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UPL: Police, Mbarara Settle For Stalemate

Saturday, September 7
*Proline FC – SC Villa
*Express FC 0-2 Onduparaka FC
*Busoga United 3-1 Bright Stars
*Police FC 0-0 Mbarara City

Police FC picked their first point of the season with a goalless draw against Mbarara City FC on matchday three of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The Peace Keepers opted to host the game at Mandela national stadium in Namboole after Wakissha was not available due to other engagements.

Police also played without head coach Abdallah Mubiru who is with Uganda Cranes ahead of Kenya friendly in Kasarani.

Action at Namboole between (white shorts) and Mbarara

The side were docked three points on matchday one and lost the game by forfeiture after failing to turn up against Onduparaka at Luzira, as the club had attended EAPCCO games.

Police lost 2-0 to BUL FC on matchday two on Wednesday. The side has now collected -2 points.

Police entered the game in search for three points but the visitors proved a hard nut to crack.

In a balanced game, Mbarara also had their moments and almost took an early lead but Ibrahim Orit’s shot from Paul Mucureezi’s pass was cleared by Joseph Sentume on the line.

Brian Aheebwa had a free header but it went far and wide.

Team captains pose with natch officials

Police’s Mubaraka Nsubuga’s shot over the bar while Samson Kigozi missed a diving header from Ben Ocen’s cross.

Police’s coach of the day John Luyinda, introduced in Derrick Kakooza, Johnson Odongo and Ruben kimera, but the efforts didn’t pay off.

Mbarara has so far collected four points in three matches – They beat Proline on matchday one but lost to Sc Villa 2-1 at Namboole.

Police will face SC Villa in a night game on Tuesday while Mbarara host Express FC at Luzira.

Lineup used.
Police FC
Hilary Jomi,Tonny Kiwalazi, Arafat Galiwango, Joseph Sentume, Henry Katongole, Samuel Kayongo, Ben Ocen, Yusuf Ssozi, Mubaraka Nsubuga, Timothy Oyamo, Samson Kigozi.

Mbarara city FC:
Tom Ikara, Ronald Otti, Hilary Mukundane, Zaidi Byekwaso, Orit Ibrahim, Paul Mucereezi, Ivan Eyam, Brian Aheebwa, Pistis Balenge, Swalik Bebe Ssegujja, Jasper Aheebwa.

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