ups

SC Villa
D. Onyango, S. Masaba, G. Kateregga, S. Mutumba, A. Mwesigwa, E. Balyejusa, S. Nsereko, M. Byekwaso, B. Mwalala, C. Sempija, D. Wagaluka;

APR probable lineup
A. Ndizeye, D. Bizimana, A. Tabula, J. Kayimba, T. Mulama, A. Lomani, H. Yusuf, M. Kizito, Y. Kuyihura, B. Bola, P. Ssozi

*Today, 4.15pm
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David Obua’s Chiefs host Moroka Swallows hardly a week after sharing spoils with arch-rivals Pirates in an entertaining Castle Premiership derby at the FNB stadium.

Time to show who is jogoo

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