Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru bemoaned his team’s rather poor finishing in their 3-0 victory over Busoga United at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Mubiru insisted that his side were below their best on the day and warned that his forwards should learn to be more clinical.
The Cops had more of the ball as they cruised to a comfortable victory to record their third consecutive victory in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League this season.
Derrick Kakooza opened the scoring in the ninth minute of the game, tapping in Denis Rukundo’s low cross.
Ben Ocen then scored his sixth goal of the season in the 24th minute, placing his effort past Ali Kimera after he was played through on goal by Yusuf Ssozi’s clever through ball.
Police took the foot off the gas and wasted a number of great opportunities until the 70th minute when Mubarak Nsubuga scored his first goal of the season.
“We thank God for a lot of things he does for us and we are grateful for the result today,” Mubiru said after the game.
“We didn’t play particularly well like we expected or how we had prepared for the game, but we celebrate the result and hope to build on that.”
“We knew it was not going to be as easy against Busoga, but we should have scored more than what we managed to get if we were more clinical.”
“The good news is that we have had some players get a couple of minutes in their legs and they are starting to get the feel of the games,” he added.
Mubiru made one change to the team that played against Kitara, starting Yusuf Ssozi in place of Frank Tumwesigye ‘Zaga’, while captain Tony Mawejje who celebrated his 34th birthday could only make the bench.
“We have had a couple of players returning from injury, while others have not really played as much and are coming back into the team,” Mubiru stated.
“Mawejje is coming back from an injury and we are going to asses him further and we shall see his progress and how prepared he is for competitive action.
“We need him back on the pitch, he is the leader of this group and his experience is crucial to the team so we cannot wait to have him return,” he continued.
Police’s victory meant that they now climbed to the top of the league standings for the first time since 2018 after KCCA suffered a 2-1 defeat to SC Villa in Bombo.
They travel to the Bombo Barracks Grounds to face Army side UPDF FC on Saturday, December.