Police Striker Brian Muruli Mayanja (left) battles Kyetume captain Musitafa Mujjuzi (Credit: John Batanudde)

Uganda Premier League 2020-21 (Friday, 12th February 2021):

  • Police 3-1 Kyetume
  • BUL 2-1 KCCA
  • Mbarara City 0-1 Wakiso Giants
  • Onduparaka 1-1 Busoga United

Striker Brian Muruli Mayanja was among the Police Football Club scorers during their 3-1 home victory against visiting Kyetume on Matchday 6 of the Uganda Premier League at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Friday.

Mayanja scored the third goal for the 2005 Uganda Premier League and 2006 CECACA Clubs champions in the 73rd minute of the game whose kick-off was delayed by heavy rains.

Wide man Johnson Odong gave Police the lead on the 20th-minute mark.

Johnson Odongo celebrates the opener against Kyetume at the MTN Omondi Lugogo (Credit: John Batanudde)

Pacy winger Muwadda Mawejje made it two with 10 minutes for the mandatory half time break.

Baker Buyala pulled back a goal for Kyetume with three minutes to the climax of the opening half.

Baker Buyala (holding the ball) rush to the center of the field to restart play after pulling a goal back (Credit: John Batanudde)

Mayanja’s third and the icing on the cake arrived in the 73rd minute for a routine victory of Abdallah Mubiru’s side this season.

The win took Police to the top of the 16 team table standings prior to the continuation of match day 6 on Saturday, 13th February 2021.

It is humbling to score my first goal in my very first Police FC game. I want to maintain the form and credit goes to my fellow teammates. My target is to score as many goals as possible with the help of my teammates.

Brian Muruli Mayanja, Police FC striker
Muruli acrobatically shoots during Police’s 3-1 win against Kyetume at Lugogo (Credit: John Batanudde)

Muruli takes his personal tally of goals to five having scored four whilst at his previous club (Kitara) during the first games of the 2020-21 season.

The pilsner man of the award was given to Odongo for the special contribution to his team’s victory.

Epic action between Police and Kyetume on a watery surface at Lugogo after a heavy rainstorm in Kampala and surrounding areas
Yusuf Ssozi pulls shirt of Isaac Kirabira

Meanwhile, Wakiso Giants earned their first win of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Mbarara City at the Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara city.

Debutant Kipson Atuheire raced onto Ibrahim Kasule’s through ball to poke the ball past goalkeeper Muhammed Ssekebba.

Mbarara City’s Jude Ssemugabi missed a penalty in the closing minutes of the game following a handball by Joshua Lubwama called by referee Robert Donney.

Elsewhere, BUL triumphed 2-1 over KCCA at the Kyabazinga Stadium.

In Arua, Onduparaka and Busoga United shared the spoils one-all at the Green Light Stadium.

Matchday six continues on Saturday, 13th February 2021.

Ruben Kimera is sandwiched by Kyetume’s Joshua Kigozi (left) and Musitafa Mujjuzi

Team Line Ups:

Police XI: Derrick Ochan (G.K), Denis Rukundo, Hassan Mahmood, Henry Katongole, Eric Ssenjobe, Tonny Mawejje (Captain), Yusuf Ssozi, Johnson Odongo, Ruben Kimera, Muwadda Mawejje, Brian Muruli Mayanja

Subs: Thomas Ikara (G.K), Joseph Ssentume, Dancun Sseninde, Herman Wasswa Nteza, Sylvester Ssemakula, Musa Matovu

Head coach: Abdallah Mubiru

Kyetume XI: Joel Mutakubwa (G.K), Henry Orom, Richard Matovu, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Joshua Kigozi, Isaac Kirabira, Julius Lule, Moses Ali Feni, Ezra Bida, Baker Buyala, Sharif Saaka

Subs: Emmanuel Derrick Were (G.K), Deo Isejja, Emmanuel Obua, Latif Kiyemba, Steven Kabuye, Raymond Walugembe, James Ssemambo

Assistant coach: Baker Kasule

Match Officials:

  • Referee: Henry Byaruhanga
  • Assistant Referee 1: Gilbert Ngyendo
  • Assistant Referee 2: Ahmed Kakembo
  • Fourth official: Paul Turyamureeba
  • Referee Assessor: Denis Batte

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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