FOOTBALL–Police FC have sent warning signals to the rest of Azam Premier League contingent after a comfortable 3-0 victory over champions KCCA at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
In a friendly game played with a couple of weeks to the start of the new season Police took the initiative early in the first half when Juma Balinya finished brilliantly moments after his teammate Ben Ochen had missed a penalty.
Ochen made amends for his earlier penalty wobble when he made it 2-0 after a wonderful turn of pace to ensure the cops went into half time in the driving seat.
Balinya completed his brace mid way through the second half, lashing onto Albert Mugisha’s through ball to pile more misery on season’s double champions.
“We are at the beginning of the journey but I was so impressed by the new players that have just joined us,” said a delighted Abdallah Mubiru, the Police FC coach.
The cops have overhauled last season’s squad that spent the better part of the league flirting with relegation.
“We still have a game against URA to come this week and the camp in Jinja before we start the new season, so we will use the limited time left to iron out the little left to be ironed,” Mubiru added.
Meanwhile, KCCA FC return to action against Mbarara City FC in another pre-season build up game on Wednesday at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara at 4pm.
TEAMS THAT STARTED
Jamal Maliyamungu(GK), Allan Oriek, Onenchan Filbert, Kiiza Mustafa, Kavuma Habib, Denis Rukundo, Abraham Wamani, Isaac kirabira, Abdallah Mohamed, Noel Nasasira, Mukasa Lincoln.
Mutebi Denis(GK), Wira Paul, Kimera Taymour, Galiwango Arafat, Ibrahim Kibumba, Makeera Shakur, Kayongo Sam, Ben Ochen, Rahumat Ssenfuka, Juma Balinya, Hood Kaweesa.