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Nkemba confident SC Villa will improve next season

By Shafik Ssenoga, Patricia Turyahebwa

Added 31st July 2020 11:40 AM

Under the stewardship of coach Edward Kaziba last season, Villa finished 3rd in the Uganda Premier League

Nkemba confident SC Villa will improve next season

Interim SC Villa chairman William Nkemba. Courtesy Photo

Under the stewardship of coach Edward Kaziba last season, Villa finished 3rd in the Uganda Premier League

Despite the fact that SC Villa is likely to lose a number of key players in the transfer window, the club's interim chairman William Nkemba is optimistic that next season will be far better.

Villa finished third last season with 46 points, eight behind champions Vipers.

"We performed very well though we had financial constraints. But we are organising something concerning the welfare of our players so that our team is established in terms of commitment and performance.

We are supposed to compete for top slots like other clubs and perhaps be an example to others, therefore, I assure Villa fans that next season we must go back to our winning ways," stated Nkemba.

Of recent, there has been a misunderstanding between the club and players over monthly arrears.

In fact, this has forced some of players to request FUFA to intervene while others are not ready to feature for the record champions again.

The likes of Ambrose Kirya, David Owori, Bashir Mutanda, Derrick Ndahiro, Moses Kiggundu and Ibrahim Kibumba among others are likely not to stay with Villa next season.

Ndahiro has been linked with a move to KCCA FC as the replacement for Mustafa Kizza who joined Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact while Mutanda could go to either KCCA or URA.

Owori is reported to have joined URA FC while Kirya and Kiggundu are likely to reunite with former Villa coach Moses Basena at Rwanda's Sunrise FC.

While SC Villa is that one club that is not well defined in terms of leadership with Nkemba having served in interim capacity for a lengthy spell, there is yet to announce a big move.

"Time is now for us to announce something big to our fans before the press announces so that they at least get to know our stand," he noted.

This comes at a time when Dubai-based businessman Farouk Meyiwa is showing interest in taking charge of Villa who are coached by Edward Kaziba.

Villa who last won a league title in 2004 have in the past had challenges in administration and finances among other things.

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