By: Danito Nsubuga
It will be another armed forces derby for Police FC as they host an in form Maroons side that have won 3 of their last 4 league matches.
Police have not beaten Maroons since the 2010/11 season when they edged them 1-0 at Luzira. Maroons on the other hand beat Police in their most recent meeting in the 2015/16 season.
The last 6 encounters between these two teams have seen them draw on 4 occasions with each side winning once. These meetings have yielded a total of 12 goals which is an average of 2.0 goals per game.
Police FC may be without creative midfielder Albert Mugisa and striker Hood Kaweesa but head coach Abdallah Mubiru says his team will manage to play without them even though he will try to negotiate with the FUFA technical team for their release. He said,
“We are going to request the Cranes technical team if they can release Mugisa and Kaweesa and if they don’t, we shall have to negotiate the fixture without them”.
Maroons are a resurgent team who play with a lot of confidence after picking good results and they will give a serious test to Police who are currently leading the table.
Mubiru commented on the same,
“This is an other derby as Maroons are also a forces team, they good team, they are one of the teams that play good football but we always enjoy playing against teams that are organised. We believe in what we are doing and hope to go past them”.
Police are currently sitting on the top of the table and they are unbeaten at home this term whereas Maroons are in 6th with 12 points only 4 adrift of top placed Police.