Friday, December 22
Soana 2-1 Police FC
Police FC Coach Abdullah Mubiru blamed the referees for poor officiation in his fifth loss of the season.
Police FC lost 2-1 to hosts Soana in the Azam Uganda Premier League game played at Kavumba Recreation centre.
Speaking after the match, a disappointed Mubiru said:
“It’s unfortunate that we have lost and ended the first round on a low note.
“However, certain things still amuse me, such officiation happening at the moment when the head of football (read Moses Magogo, FUFA President) is confusing the public that he is going to focus all his efforts on promoting the league.”
The former Vipers Coach added: “I pity those who believe in what he is saying because we can’t improve the quality of the game when we are being officiated in such a poor manner.”
He further claimed that the league will not develop given the poor state of most of the pitches in the country like Bugonga (Masavu FC), Mwererwe (Bright Stars) and Kakyeka (Mbarara City FC).
In the game played at Kavumba, Reuben Kimera put the cops in front with a goal in the 16th minute, but Police FC’s lead was short lived as Willy Kavuma levelled matters 5 minutes later.
Kavuma got his brace, scoring from the spot in the 29th minute and Mubiru’s side could not rally back.
“As Police FC, we have also helped the Referees today to fulfill their targets and goals as we gave up two silly mistakes and missed many chances.”
The defeat leaves Police FC in 4th – 24 points from their 15 first round games.
The victory was Soana’s 5th in the league this season, the side had picked maximum points against Express FC, UPDF, Kirinya Jinja and Masavu FC recently.
David Mutono’s side moved to 10th on the log, with 19 points.