NEC Complete Double Over Mbarara City

*Friday, February 9
*Kitara 1-1 SC Villa
*NEC FC 2-0 Mbarara City


NEC FC secured a well-deserved 2-0 victory against Mbarara City at the Omondi Stadium in the Uganda Premier League.

Goals from full backs Joseph Dhata and Rashid Okocha in each half sealed the win for the Die Hards, completing a double over the Ankole Lions.

Dhata’s solitary goal had inspired NEC FC to a 1-0 triumph over Mbarara City in the reverse fixture at the Kakyeka Ground.

The hosts dominated possession, eventually breaking the deadlock in the third minute of additional time with Dhata volleying home from Okocha’s cross.

They doubled their lead in the 53rd minute when Okocha capitalized on debutant Gadafi Wahab’s precise pass.

Despite several chances, including Okocha’s missed header, NEC FC couldn’t extend their lead further.

Shamir Kimwero, Brian Kayanja, and Cromwell Rwothomio had opportunities but failed to convert them.

Mbarara City, rarely threatening, came closest when Sadat Nsubuga hit the post from close range.

NEC FC now sits 5th in the league with 30 points, while Mbarara City is 11th with 20 points.

What’s Next:

NEC FC will face UPDF FC away at the Bombo Barracks Ground on Tuesday 13th, while Mbarara City will host Busoga United at the Kakyeka Ground on Thursday 22nd.

How they started

NEC XI: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Atendele Geriga, Gideon Odongo, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Gavin Mubutu, Shamir Kimwero, Joseph Dhata, Rashid Okocha, Gadafi Wahab, Brian Kayanja, Cromwell Rwothomio.

Mbarara City XI: Ronald Mutebi (GK), Innocent Wafula, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Karim Ramadan, Bakari Magumba, Odongo Francis, Amir Kakomo, Pius Wangi, Joseph Akandwanaho, Henry Kitegenyi, Sadat Nsubuga

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