UPDF Hold NEC in Four-goal thriller

Tuesday, February 13
*UPDF 2-2 NEC
*Wakiso Giants 1-0 URA


UPDF FC staged a comeback to secure a 2-2 draw against NEC FC in an exciting Uganda Premier League clash at the Bombo Barracks Ground.

Bashir Kabuye and Kawagu Christopher found the net for the hosts, while Marvin Kavuma and Cromwell Rwothomio scored for the visitors.

Kabuye nodded home from Hussein Zzinda’s corner kick in the 41st minute to give the hosts a halftime lead.

However, NEC FC leveled the score in the second half with Kavuma converting a penalty after Kawagu’s handball. Rwothomio then put the visitors ahead by capitalizing on a defensive error.

But UPDF FC fought back, with Kawagu equalizing from the penalty spot after a mistake from goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan.

Despite both teams pushing for a winner, the match ended in a draw, with Kavuma’s effort narrowly missing the target.

UPDF FC earned their 10th point of the season and currently occupies 15th place on the table, while NEC FC climbed to 4th with 31 points.

What Next

UPDF FC next game is an away trip to Express at Wankulukuku on Tuesday 28th while NEC will host KCCA at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Wednesday 28th

Team Sheet

UPDF XI: Richard Anyama, Kawagu Christopher, Tebandeke Christopher, Samson Kasozi, Vuni Bright Joseph, Davis Ssekajja, Bashir Kabuye, Muwadda Mawejje, Achumu Faridi Rashid, Kaija Derrick, Zzinda Hussein.

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

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