- Police FC 0-2 Onduparaka
Goals from Kabon Living and Gaddafi Gadinho were enough for Onduparaka to beat hosts Police FC in a game played at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo.
The Cops came into the game on the back of a three-match winning streak at a venue Onduparaka had been slaughtered 7-0 by KCCA three days ago thanks to the sudden closure of Nakivubo and didn’t look the part for most parts of the game.
The Caterpillars looked re-energized with the return of Muhammad Shaban and Ceaser Okhuti who missed the loss to KCCA and the latter bagged an assist for the first goal.
Ben Ocen, Police captain lost the ball on the right and Okhuti raced past Yasin Mubiru before his cutback beat the entire hosts’ defence and the on rushing Kabon made no mistake but shoot home.
The goal was a wake-up call to Police who improved with Yasin Mugume and Mubiru creating a couple of opportunities but with no end product.
After the break, the visitors resorted to counter attacking strategy and it paid off as they twice missed narrowly to double the lead thanks to Yasin Mugabi’s good goalkeeping on the day.
On the other end, Hood Kaweesa missed a chance to level matters while his replacement, Anthony Bongole and Michael Birungi all came close.
With eight minutes to the final whistle, Police lost the ball on the edge of the area to Gaddafi whose shot was parried back into his path by Mugabi and on the second attempt; Mugabi had no chance as the ball hit the back of the net to seal the victory.
Onduparaka’s win kept them second on the log with 32 points from 20 games while Police stay 9th on the 16-team table with 23 points with a game less.
Its the first time since Mubiru took charge that Police have lost a game and also failed to hit the back of the net.