Founded in 1975 as Nakivubo Boys with Daniel Kiwalabye as it’s president whose reign ended in 1979 when the late Chief Patrick Kawooya took over, 45 years later, SC Villa is yet to stably stand.
Since 1979 when they gained promotion to the top flight league football under captain Joseph Kibandi (RIP), SC Villa is the most decorated club in Ugandan football history.
However, with 16 league titles, 9 Uganda Cups, 3 CECAFA trophies and two times continental finalists, the club has for so long been sank in an ocean of problems ranging from ownership, management and lack of infrastructure.
Currently the club is homeless ahead of the 2020/21 UPL season as the current management runs up and down to seek refugee from different corners of the football sector.
Recently, Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku management rejected SC Villa’s request to host and share a home with arch rivals Express FC.
According to a letter dated 8th October 2020, SC Villa wrote seeking refugee at Wankulukuku for the 2020/21 season since her last season’s landlord Mandela National Stadium, Namboole was turned into a treatment center for COVID-19.
However, the management at Wankulukuku turned down the request.
Reports are currently linking Uganda’s sleeping Giants (SC Villa) to Bombo barracks play ground.
SC Villa has been a nomad institution having used a total of over five (5) play grounds to host games in the previous six season’s.
These include Ssaza ground (Mityana), Bombo, War Memorial Stadium-Nakivubo, Masaka Recreation Ground and Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.