By Allan Damba
Despite emphatically winning 4-1 at home against Solitilo Bright Stars, Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru has come out to warn his players not to take anything for granted heading into the second leg.
The Cops were dominant over Bright Stars in the Round of 16 encounter at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Sunday.
Ben Ocen scored a first-half double as Yusuf Ssozi and second-half substitute Derrick Kakooza added the others for Police FC. Joseph Janjali scored Brights Stars’ only goal on the day.
By the look of things, Mubiru’s Cops have a foot in the last eight, but Mubiru has cautioned his boys not to take the foot off the pedal.
“Kavumba is going to be another experience,” Mubiru said after the game, before adding; “We can not take anything for granted. We shall blame ourselves for any eventualities.”
Mubiru on the other hand heaped praise on his players for the day’s excellent display.
“I am grateful with my players, they have tried to put some good performance much as it was not our best, but we are going into the second leg with a reasonable advantage.”
He also expressed his joy for Derrick Kakooza who was back among the goals. He had failed to shine after his excellent adventure at the Cameroon U20 Africa Cup of Nations where he emerged top scorer.
“It gives a good feeling that he is back amongst the goals. He can help the team when others are not scoring goals.”
In their pursuit for the first-ever Uganda Cup trophy, Police will hope to wrap the tie in formidable style at Bright Stars’ home ground; the Kavumba Recreation Ground, on Wednesday, May 5.