StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Nyamityobora FC 1-2 Police FC
Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku
Police FC have had a turn around of fortunes in their previous two games, securing maximum points therein to get a sigh of relief.
After disappointing results in their opening three games, the Cops picked their first win away to Ndejje University FC winning 2-1 last week.
That has been followed up with yet another vital win against Nyamityobora FC in the game played at Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku on Tuesday.
Despite a heavy downpour in the afternoon around Kampala that forced the scheduled kickoff time to be delayed for over 30 minutes, Police FC scrapped through to garner maximum points.
The Cops withered through the poor playing conditions and water logged pitch to sail to victory.
Ocen fired the visitors into an early lead(sixth minute) with a thunderous strike outside the box that went past goalkeeper Hillary Jomi.
The lead however lasted only two minutes and Nyamityobora drew level through gangly forward Gonahasa. This was second goal for the Banyakare this second.
Gonahasa was well stationed and unmarked to head home from Alex Komakech’s free kick at the edge of the box.
From then onwards, either side had chances to take the lead but were all wasteful. Gonahasa had two chances before halftime while Juma Balinya and Norman Ogik too came close for the Cops.
The decisive moment came six minutes after the hour mark when Ocen scored the eventual winner, another fierce shot from outside the area.
With a quarter an hour to play, Police FC had Paul Willa to thank when he cleared a goal bound ball from Gonahasa to leave the score intact.
Victory take Police to six points in five games and moves to 9th on the table. Nyamityobora FC on the other hand drop back to the relegation mix, second from bottom on three points.