Uganda Premier League’s second leading scorer, Bashir Mutanda, will return in action on Tuesday afternoon as his SC Villa take on Ndejje University in a battle for survival.
The star midfielder missed Villa’s 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Express FC last weekend due to injury.
He returns together with goalkeeper Saidi Keni who had twisted his ankle.
The Jogoos, with 27 points, sit just three points from the red zone currently occupied by Paidha Black Angels, Nyamityobora and their Tuesday opponent, Ndejje University, in that ascending order.
The Angels are already relegated after failing to, mathematically, accumulate the required points.
A win will push SC Villa to 30 points, a draw will open the gap from the fence to four while a loss will leave them unmoved. A win for Villa will mathematically confirm Nyamityobora’s relegation
Ndejje, have to win the game and plan for more points from the remaining games due to their inferior (-17) goal difference.
In the other match of the day, Paidha Black Angels travel to Jinja to face Kirinya Jinja SSS who are fresh from a disappointing 1-0 loss to BUL FC in their Jinja derby.
The Jinja school boys are looking to keep track with their cross-town rivals who are now four points ahead.
Three points from Tuesday’s game could lift them into the top six, three places up.