Police dare unbeaten Vipers

  • Saturday October 27, 2017
  • Police Vs Vipers SC – Mandela National stadium, Namboole 4pm
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Tom Masiko in action against SC Villa .

Mandela National stadium, Namboole will be the place to be on Saturday when Police hosts log leaders Vipers.

The Cops head into the game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Onduparaka despite a brilliant start to the campaign whilst the visitors are not only unbeaten but also yet to concede in four league games.

Abdallah Mubiru, the Police FC Coach is adamant the two weeks international break has helped rectify the weaknesses.

“We have had two weeks of no activity and this period has helped us refocus and work on our weaknesses,” said Mubiru. “We are well prepared for the game against the table leaders,” he added.

Mubiru admits it will be tough against a big team but there is no fear but respect just like for every opponent.

They are a big team whom we respect but we don’t fear them. We lost our last game so we need to get back strongly and keep our objectives on track.

Team News

The hosts have no injury worries ahead of the encounter but will miss left back Aggrey Madoi who is on loan from Vipers SC.

The visitors have no midfielders Frank Tumwesigye and Ashraf Bamuturaki who are away preparing to sit for their Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) starting on Monday next week.

Duncan Sseninde and Halid Lwaliwa have foot and knee injuries respectively but the good news is the return of Congolese striker Moussa Mbayi Clovis.

Key Stat:

  • Abdallah Mubiru won this fixture last season, 4-0 with Vipers and 2-0 with Police
  • The previous 24 league meetings have ended 10 wins in favour of Vipers, 6 for Police while the rest have been draws.
  • Vipers are the only team yet to concede a goal this season.

Key players

The return of Mbayi gives the visitors options in attack and the Venoms have Tom Masiko, Tony Odur and Moses Waiswa to look out for.

The hosts will hope forwards Norman Ogik and Hood Kaweesa don their scoring boots with midfielders Gift Ali and Albert Mugisa will be crucial in breaking down the Venoms’ backline.