UPDF Vs Police: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday 4th January
UPDF FC vs Police FC, Bombo
Arua Hill vs Vipers, Barifa
Bright Stars vs SC Villa, Kavumba
Gaddafi vs URA SC, Gaddafi Arena
Tooro United vs Express, Buhinga


Team News

UPDF will be without their top scorer Ivan Ahimbisibwe who got a burn on his leg while Kigozi Ambrose is also ruled out with an injury he sustained against Vipers.

Winger Yasin Sabir and Defender Bernard Muwanga are all ruled out with injuries after missing the last training while Skipper Denis Ssekitoleko and Okello Donato are doubtful and will face a late fitness test.

Police FC will be without Odongo Johnson, Hassan Muhamood, Nsubuga Mubarak, Tonny Kiwalaze and Isaac Kiberu are all sidelined due to injuries.


Probable Lineups

UPDF FC: Brian Bwete (GK), James Begesa, Oyirwoth Daglas, Simon Mbazira, Aggrey Kirya, Musa Mudde, Ibrahim Wammanah, Ezekiel Katende, Yiga Frank, Mugisha Rogers, Huud Salim

Police FC: Tom Ikara (GK), Eddy Kapampa, Eric Ssenjobe, Joseph Ssentume, Diego Ssemugera, George Kiryowa, Yusuf Ssozi, Tony Mawejje, Juma Balinya, Muwadda Mawejje, Arafat Kakonge.


Preview: Rejuvenated Police FC target Bragging Rights in Battle of Forces

On-form Police FC will seek to pick all the points to claim the bragging rights in the battle of forces away to UPDF at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground.

UPDF comes into this game with a host of first team players nursing injuries after a 7-2 massacre by Vipers in Kitende.

UPDF are 8th on the log with 18 points after 13 matches. 5W, 3D, 5L.

The Army side have won just one of their last 5 matches, a draw and 3 loses.

Brian Senyondo side have scored 19 goals and conceeded 23 times.

Police FC comes with alot of confidence after a 5-0 victory over Bright Stars in Lugogo.

The Kops are 12th on the standing with 12 points in 13 matches. 3W, 3D, 7L.

They have won 3 matches in their last 5 games, a draw and a lose. They have won three consecutive games.

Police have scored and conceeded 16 goals apiece.

Last season, each team won at home, Police were 3-0 winners in Lugogo courtesy of Frank Tumwesigye Zaga and Derrick Kakooza brace.

John Paul Kabuye’s 50th minute strike earned UPDF the victory in the first round in Bombo


Stats

This will be the 9th meeting between the security forces.

In the previous 8 meetings, UPDF have won 3 while Police FC have beaten UPDF twice with three draws.

UPDF have lost just once to Police at home in 4 outings with two draws.

Head to Head

2020/2021
Police FC 3-0 UPDF FC
UPDF FC 1-0 Police FC

2017/2018
Police FC 1-2 UPDF FC
UPDF FC 0-1 Police FC

2016/2017
UPDF FC 1-1 Police FC
Police FC 0-1 UPDF FC

2015/2016
UPDF FC 1-1 Police FC
Police FC 1-1 UPDF FC


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