Abdallah Mubiru was critical of his Police FC team after they were held to a goalless draw at home to Wakiso Giants, describing some of their mistakes as ‘Kindergarten like’.
Police were left to rue missed opportunities despite having a dominant performance especially in the first half as they failed to beat Wakiso for the first time in the league, while they were also nearly made to pay after a couple of mistakes.
“I thought we had a good performance today, but registered a very poor result,” Mubiru said after the game.
“I don’t think we deserved to draw this game, we wasted our chances in the first half and then nearly lost everything in the dying minutes.”
“I think they were very kindergarten mistakes from us. However, we thank God that we managed to pick something from the game,” he added.
Forward Mubarak Nsubuga who recently signed a new two-year deal was the major culprit for missing a host of chances for the Cops.
In the ninth minute, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye threaded a ball to Nsubuga, and while he did well to hold off Simon Namwanja’s challenge, he shot straight at goalkeeper Derrick Emukule.
Moments later, he was again played through on goal but again, he failed to beat Emukule before he was brought off at halftime.
The Cops also survived a couple of late scares with Tom Ikara – another debutant on the day – pulled off a couple of saves first to keep out AbdulKarim Ndugwa’s header from close range.
With 10 minutes to go, Ikara was again the saviour as he pulled off a brilliant double save to keep out Yasin Mugume’s effort before reacting well to thwart Nduggwa.
Police lost captain Tony Mawejje who limped off at half time after he landed awkwardly on his uncle under a challenge from Wakiso defender Edward Satulo.
“The only worry is about the injury to our captain Mawejje, and we hope that it is not as bad and that he recovers on time,” Mubiru said.
Police make the long trip to visit newly-promoted side MYDA FC in Tororo on Tuesday, December 8.