Thursday, February 9
*Jinja North United 1-2 Ndejje University
*NEC 1-0 Calvary
*Lugazi 1-0 Police
*Kyetume 1-0 Kataka
*Booma 1-1 Mbarara City
*Northern Gateway 0-0 Kitara
*Adjumani 3-1 Soroti City
Marvin Kavuma scored a late controversial penalty to hand hosts NEC a 1-0 win over Calvary FC in FUFA Big league second round opener played at Bugolobi Coffee grounds.
In the 90th minute, Aggrey Atandu looked to have handled the ball in the area.
And Center referee Henry Byaruhanga awarded a goal kick.
But in dramatic turn of events, the assistant referee signalled for a penalty.
After consultations, the Referee changed his decision pointing at the spot.
And Kavuma placed it far beyond Shakur Hadji’s reach in the top right corner to hand NEC a double header win over Calvary.
A win saw NEC regain top spot on the table following Kitara’s draw.
In what looked like an interesting encounter, the hosts proved too wasteful in the final third as they failed to put many clear chances away.
Kavuma had his edge-of-the-box effort saved by spot-on Shakur, before Geoffrey Sserunkuma misfiring away a simple tap-in.
Both Brian Mato and Richard Ajuna had chances to score but they were not clinical enough to break the deadlock.
The Visitors’ only half chance landed to Junior Andama whose attempt was deflected by Sulaiman Ssesazi into a corner kick.
Few moments after the restart, Julius Kazibwe who received a worldclass pass from Serunkuma saw his close attempt kept away for a corner kick.
In the last minute of the game, Aggrey’s goal-line block over Farouk Sekayi’s attempt resulted into a penalty.
NEC will take a short trip to Kavumba recreation grounds to play Police FC next Thursday while Calvary will host Kataka on the same day.
NEC FC -Micheal Okiria, Richard Ajuna, Sulaiman Ssesazi, Marvin Kavuma, Julius Kazibwe, Shamir Kimwero, Angello Kizza, Gideon Odongo, Godfrey Sserunkuma, Brian Mato, Garvin Mubutu.
Calvary – Shakur Hadji, James Oboya, Calvary FC Aggrey Atandu, Apollo Ssentezza, Emma Ochen, Oting, Junior Andama, Salim, Micheal Kedi, Kilama, Christopher Agotre.