Police suffered a frustrating defeat on Friday as we lost 3-2 to Vipers in the Startimes Uganda Premier League.
Coming off a good run following two successive victories since league restart, the boys started strong and matched Vipers on all corners, but it was the hosts who took the lead through Ibrahim Oriti. That was however, short-lived as we wrestled back to restore parity through Eric Senjobe.
Senjobe headed in Ruben Kimera’s corner that was as a result of Mawejje Mawadda’s drive and persistence.
At this time, we were in control of the game, causing all sorts of havoc inside our opponent’s box. It was this kind of havoc that led to our second goal. Johnson Odong took advantage of Disan Galiwango’s mistake inside the box to set up Brian Muruli who was scoring a third goal in a row.
Possession we enjoyed, but in came a controversial decision! Our custodian Derrick Ochan was shown a straight red card after being adjudged to have caught the ball outside his box.
This meant Abdallah Mubiru being forced into an early substitution withdrawing Muwadda for Tom Ikara.
All that happened in the first half.
It was evident the red card affected us. Three minutes after restart, Oriti made it 2-2. They utilised their numerical advantage very well. By the time it hit the 80th minute, we were trailing 3-2 with Ceaser Manzoki scoring Vipers’ 3rd.
The result means we slip down to second. Vipers go top of the table, two points above us.
Up next is a home game against Onduparaka on Wednesday, March 24.
Starting XI: Derrick Ochan, Denis Rukundo, Mahmood Hasan, Tonny Mawejje, Yusuf Ssozi ( Tonny Kiwalazi), Ruben Kimera (Herman Wasswa), Muwajja Mawejje ( Tom Ikara), Henry Katongole, Eric Senjobe, Johnson Odong, Brian Muluuli.
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