From two goals down, Police FC fought back before holding prisons side Maroons FC in a battle of supremacy among the security forces in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Tuesday at Namboole.
The Luzira based side took the lead on the 24th minute mark, thanks to Pius Obuya, before Solomon Walusimbi doubled the lead for the visitors eight minutes later.
Meanwhile, the law and enforcement officers mounted a comeback ensuring the game to end 2-1 at half time, thanks to Yasin Mugume’s 42nd minute goal.
The hosts levelled the matters at Namboole courtesy of a Ben Ocen goal from a spot that ensured police earned a point off fellow forces team Maroons FC from the Uganda Prisons.
Speaking shortly after the game, police coach Abdalla Mubiru praised his boys for the character they exhibited when they put up a strong fight and made a great comeback against Maroons.
“They always believed in themselves and if they can continue with such a character and spirit, we can achieve our targets,”Mubiru said.
The Police tactician said the game became difficult when they were two games down but said he was optimistic he would atleast get a point.
“I was always waiting for that one chance to get a goal and add onto it. I felt we could make it because we were creating chances but only failed to score.”
At Bugonga, new league entrants Masavu continued struggling after being beaten two goals to nil by Uganda Revenue Authority, thanks to goals from Bokota Labama and Henry Kisekka.
Police are top of the Azam Uganda Premier League table on 17 points whereas Arua based side Onduparaka are second only a point below the leaders after nine games .
New league entrants Masavu FC languish at the bottom of the 16 team log after collecting only four points from nine games so far played whereas UPDF are second from bottom only a point above Masavu.
Police 2-2 Maroons
Masavu 0-2 URA
Bright Stars 1-0 BUL
Onduparaka 0-0 Mbarara City
Soana 1-0 UPDF