Onduparaka seek to extend their dominance over Police with a 4th win

Police coach Abdallah Mubiru celebrates with captain Mpuuga in one of their recent victories (Police FC media photo)

By: Sunan Rajub Senoga

Police FC vs Onduparaka FC (27th, April, 2018)
Venue : Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Kick off : 4:30pm

Onduparaka will make a trip to Abdallah Mubiru’s Police FC at Namboole in search for their 4th straight victory over the Cops.

The Arua based outfit has emerged the victor side in all the previous 3 league encounters the two have faced head on since last season.

Police have 5 games left to arrest their alarming slump and patchy form that has seen them lose 6 of their last 10 league games in the second half of the season.

FORM GUIDE
Police : LLWDL
Onduparaka : DDWWD

The Cops have only managed two wins since the resumption of the league which have come against lowly sides Express FC (4-3) and Masavu FC (2-1).

Onduparaka are yet to lose a game since the departure of former head coach Livingston Mbabazi and have registered 2 wins and 3 draws.

The caterpillars played to a 1-1 draw with the title chasing KCCA in their previous league encounter courtesy of a Vianey Sekajugo header in the later stages of the game.

Police succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of relegation threatened Proline FC at Lugogo in their most recent league game.

Previous Meetings
Onduparaka managed a double against Police FC last season winning 2-1 at Greenlight stadium in Arua, and 2-0 at Phillip Omondi stadium in the return leg.

Alfred Leku’s lone strike gifted Onduparaka a 1-0 win over the Cops in Arua early this season last September.

Onduparaka will look up to Vianey Sekajugo who has elevated himself to the club’s go to man role scoring 6 goals, four of which have came in the last 4 games.

Kabon Living returns into the Onduparaka fold after spending the better part of the season on the sidelines. Midfielder Rajab Kakooza is ruled out of the encounter.

Defender Ibrahim Kibumba is the only ruled out player for Police currently serving suspension.

Abdallah Mubiru will rely on Norman Ogik, Pius Kaggwa, Ben Ocen and Juma Balinya if at all he stands a chance to earn the all 3 points.

Victory can temporarily propel Onduparaka to the 4th position on 38 points dislodging the current occupants Kirinya Jinja SS.

Police who sit 7th on the log can move to the 6th place leapfrogging Maroons should they emerge victors from the clash at Namboole.

Fixtures
Friday 27th April
Vipers vs KCCA
Police vs Onduparaka

Saturday 28th April
Kirinya Jinja SS vs Bright Stars
Maroons vs Express
Mbarara City vs SC Villa

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