StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Police 1-2 Vipers
The Venoms bounced back from URA’s 2-1 loss at Kitende last week and defeated Police FC with a similar scoreline at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo this evening.
Dan Sserunkuuma and Rahmat Ssenfuka scored for us while Police’s only goal was scored by Basani Safi Nasur.
The Cops started on a high with several attempts at our goal, the Abdallah Mubiru coached side were a highly coordinated side with short crispy free flowing intimidating football.
Police entered the game looking for a win as they were targeting a top five finish but they were unable to live up to their own expectations despite being resilient.
However, we were the first to find the back of the net in the 14th minute when Sserunkuuma scored from Innocent Wafula’s ground defence splitting pass.
Police came closer in the 35th minute of the game but our custodian Derrick Ochan was well positioned to punch out Juma Balinya’s free kick, before saving Ivan Bukenya’s header yet again in the 38th minute.
Sserunkuuma failed to double our lead as he was well contained by Joseph Sentume in Police’s box after 55 minutes.
Police kept on pressing for an equaliser but all their attempts were fruitless and that made the boys regain confidence.
Rahmat Ssenfuka doubled our lead in the 59th minute of the game, he fired a left stunning shot from Duncan Sseninde’s through ball effort.
Six minutes later, Police FC pulled one back through Basani with a right powerful shot at the near post of the right side which left Ochan with no chance of saving it.
The win means we cemented our second spot on the 16 team log currently on 53 points while Police remained ninth with 37 points with two games to the end of the league.
We shall be back in action on May 1 (Wednesday) against Paidah Black Angels before wrapping up the season at St Mary’s stadium with BUL FC on May 5.
How we lined up:
- Derrick Ochan
- Innocent Wafula
- Ibrahim Kiyemba
- Henry Katongole
- Livingstone Mulondo
- Rahmat Ssenfuka
- Ibrahim Tembo
- Brian Nkuubi
- Dan Sserukuma
- Tito Okello
- Duncan Sseninde