By: Danito Nsubuga
In a very closely contested affair between two in form teams, Police emerged victors thanks to an own goal by Willy Makuro who connected Ben Ocen’s low hard cross into the area.
Moments later, Police almost doubled the lead with a perfectly skewed move that saw Juma Balinya’s shot hit the cross bar in the 32 minute.
Jinja SS coach Charles Ayiekho returned for the second period with a more adventurous approach kick started by the withdrawal of the ineffective Ibrahim Kayiwa for Fred Amaku.
The move looked progressive as Jinja SS control more possesion but with no tangible results yielded, Abdallah Mubiru counter acted by introducing on Basaani Safi for the subdued Albert Mugisa in the 60th minute.
Yasin Mugume was also introduced on for Juma Balinya and the move saw events swing into Police’s favour with Mugume keeping the marauding Allan Drajua at bay. Hood Kaweesa’s substitution for Norman Ojik was Mubiru’s switch of the day.
Kirinya Jinja SS tried to push on for an equaliser after Mark Bamukyaye was introduced for Isaac Ntege but all their moves were thwarted by Rahmat Senfuka and Captain Martin Mpuuga.
Kirinya Jinja SS’ Charles Ayiekho conceded that his team lost the game in midfield and they were lucky not to have conceded more. He said,
“We played against a comfortable team in the midfield, we failed to control and pass the ball fluidly. We survived so many counter attacks especially in the second half, we are lucky not to have conceded more but we are going back to improve on our shortcomings “.
Police top the table with 13 points while Kirinya Jinja SS lies 4th on 11 points.