CECAFA Kagame Cup
Tuesday 9th (Azam Complex)
Villa – Al Merriekh Bentiu FC

Uganda Premier League champions SC Villa are set to face off against Al Merriekh Bentiu FC from South Sudan in their opening match of the CECAFA Kagame Cup today, Tuesday, July 9th at the Azam Complex in Chamazi, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

SC Villa has announced a strong squad for the tournament, featuring six new signings, including Kato Ssemayange, Denis Omony Kaka, Geoffrey Lubangakene, Najib Yiga, Johnson Ssenyonga, and Isaac Mpagi. The team is determined to make a deep run in the competition and bring home the title.

Al Merriekh Bentiu FC, who qualified for the tournament after winning the South Sudan National Cup, will be a formidable opponent for SC Villa.

The match promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams looking to start their campaign on a high note. SC Villa will be looking to draw on their experience in the tournament, having won the title three times in the past.

The winner of the tournament will take home a prize of $30,000, with the runner-up receiving $20,000 and the third-placed team receiving $10,000. The tournament is supported by the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), with the support of the football-loving President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.

After the match against Al Merriekh Bentiu FC, SC Villa will face Singida Black Stars FC from Tanzania on Friday at 6:00 PM and then face Rwanda Premier League champions APR FC on Monday at 1:00 PM.

SC Villa Squad to CECAFA
Goalkeepers – Jeans Braddy Wokorach, Meddie Kibirige, Norman Angufidru

Defenders – Cyrus Kibande, Arnold Odongo, Kato Ssemayange, Denis Omony Kaka, Edward Masembe, David Owori, Geoffrey Lubangakane

Midfielders – Ronald Ssekiganda, Tonny Atukunda, Hakim Kiwanuka, Diego Ssemugera, Aslam Ssemakula, Elvis Ngonde, Najib Yiga, Patrick Jonah Kakande, Johnson Ssenyonga, Reagan Mpande, Isaac Mpagi, Peter Onzima

Forwards – Charles Lwanga, Junior Niwamanya and Andrew Otim

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