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Police out to maintain fine run as they host feeble Maroons

Police have won all their last two league games (file photo)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Police FC vs Maroons FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Sunday, 04-11-2018 @04:00pm

LUGOGO – Police FC will be hoping to continue their fine run of form when they host Maroons at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Sunday afternoon.

After a poor start to the league which saw them win none of their first four fixtures, Abdallah Mubiru’s side have now won all their last two.

The Cops defeated Ndejje University 2-1 and then overcame Nyamityobora with the same scoreline in their last outing.

Both of those victories came on the road and returning at home, the Cop’s will be anticipating their first points after losing the initial two fixtures at Lugogo.

“We are very much aware of the situation as we are still without points at home, said Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru ahead of the game.

“It is not something that is a huge concern but also not a situation we want because after all, every team wants to win games at their home.

“The game against Maroons will not be easy because they are a good side with a good coach.

“Hopefully we can keep our momentum going and win our first game at home.

Police who switched from Namboole to Lugogo at the start of the season were beaten by both Express and Bul in their first two games.

The biggest positive for them is that they have been scoring goals since the start of the season, scoring in all of their fixtures including two goals in as many home matches.

The game on Sunday looks easy for Police on paper as they come up against Maroons FC who along with SC Villa are the only sides yet to win a game this season.

George ‘Best’ Nsimbe’s side have also lost a league high four games so far. The only game in which they got something from was the 1-1 draw at home to URA on match day four.

Match Stats:

This will be the eighth meeting between these two sides since 2011.

In that period, only three victories have been registered by either sides (Police 2, Maroons 1).

As Maroons try to find their first point this season, they have not defeated Police away from home since 2011, drawing all the four fixtures in that period.

The reverse fixture ended 2-2 last season.

The Cops head into the fixture having won only four of their last 12 league games (D1 L7).

At home, Mubiru’s side have lost three of their past five league games (W1 D1).

For Maroons, they are in sorry form of late having not tested victory in any of their last 15 league games (D8 L7). The last time the Prison side won a league fixtures was in March in the 2-1 victory away to Mbarara City.

Away from home, they have not won any of their last seven (D4 L3). Their first two visits have all ended in defeat this season.

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