Police FC have had mixed results through the first round of the 2018/2019 StarTimes Uganda Premier League, even the games they lost the writing was on the wall that they were the better side.
A second half brace by Juma Balinya saw the 2005 league champions come from two goals down to settle for a two all draw with SC Villa at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Tuesday.
Police FC’s Abdallah Mubiru who had just recovered from a 6-3 humiliation by KCCA FC last Friday was bitter about the result of the game.
“I don’t want to undermine SC Villa because they are a big side with a lot of history but I don’t think the eleven players they had on the day deserved to take a point away from us,” Mubiru said in the post-match press conference.
Villa took a first lead through Charles Lwanga who was later sent before Bashir Mutanda doubled their lead.
Police launched a come back, and will have themselves to blame for not burying the numerous chances they created on the day.
“The performance we had was convincing but we are disappointed with the result,” Mubiru said before revealing his solution going into the second round.
“There are areas we need to strengthen, in defence and goalkeeping and we are looking around.”
It’s believed Police have agreed terms with former KCCA FC, Proline and SC Villa custodian Yasin Mugabi, who coincidentally last featured for them before he went to Zambia for greener pastures.
Mugabi will be a great addition to the goalkeeping department that has only Davies Mugabi especially on the experience front.
The fact that they have also largely relied on midfielder Juma Balinya for goals, the striking department of Ronald Nnyanzi and Johnson Odongo will also need beefing.
Balinya has scored nine goals in the first round, just one behind leading scorer Bashir Mutanda who has also been the shining star for SC Villa this first round.