Abdallah Mubiru Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Police took the lead through Ben Ocen before the hosts equalised.
  • The Cops won the penalty shootout 9-8 to reach quarter finals 
[/media-credit] Abdallah Mubiru Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru hailed his team’s character after overcoming Regional League side, Kyetume FC to reach the quarter finals of the 2017 Uganda Cup.

Ben Ocen put the visitors in the lead at Nakisunga before the hosts levelled to take the game to spot kicks which the Cops edged 9-8 to advance.

“It was a tough game against a tricky side,” said Mubiru. “They offered a lot and used their home advantage well but the boys never gave up,” he added.

The pitch was never kind to us but we couldn’t use that as excuse. The most important thing is that the boys held their nerves especially in the shootout to take us to the next level.

Police joined fellow premiership sides, Express, URA, Vipers, Onduparaka, Sadolin Paints plus FUFA Big League side, Paidha Black Angels in the quarters with either Kataka or KCCA, who face off on April 11 lurking to complete the list.

Focus turns to KCCA
Mubiru says now the focus shifts to the league game against KCCA which is scheduled for Friday April 31 at Namboole.

Our mission in the Uganda Cup is to go as far as we can but we now turn focus to our next league game against KCCA on Friday.

The Cops are winless in four successive league games after winning three in a row since Mubiru took over from Sam Timbe and lie 10th on the log with 24 points.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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