Abdallah Mubiru Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Loss against Onduparaka was Police’s first under Mubiru.
  • It was the second loss for Mubiru against Onduparaka in the same season – also lost 1-0 with Vipers in Arua.
[/media-credit] Abdallah Mubiru on the touchline against Onduparaka Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Police FC Coach Abdallah Mubiru admitted his side weren’t at their best in the 2-0 loss to Onduparaka but says they will bounce back strongly.

The Cops lost for the first time under Mubiru’s tutorship to end a run of five wins in all competitions.

“We were a little sluggish in defence,” he stated. “And we gave the opponents too much time on the ball when we lost it,” he added.

“We were not good in transition and often delayed to take the ball to them and they re-organised in defence. With numbers behind they ball, we failed to penetrate them and there was no way we were going to get the desired result.”

Police, 9th on the log with 23 points play away to The Saints next in the league and the gaffer is already looking at the fixture.

“How we react will determine how strong we are. It’s a marathon and the boys remain focused and this loss is just a blip in our journey.”

The match against The Saints next week is a repeat of the round of 32 Uganda Cup fixture which Police won 4-1 at Nakivubo.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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