FC coach of Police Abdallah Mubiru’ has requested his players to reset and focus their eyes on big things ahead of a significant period as they try to kill off and recompense their StarTimes Uganda Premier League fears.
There was a creeping feeling of sorrow after last Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Express, as an underwTimes helming second-half performance saw the Cops throw away a first-half lead to complicate their survival chances.
Despite having played one more game than 14th-placed Bright Stars, the result left only three points above the relegation zone.
When they meet at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Friday, Police will be looking to get one over on another relegation rival Onduparaka and take a significant step towards survival.
The duo go into the game level on 24 points, with police above on goal difference, and as Mubiru schedules for transmitting his crew out for their traditional home game since the draw against KCCA, he is not taking anything for granted.
According to Mubiru, “We should not be looking at what has happened previously,” and this statement came via Sanyuka TV ahead of the game; he further added that; “what is crucial now is to think bigger on what we can attain from the games ahead.”
“We should reset our minds because we cannot change things, especially the gone things. Now we have to improve the run-in and try to get the best out of every game.”
Furthermore, he stated that this is the first up is the game against Onduparaka, in which we must make sure that we collect the highest points.
Mubiru believes the players’ mentality will be crucial in the season’s final leg, and he has already been impressed by the players and staff’s change in attitude and new bond since the Express defeat.
According to Mubiru, “We have had time to work since the Express game, and I can’t give a compliment to the player enough for the kind of attitude they have shown since.”
Furthermore, he continued while saying they have been incredible. They worked well, which leaves you excited that they can do the job against Onduparaka.
Police have only lost two of their last ten games, but it concerns that six of those games that have avoided defeat have ended in stalemates.
Their guests have won back-to-back games for the first time since March 2021 and have lost four of their last ten league fixtures.
Mubiru will welcome back midfielder Emmanuel Mugume and winger Sammy Ssebaduka from harm, with defender Joseph Ssentume also replacing from suspension.
But they will be without goalkeeper Abdul Kimera who was injured in the Express game.