Police head coach Mubiru Abdullah says the team selection against Mbarara City was not by mistake.
Following the 3-1 victory, Mubiru has come out to suggest that his target was attain balance in the squad and enable other team members to get a rest.
The gaffer made several changes to the team but the move paid off as Hassan Mahmood netted a hat trick to ensure the Cops ran out Victors in the end.
Victory elevated Police to 4th spot with 23 points from 11 games.
Addressing the media after match, Mubiru said;
“We have not been able to assemble our team as usual but I thank the members that represented us today.
“They did a tremendous job with several players out. Some are injured while others have played a lot of games which resulted to fatigue so we decided to give them a break to allow them come back when they are fresh.”
About defender Mahmood scoring a hat trick, Mubiru noted that it is a good sight to have his defenders score.
“It is very encouraging if your defender can start scoring.
“Not all days are good for the strikers but if a defender can come in and stand in and score goals then to me as a coach, I feel so happy and motivated.”
The top four in the Uganda Premier League are separated by just four points.
Despite the Cops currently resting on a three game unbeaten run, they sit fourth but Mubiru is not concerned.
“We are not bothered about what others are doing. We are only concerned with our performance just to look at the way we are doing and playing, the mistakes we are making, how to correct them and collect points.
“We will let everyone do their thing and the winner will take it at the end of the season.”
Police returns to action on Saturday away to SC Villa at the Bombo Military Barracks Stadium in Bombo.