Khartoum Watani will host Villa on February 13 in Sudan while the return leg will be in Kampala on February 27.
SC Villa 0 Tusker 0
CAF Confederation Cup
Khartoum Watani (Sudan) v SC Villa SC Villa coach Ibrahim Kirya believes that they will need to strengthen the striking department if they are to go past Khartoum Watani in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Kirya who feels the rest of the departments in the team are okay was reacting after his side played to a goalless draw with Kenya side Tusker on Wednesday at Nakivubo stadium.
"The team is not struggling but the problem is scoring. We set up a good attacking build up but we continuously fail to put the ball in the net. We are going to put emphasis on this in our next training sessions since we need an away goal against Khartoum," Kirya stated.
Khartoum Watani will host Villa on February 13 in Sudan while the return leg will be in Kampala on February 27. The winner of this round takes on either JKU (Zanzibar) or Gaborone (Botswana).
Meanwhile, before the start of the friendly game, SC Villa initiated a partnership with Pemba Sports Africa.
"I have three things to do; one is to promote the club, players and market the team. I will be part of the club as a director to help in terms of sponsorship and operations," Pemba Sports Africa chairman Jackson Pemba stated.
SC Villa vice president in charge of general duties Meddy Nsereko pointed out the need help the team to perform well in Africa.
"Villa is a great team so we are trying our best to bring the right people on board to help us. Pemba has massive experience and we are confident the club will benefit from him," Nsereko stated.
The Jogoos last represented the country in 2005 where they lost to Al-Ahly of Egypt in the CAF Champions League on a 6-0 aggregate score.
The club withdrew from the Confederation Cup in 2010 due to financial hardships.