KCCA FC's Geoffrey Sserunkuma in action against Police Fc Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
[/media-credit] KCCA FC’s Geoffrey Sserunkuma in action against Police Fc Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Two goals in four minutes inside the last ten minutes by Police denied KCCA maximum points as they threw away a 2-0 lead in a thrilling match at Namboole.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Muzamiru Mutyaba scored in the first and second half respectively before Ben Ocen and Hood Kaweesa pulled the Cops level.

It was a cagey game at the start with either side not threatening but Sserunkuma hit the base of the post with a bullet header while at the other end; Michael Birungi missed a good chance to put the hosts in the lead.

After just half an hour into the game, referee Mashood Ssali ordered Police FC Coach Abdallah Mubiru to leave the bench after he protested a decision against his side and the game had to stop for about 3 minutes as Mubiru moved to the changing rooms.

[/media-credit] Police FC coach, Abdallah Mubiru Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

The Cops gave in at the death of half time as a long ball over the top was misjudged by their goalkeeper and Sserunkuma scored with an empty at his mercy for his 14th goal of the season as the visitors led into the break.

In the second half, Coach Mike Mutebi introduced youngster Allan Okello for Lawrence Bukenya, who debuted on the day but it was Police, now with John Luyinda, Mubiru’s assistant in charge looked the better side for a goal.

He reacted to Okello’s change by introducing Hood Kaweesi for Rauben Kimera but it was KCCA that scored again.

Okello’s chip over defender Edward Nkuume was met by Mutyaba whose first time effort hit the roof of the net to double the champions’ lead.

Mutebi took off Paul Mucureezi for Vincent Kayizzi and later Noel Nasasira for the tired Derrick Nsibambi while the change for Police saw Anthony Bongole come on for Birungi.

With ten minutes to time, Denis Rukundo in KCCA defence lost the ball easily to Ocen who beat his man before unleashing a shot that found the back of the net to bring the tie back to life.

Four minutes later, it was 2-2 with Kaweesi at the end of a good move as Bongole bagged an assist.

[/media-credit] Police FC starting lineup Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

There would be no more goals as the two teams shared spoils and the result means KCCA are now win-less in two league games in succession and four in all competitions while Police, despite snatching a draw, are win-less in five.

For the second time, KCCA failed to dislodge SC Villa from the table summit with 43 points in 20 games, they are just a point adrift with two games in hand.

Police move to 10th on the 16-team with 25 points after 23 games, three points off safety.

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Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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