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Police’s Albert Mugisa tracked down by three SC Villa Players at Namboole

Hood Kaweesa came off the bench to earn Police FC a point against SC Villa in an entertaining game played at Namboole stadium.

The Jogoos took the lead through Godfrey Lwesibawa in the first half but at the final whistle, both teams settle for a point.

The visitors started well with Allan Kyambadde, Ambrose Kirya and Godfrey Lwesibawa all threatening but lead forward, George Senkaaba was lethargic.

But in the 30th minute, a well-crafted counter attack yielded the opening goal of the afternoon.

Bernard Muwanga intercepted Police FC attack in his own half, passed a long ball to Kyambadde who made two dribbles and his low cross shot was tapped in by Lwesibawa.


SC Villa

The goal awoke Abdallah Mubiru’s side who step up the gear through the lively Yasin Mugume, Albert Mugisa and Juma Balinya who started slow.

Norman Ojik missed two great chances to draw the two teams level before the break.

Five minutes after recess, Wasswa Bbosa surprisingly withdrew Lwesibawa for Martin Kizza and Alex Kitaata also came in for Senkaaba who didn’t look the part.

But it was Police had returned the better side and Mugume forced a brilliant save from goalie Samson Kirya and Ojik also headed straight at the SC Villa custodian.

Mubiru made his first change of the day replacing Mugume with Ben Ocen and the Cops’ number 10 troubled John Adriko forcing another good save from Kirya.

At one time, he also beat a couple of SC Villa defenders with dummy inside the area but when it looked easy to shot at goal, he instead passed to Balinya and the visitors cleared.

The second change for the hosts saw Hood Kaweesa come on for Ogik and the move paid dividends fifteen minutes to the game as he slotted home.

Rahmat Ssenfuka won possession in the middle of the pack, passed to Gift Ali who also extended the ball to Balinya who beat his marker, Musa Mukasa with skill and power and floated a well weighed ball to Kaweesa who controlled with his left and using his right, looped the ball past the advancing Kirya to make it 1-1.

There were no more goals to the game despite both teams crafting numerous chances.

Police remains top of the log with a better goal difference over SC Villa, Onduparaka, Kirinya and Mbarara who all have four points.

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What next

The Cops will be at home again to Proline on Friday September 22 whilst SC Villa play away against Vipers the following day.

Police FC XI: Douglas Kisembo (GK), Denis Bigala, Aggrey Madoi, Steven Mugisha, Martin Mpuuga (C), Rahmat Ssenfuka, Gift Ali, Albert Mugisa, Yasin Mugume (Ben Ocen), Juma Balinya (Rauben Kimera) and Norman Ojik (Hood Kaweesa)

Unused subs

Davies Mutebi (GK), Shakur Makeera, Tayimour Kimera and Paul Willa

SC VILLA XI: Samson Kirya (GK), Musa Mukasa, Henry Katongole, Ibrahim Kiyemba, John Adriko, Bernard Muwanga (C), Abel Eturude (Vitalis Tabu), Ambrose Kirya, Godfrey Lwesibawa (Martin Kizza) George Senkaaba (Alex Kitaata) and Allan Kyambadde.

Unused subs

Sam Kivumbi (GK), Farouk Musisi, Joseph Nsubuga and Mahad Kakooza.

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