Stanbic Uganda Cup: Zaga, Muhamood score in Police’s thumping of Calvary

Frank Zaga Tumwesigye scored his first goal for Police FC as they registered a 5-0 first leg lead over Calvary FC in their Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 32 encounter.

The Cops were dominant as expected over their lower division opponents in a game where head coach Abdallah Mubiru made only two changes to his line up.

Police took the lead after only 11 minutes through Johnson Odong’s penalty after captain Ahmed Ramathan handled the ball inside the area.

Three minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead, Brian Mayanja extending his scoring run with his seventh goal for the club since January.

Muluuli did well to bring down Zaga’s pass before curling one into the top corner from 20 yards.

Police continued to enjoy much of possession against their visitors who threatened as little despite the industry of Taribu Kassim creating a couple of openings through the Police defence.

The hosts almost added a third ten minutes into the second half but Odong was denied by the upright from an acute angle following a period of sustained pressure from the Cops.

Zaga deservedly got his goal from the penalty spot, sending the keeper the wrong way after Duncan Sseninde had been brought down under a heavy challenge from Emanuel Adiko.

Ben Ocen came from the bench to Police’s fourth on the day with an easy tap in after the goal keeper parried Derrick Kakooza’s initial free kick into his path.

Defender Hassan Muhamood put the icing on the cake with a lush effort from just after the box.

Calvary then produced their best chance of the game as Julius Malingumu’s shot drew a top save from goalkeeper Derrick Ochan in the 80th minute.

Police will embark on a journey to complete their progress to the Round of 16 when they visit Calvary FC in the second leg at the Aba Bet Green Light Stadium on Friday.

Police FC XI: Derrick Ochan, Denis Rukundo, Eric Ssenjobe, Henry Katongole, Hassan Muhamood, Yusuf Ssozi, Tonny Kiwalaze, Johnson Odong, Duncan Sseninde, Brian Mayanja Muluuli

Calvary FC XI: Nadir Muhammad, Emmanuel Adiko, Milton Afema, Rahman Feni, Ahmed Ramathan, Sabir Andama, Ayiko Abel, Andama Junior, Julius Maliyangumu, Osama Faruku, Talib Kassim

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