Monday, February 3
*Police FC 2-2 SC Villa
Police and SC Villa played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in a league game at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
Police FC showed resilience, battling from a goal down on both occasions to rescue a point.
Bashir Mutanda and Nicholas Kabonge scored for the Jogoos while Frederick Kigozi and Fahad Kizito were on target for the Cops.
The draw ends Police FC’s two-game losing streak and displace Kyetume FC in 11th place with 22 points.
Edward Kaziba’s Villa, who had beaten Express FC 1-0 in their last encounter, remain third with 34 points after 20 games.
Mutanda headed Villa in front after a beautiful freekick from Derrick Ndahiro after a reckless foul by Ruben Kimera on Ibrahim Kibumba.
Kigozi leveled with a beautiful volley off Pius Kaggwa’s delivery from right flank.
Kabonge restored Villa’s lead thanks to a long range effort after collecting from Ambrose Kirya as Villa led 2-1 at the break.
Kizito’s equaliser came after Police FC had asked plenty of questions, firing in after a loose ball to leave goalkeeper Kivumbi rooted on his line.
This is the 11th draw between Villa and Police in the last 20 league meetings! Last season, the sides drew 2-2 at Lugogo.
Police FC created the best chances mostly down the stretch but Villa were equally spectacular.
Johnson Odong had the first chance for the hosts, but shot direct at Kivumbi after a beautiful run of play. He also fired over the bar when put on goal by Kagwa’s cross.
Yayo Lutimba rattled the side-net for Villa, while Davis Mutebi was forced into a double save by Mutanda and Kirya after a counter attack from Ndahiro.
What Next For Both Sides?
Police visit Mbarara on Friday before hosting Bright Stars.
Villa host Proline and Onduparaka in their next games.
Police FC – Davis Mutebi, Dennis Rukundo Arafat Galiwango, Pius Kaggwa, Johnson Odongo, Ruben Kimera, Samuel Kayongo, Henry Katongole, Samson Kigozi, Fahad Kizito, Sylvester Semakula.
SC Villa – Sam Kivumbii, Ibrahim Kibumba, Yayo Lutimba, Asuman Alishe, Derrick Ndahiro, Moses Kiggundu, Ambrose Kirya, Nicholas Kabonge, David Owori, Emmanuel Wasswa, Bashir Mutanda.