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UPL: Police FC picks first point in draw with Mbarara City FC

Action between Police FC and Mbarara City FC on Saturday. (PHOTOS/Police FC)

Uganda Premier League
Police FC 0-0 Mbarara City FC
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Saturday, 07-09-2019

NAMBOOLE – Police FC registered their first point of the season following a 0-0 draw at home to Mbarara City FC on Saturday afternoon.

The Cops came into the game bottom of the pile with a negative three (-3) points tally to their name but managed to hold on to something in the end.

In the game played at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole instead of Kabaka Kyabaggu in Wakissha, the Cops matched Mbarara toe to toe even without head coach Abdallah Mubiru who is in Kenya with the senior men’s football national team.

Their best chance in the game fell to Samson Kigozi who headed wide a Ben Ocen cross.

Mubaraka Nsubuga was gifted space just inside the area but the former Express FC winger shot over.

That was as close as the Cops got to scoring with Mbarara City asking all the other questions.

Mbarara had a chance to open the scoring but Ibrahim Orit made a mess of Paul Mucureezi’s pass, seeing his goal bound effort cleared off the line by Joseph Ssentume.

Mucureezi then provided for Brian Ahebwa but the striker headed wide of the target.

Police have endured a frustrating start to the season as they were docked three points for failing to turn-up for thwir opening game away to Onduparaka on match-day one.

They then went on to lose 2-0 to Bul this past Wednesday.

Police FC lost to Bul FC on Wednesday.

The point earned on Saturday now sees the cops move to -2 and are understood to still be contesting the game lost to Onduparaka by forfeiture.

For Mbarara, they now move to four points having beaten Maroons 3-0 on opening day and then losing 3-1 to Villa this past Wednesday.

In their next fixtures, Police will face SC Villa in a night game on Tuesday while Mbarara host Express FC at Luzira.

Starting teams

Police FC

Hilary Jomi,Tonny Kiwalazi, Arafat Galiwango, Joseph Sentume, Henry Katongole, Samuel Kayongo, Ben Ocen, Yusuf Ssozi, Mubaraka Nsubuga, Timothy Oyamo, Samson Kigozi

Mbarara City FC

Tom Ikara, Ronald Otti, Hilary Mukundane, Zaidi Byekwaso, Orit Ibrahim, Paul Mucereezi, Ivan Eyam, Brian Aheebwa, Pistis Balenge, Swalik Bebe Ssegujja, Jasper Aheebwa.

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