UPL: Villa, Police Share Spoils In Four-Goal Thriller

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.

Teams Used

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.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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