SC Villa v KCC FC
Another 90 minutes will be required to determine the winner of this year’s Uganda Cup.
After back and forth meetings to reach a settlement to have the abandoned final in Ntungamo, SC Villa and KCC FC agreed to replay the game at Namboole Stadium, Tuesday.
Villa president Ben Misagga had earlier said that his team will won’t play 90 minutes but only 18 minutes, with KCC furious saying they can’t play with a red card awarded to their midfielder Hakim Ssenkumba standing.
However KCC players Hakim Ssenkumba, Joseph Ochaya and Owen Kasule will miss the game after being red carded in the aborted match played in Ntungamo.
According to the match referee report compiled by referee Robert Donney the three players were given matching orders for misconduct.
The federation considered referee’s report to disqualify the three players.
Villa head coach Ibrahim Kirya however said that his team is in good shape and ready for KCC regardless of the fracas which has surrounded the final.
“Since Tuesday last week we have been training. The negotiations haven’t caught us unaware and we think we shall play well. Our target remains the same. We want to win the title,” Kirya said.
“We have been playing good but defending was bitter that is why we conceded goals during the league unnecessarily. This will be another chapter on Tuesday,” said Kirya.
While the absence of Ssenkumba, Ochaya and Kasule might be looked at a disadvantage that weakens KCC FC, their coach, Abdullah Mubiru is confident he has a pool of players who can fill the void left behind by the suspensions to lift the title they last held in 2004.
To tighten the security around the stadium, a security meeting was held on Monday at Central Police Station in Kampala to ensure that there is no more chaos.
Referee Alex Muhabi has been handed the responsibility to handle this game as center referee.