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Police vs Bright Stars: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Uganda Cup Round of 16
Sunday, April 2nd
*Proline Vs Mbale Heroes, Lugogo 1:00pm
*Maroons Vs KCCA FC, Luzira 4:00pm
*Police FC Vs Bright stars, Lugogo 4:00pm
*Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United, Wakishha @4pm


Team News

•Police FC are expected to be without goalkeeper Tom Ikara who limped off after the loss to Wakiso Giants on Wednesday.
•Derrick Ochan who was an unused substitute in the last couple of games is expected to start in goal.
•Denis Rukundo who has been out of the team in the last few weeks is expected to start at right-back.
•Joseph Ssentume is once again not part of the match-day squad along with the injured Johnson Odong.
•Bright Stars are expected to continue to be without Jamil Kisitu Nvule, Hamis Habite and Benson Wagima due to injuries.
•Ronald Sempala, Buule Kiwanuka and Sam Ssekito are long term absentees.
•The Joseph duo of Janjali and Akandwanaho who impressed off the bench in the league victory over KCCA FC are expected to start.

Probable Line ups

Police FC – Derrick Ochan (GK), Denis Rukundo, Ruben Kimera, Hassan Mahmood, Henry Katongole, Tony Mawejje, Fahad Kizito, Frank Tumwesigye, Brian Mululi, Mubarak Nsubuga, Derrick Kakooza.

Bright Stars FC – Simon Tamale (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Simon Ssemanyange, Andrew Kyambadde, Warren Buule, Derrick Kiggundu, Marvin Joseph, Joseph Akandwanaho, Samuel Kayongo Sekamate, Jungu Methodius, Joseph Janjali.

Preview – Cops, Stars Seek First Leg Advantage

Police will be hoping to take full advantage of their home fixture when they take on Bright Stars in the first leg of the Uganda Cup round of 16 on Sunday.

The Cops are eyeing a return to winning ways after losing to Wakiso Giants FC in their last league game.

They have been wobbly in their last few games and now that they sit 10 points off the top of the league summit, their realistic hope for a title this season is the cap.

To reach this stage, they humbled Calvary FC 10-1 on aggregate, winning the first leg 5-0 at Lugogo.

However, they must be worry of a Bright Stars that has been in inspired form since the start of April.

In that period, the Stars have won five and drawn the other of their six games.

Off an impressive 2-0 victory away to KCCA, the Stars must be confident of winning against anyone and should be smelling blood on Sunday.

In the round of 32, they scrapped past Paidha Black Angels 3-2 on aggregate.

Their only worry is that they lost the first leg of that tie 1-0 in Zombo.

Match Stats

This will be the second meeting between the two sides this season.

The first was in the league and it ended in a 2-2 draw.

The last time Police hosted Bright Stars, the visitors won 2-1.

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