Uganda Premier League: Police at home to Bul

Police vs BUL FC

Uganda Premier League

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Micheal Birungi

Police host Bul FC on Friday afternoon at their new home ground Mandela National Stadium, Namboole looking to return back to winning ways.

The fact that Bul have already lost three games in 2017, winning just once since the turn of the year will definitely be Abdallah Mubiru’s side’s cause for optimism as they aim to pull further away from the relegation zone.

The Cops are however, not in their best form heading into tomorrow’s fixture. Mubiru’s charges suffered a setback last week when they lost 2-0 to Onduparaka at Lugogo, and needed Anthony Bongole to come off the bench in the second half to rescue a point for them against The Saints in their one-all draw on Tuesday at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe.

With three convincing league victories that came on a succession, Mubiru started his reign at the club in admirable fashion, silencing whoever came his way. His side however, appears to be going off the boil, with the loss to Onduparaka particularly suggesting so.

The league debutants had prior that game suffered decimation at the hands of table leaders KCCA, and had lost all their games at the ground, but there they were getting the best out of the 2005 league champions.

The task on Friday will be overcoming a Bul side that has spent most of their time this season occupying the bottom three. The two sides shared spoils in the first round in form of a one-all draw.

Like Police, Bul’s last league engagement ended in a stalemate. Both Bul and fellow bottom three occupant Kirinya-Jinja SSS fired blanks as they settled for a barren draw in the Jinja derby.

Seven points separate Police, 10th in the league standings with 24 points from Bul, seated 15th.