Police head coach Abdullah Mubiru he is worried about the rate at which his side is now conceding goals.
The Cops allowed two goals on Saturday as they drew 2-2 away to Bright Stars FC in their Uganda Premier League match-day 10 game at Kavumba.
They had Brian Muruli to thank on the day with the striker bailing them out twice as they came from behind to earn a point.
Samuel Kayongo scored both of the Stars’ goals on the afternoon.
Speaking after the game, Mubiru appreciated how ‘tough’ the home side was but raised concern regarding the goals his side is starting to let-in.
“We had a difficult game as we faced a tough team that were prepared to stop us from playing our way. Said Mubiru.
“It is unfortunately that we are now beginning to concede goals.
“It is an area that we worked on at the start of the season but we have now conceded six goals in only three games which is bad and we need to ensure it stops immediately.
Police have indeed let in six goals in just three games. They conceded three in the away loss to Vipers, one in the victory at home to Onduparaka and then two on Saturday.
Despite conceding that many, they have gone on to score seven at the other end, an aspect that is promising for Mubiru’s side.
“The good thing our scoring rate has improved as we have gone on to net more than five goals in the last three matches is not bad.
“I want to thank my players for the spirit exhibited and energy used to earn a point from a tough team like Bright Stars.”
Saturday’s game at Kavumba was highlighted by un-sportsmanship behaviour as the hosts used time wasting tactics, something that left Mubiru infuriated.
“The mentality of time wasting by players is not good as we do not benefit from it.
“For instance, every time Bright Stars went into the lead, they wasted a lot of time which never helped them.
“You never know, they would have scored a third goal in the time they wasted.
“The other thing is the habit of fans abusing coaches and players. These players put a lot of work to produce results so instead of supporting them, you abuse them. It is better to stay at home than come to the pitches to demoralize the players.”
Saturday’s result leaves Police in 4th spot with 20 points from 10 games. They now sit four points off top spot.
The Cops return to action on Wednesday at home to Mbarara City FC.