Uganda Police FC bounced back to top the Uganda Premier league log after a 3-1 victory over Kyetume in a game that was delayed by a heavy downpour for over 20 minutes at Omondi Stadium – Lugogo on Friday evening.
The Cops got their opening goal through winger Odongo Johnson when he pocked home a Muwada Mawejje assist on the half hour mark.
Despite the slippery pitch that was disadvantageous to the hosts’ game plan and tactics, Police continued mounting pressure for the second goal and efforts paid off in the 35th minute.
Midfielder Muwada Mawejje tapped in a rebound from close range after Kyetume’s goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa had spilled Odong’s efforts in his path.
Baker Buyala later pulled back one for the Slaughters in the 42nd minute but the visitors remained trailing at half.
From recess, the Cops returned stronger pressing the opponents against the gas pedals and sealed the home win thanks to a new signing and debutant forward Muruuli Brian Mayanja’s 73rd minute strike.
Tactician Abdallah Mubiru’s post match reactions
“This was his (Brian Muluuli) first game and he has trained with us for only one week, it gives us hope for a better display in future. We are not focusing on being at the top of the league but focusing on our next game and how to improve day by day as we prepare for our opponents”
First goal scorer Johnson Odongo who made his first appearance since the 2020/2021 season kicked off put in a great display before walking away with the man of the match accolade and prize money (Shs 100,000).
“Odongo’s performance was great and this is what we were expecting from him. We have been patient with him for the last two seasons so I’m happy with his performance and I expect more from him.” Coach Mubiru added.
Police will remain at home to welcome Jinja based side BUL FC on match day Seven next week on Tuesday 16th February at Lugogo.
How Cops Lined up against Kyetume
19 Ochan DERRICK (GK)
2 Rukundo DENIS
3 Hassan MAHMOOD
15 Katongole HENRY
17 Ssenjobe ERIC
7 Ssozi YUSUF
27 Odongo JOHNSON
11 Kimera RUBEN
14 Muwada MAWEJJE
32 Muruli Brian MAYANJA
6 Mawejje TONNY (C)
4 Joseph SENTUME
23 Thomas IKARA
20 Dancun SSENINDE
12 Herman WASWA
5 Sylvester SSEMAKULA
16 Musa MATOVU
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📸 Credit | Batanudde John