Thursday 23rd February
*NEC vs Ndejje University, Bugolobi Coffee Ground
*Lugazi FC vs Mbarara City, Lugazi Ground
*Jinja North United vs Kitara FC, Kyabazinga Stadium
*Northern Gateway vs Soroti City, The Gate Ground
*Booma FC vs Luweero United, Masindi stadium
*Kataka vs Police FC, Mbale Municipal Stadium
*Kyetume vs Calvary, Nakisunga Saza Ground
*Kaaro Karungi vs Adjumani Town Council, st George’s Arena
NEC will seek to complete a FUFA Big league double over Ndejje University as they face off at Bugolobi Coffee Ground.
Derrick Ssekiranda and Stephen Nayinga’s last minute winner inspired NEC to a 2-1 away triumph over Ndejje University after Samuel Nsubuga had given the then hosts the lead in Bombo.
NEC who dropped to third after a 1-0 defeat to Police FC at Kavumba Recreation Ground will hope to bounce back to winning ways.
The Die hards who are level on 33 points with fourth placed Police FC, will fancy their chances to avoid dropping more points.
Coach Micheal ‘Skills’ Lukyamuzi will be eager to pick maximum points so that they can keep pace with leaders Mbarara City who are just a point above them to keep their promotion chances alive.
If NEC comes out victorious while both leaders Mbarara City (34) and second placed Kitara FC (33) fail to win their matches on the road against Lugazi FC and Jinja North United respectively they will return to the summit of the table.
On the otherside, NEC will drop out of promotion places with a draw or defeat if Police FC overcome Kataka in Mbale.
After 17 matches, they have managed 10 wins, three draws and four defeats
They will bank on home advantage as all their promotion competitors will be playing away from home.
For Ndejje University, they will go out to seek revenge after a defeat in the reverse fixture.
However, they have been struggling a lot this season and its not a surprise that they are battling relegation.
They sit 12th on the log with 20 points after 17 matches with five wins and a draw each and seven defeats.
Raymond Komakech’s side is just three points above the drop zone.
The only advantage that they have is a superior goal Difference over those below them.
They boost with -5 goal difference compared to Adjumani Town Council (-6) and Soroti City (-15) who both have 17 points.
A defeat in Bugolobi will pile more pressure on Komakech, and his side will sink more closer to the red line.
Coming into this game, Ndejje University played out all draw away to Lugazi FC thanks to Luwalo Kipper’s first goal since joining from UPDF in January.