Uganda Premier League
Mbarara City FC vs Police FC
Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
Friday, 07-02-2020 @4:30pm
Mbarara City FC will host a Uganda Premier League game at Kakyeka Stadium for the first time in the second when they take on Police FC on Friday.
The Ankole Lions have been moving from one ground to another and this will be the second time they return to Kakyeka this campaign.
They first hosted game at Luzira Prison’s grounds before going to Kakyeka for the last four games of the first round.
However, they were forced to go to Bombo Barracks Stadium for the first two games of the second round.
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Kakyeka was once again cleared and Mbarara will now return to the only place they term as ‘home’.
Brian Ssenyondo’s side have been extremely good at home of late regardless of where they host their games.
They have not lost in any of their last six home fixtures, winning four and drawing the other two.
With Kakyeka a fortresses of sorts, Mbarara will be fancying their chances against a Police side that are usually poor on the road.
Abdallah Mubiru’s side come into the game with just three victories away from home last season.
They have also lost on both of their last two travels.
The main issue for the Cops is letting into many goals while on the road.
In their last 8 games in all competition, they have let it 17 goals which is an average of over two goals per game.
Having not yet secured their league status, Police knows they may soon be dragged into the relegation battle.
Currently they are on a three match winless run losing two and drawing once.
Going into Friday’s game, Mubiru is hopeful their fortunes away from home will change.
“We do not usually play as well as we do when we are at home, noted Mubiru.
“It is a situation that we ant to sort as soon as we can and i am optimistic we will soon get it right.
“We take on a side that are strong at their hoke but we know what we must do so as to get all three points.”
This will be the sixth meeting between the two sides since Mbarara returned to the top tier in 2017.
In the previous five encounters, Mbarara have won twice, Police once while the other two have ended in draws.
This fixture has never produced an away victory in that period with all three wins coming at home.
Last season, both side won their home fixture with Mbarara winning 2-0 in the reverse fixture at Kakyeka.
The first meeting between the two sides this season ended in a 0-0 draw.
Going into the game, Mbarara City have won five of their last 8 league games (D1 L2).
At home, they have won four of their past six games (D2 L0).
For Police FC, they come into the contest having won three of their past five league games (D1 L1).
However, they have lost five of their last seven away fixtures (W2 D0).
The other game to be played on Friday
-Onduparaka FC vs Express FC @4pm