By: David Gombe
Police welcomes URA Fc at Uganda’s football cathedral Namboole in the evening hours of Saturday hoping to return to winning ways.
The host are currently on top of the log with 17 points collected from ten games while the visitors lie in 9th position with 13 points accumulated also in 10 games.
Police comes in this fixture after a 2-0 defeat to Kcca Fc in the previous game at Startimes Stadium Lugogo whereas URA Fc played to a 1-1 stalemate with Proline at the venue for tomorrow’s contest.
The home side, Police has won two, drawn once lost twice, scoring 5 and conceding 6 in their most recent 5 fixtures.
Meanwhile, URA Fc has picked 2 wins, drew twice, tasted defeat once, scored 7 and conceded 4 in their last five league games
Police : L D W W L
URA Fc : D W D L W
Last season in the league meetings between them two sides, at Lugazi both played to a goalless duel and in the reverse fixture at Namboole URA emerged 3-1 victors.
Yasin Mugume and Paul Wiila will miss out for Police after sustaining injuries at Kcca Fc. The others to miss out are, Albert Mugisha who is sitting for his final year University exams and Martin Mpuga lost a child.
URA Fc has no injury concerns ahead of the encounter and coach Ibrahim Kirya has a variety of options for selection.
Hood Kaweesa, Gift Ali and Rahmata Ssenfuka are expected to lift up the cops while the tax collectors will rely on Brian Majwega, Shafik Kagimu and Denis Kamanyi who were impressive in the previous fixture against Proline.
Coach Abdallah Mubiru says they need three points as they look to return to winning ways following defeat to Kcca Fc.
“We want to come back a much improved side from that lost to Kcca Fc and looking forward for three points.
“Our opponents are a good team though have struggled to get the results they wanted but that doesn’t take away the fact that they are a great team and so we are to respect them.”
Police will vie for three points against the revenue side to set the pace and extend their stay at the summit.