Police's Ben Ochien eludes Yusuf Mukisa's tackle during a league game at Lugogo. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Police 4-1 The Saints
[/media-credit] Rahmat Senfuka in action for Police against Proline last week. The Cops won 4-1 against The Saints in the Uganda Cup Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Police advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2017 Uganda Cup thanks to a convincing 4-1 win over The Saints at Nakivubo on Tuesday.

A brace from Hood Kaweesa and a goal from Hakim Ssenkumba plus an own goal by Aggrey Kirya was all that was needed by the Cops who conceded later through Julius Malingumu.

Senkumba, on loan from champions KCCA opened the scoring in the 17th minute from 12 yards after Rauben Kimera was felled in the area by Kirya.

Ten minutes later, Kaweesa made it 2-0 with a tap in from close range after some brilliant work from William Wadri who beat his man and crossed a low ball into the area.

Kaweesa reacted faster than anyone in the Saints’ area to poke the ball home as the Cops deservedly stretched lead.

With two minutes to halftime, another attack initiated by Martin Mpuuga in the hosts’ own half saw Kirya concede an own goal off a Ben Ocen cross.

In the second half, it took Kaweesa seventeen minutes to score his second and Police’s fourth as the score line now went beyond reach for Moses Basena’s side.

But four minutes later, The Saints pulled one back through Malingumu whose attempt found the roof of the net.

It’s a fourth win in as many games for the 2005 league champions under new coach Abdallah Mubiru who took over at the end of the first half of the season.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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