‘Police’s bigger ambitions over Onduparaka may provide spark for victory’ – Mubiru

Abdallah Mubiru insists that his side hold bigger ambitions than their visitors Onduparaka and that may spur them on to victory when the two side meet at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Wednesday.

The Cops head into the fixture in third, five points behind leaders Vipers SC who have played a game more, and Mubiru insists that the title is not entirely out of their rich this early in the season.

Onduparaka, on the other hand, have shaken off a slow start which also saw them lose 8-0 to KCCA and are currently on a six game unbeaten run which also includes four wins.

Speaking ahead of the game, Mubiru who took note of the Caterpillars’ run of good form said that their ambitions of chasing a first league title since 2006 still burns as bright within the group even in the face of their hurtimg defeat to Vipers on Saturday.

“We are ready for the game against a team that has picked up great form recently and we are sure they are going to come with confidence after their recent results,” Mubiru told media.

“We know their threat, they are a good team but our ambitions are greater than theirs.”

“Morale is high and the spirit is high within the group despite getting a setback in our previous game, we are aware that there is still a long way to go because this is a marathon and we keep chasing our ambition,” he added.

Police head into the game off the back of a 2-1 defeat to the champions Vipers a game that once again contributed to their growing list of absentees.

Goalkeeper Derrick Ochan who saw red following an error from the assistant referee after he deemed him to have handled the ball outside the area starts his three match suspension.

The club confirmed that they will be appealing against the red card, but according to Mubiru they are yet to get a reply from the league secretariat.

Yusuf Ssozi limped off with a groin injury and may sit out a comsiderable period while Samuel Kayongo and Ben Ocen continue to be long term absentees.

However, Police will welcome back Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye from injury and may feature from the start after making the bench on Saturday. Duncan Sseninde is also available after carrying a knock last week.

“We are still missing a couple of players like Ocen, Kayongo and we are still waiting on the fate of Ochan after his red card which we have appealed against,” Mubiru mentioned in his pre-match comments.

“We are also missing Ssozi after his injury against Vipers but we are happy to welcome back Zaga and Sseninde who return from injury.”

The game will see defender Hassan Muhamood face his former teammate and there will be no renewal of acquaintances for the 90 minutes.

Onduparaka hold the upper hand in the fixture having won six of the seven meetings between the two sides.

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