Friday, January 14
*Police FC 1-0 Kyetume FC
Police FC needed a late penalty to overcome a disciplined Kyetume FC side to win 1-0 in a StarTimes UPL game played at Lugogo.
Herman Wasswa came off the bench to score from the spot after the striker was pulled in the forbidden area by defender Stephen Kagoda.
This, came in the 92nd minute after three had been added on normal time in a game that kicked off at lunchtime under hot conditions.
Kyetume had absorbed all what Police had thrown at them, and could have pipped an equaliser but Jonathan ‘Dante’ Mugabi fired over the bar.
Police, coming into the game on the back of a 6-1 victory against Express, struggled to breakdown a very cautious side.
Substitute Johnson Odong had two good chances in the second stanza but direct his attempts over the bar.
Pius Kaggwa fluffed a chance from point blank range when Kyetume failed to clear the line after the ball ricocheted from crossbar.
Kaggwa, who scored a double against Express, missed another clear chance when he set free only to be denied by Mutakubwa in a one-on-one situation.
Kyetume’s best chance at goal saw Bashir Wadawa’s header finger tipped for a corner while right winger Ange Fahe had his penalty appeal waved by referee Robert Donney.
Mugabi also had a bicycle kick off the target from a corner, Julius Lule and Robert Ssentongo also missed their chances.
Police have collected 21 points while Kyetume who remain without a win in the last seven games, remain on 17 points.
Police host Admin in Uganda Cup and will have Proline, Villa and Mbarara. The Slaughters visit San Siro in Uganda Cup and will host KCCA in the league.
Police FC – Davis Mutebi, Dennis Rukundo, Arafat Galiwango, Joseph Sentume, Pius Kaggwa, Ben Ocen, Samuel Kayongo, Henry Katongole, Samson Kigozi, Fahad Kizito, Derrick Kakooza
Substitutes – Alfred Ginyera, Johnson Odongo, Ruben Kimera, Herman Wasswa, Musa Matovu, Tonny Kiwalazi, Sylvester Ssemakula
Kyetume FC – Joel Mutakubwa, Tahomera Benon, Mutyaba Samson, Kagoda Stephen, Julius Lule, Deo Isejja, Mugabi Jonathan, Obua Emmanuel, Ssentongo Robert, Ange Fahe Michael Guel, Sande Steven
Othieno Martin, Kazindula Ibrahim, Noel Nasasira, Lubowa Dennis, Phillip Lutaaya, Kambugu Cephas, Bashir Wadawa