NEC Vs Busoga United: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview, Stats

Friday, September 22
•Kitara Vs UPDF – Masindi
•NEC Vs Busoga United – Lugogo
•URA vs Gaddafi – Lugazi

Team News
• NEC will miss Enock Ssebagala due to an hamstring injury while the game comes too early for new signing Cromwell Rwothomio

  • Brian Mato remain sidelined while Captain Marvin Kavuma start after he came off the bench away to Mbarara City
  • For Busoga United, Isaac Isinde still sidelined as he continues his recovery from an injury
  • Ibrahim Kayiwa and Aggrey Madoi expected to return having missed trip to Adjumani when they beat Arua Hill in opener

Probable Lineups

NEC – Samson Kirya, Kelvin Barni, John Paul Acire, Ronald Owiny, Ibrahim Thembo, Shamir Kimwero, Marvin Kavuma, Rashid Okocha, Joseph Dhata, Allan Mugalu, Brian Kayanja

Busoga United – Michael Lutaaya, Isaac Doka Mweru, Aggrey Madoi, Charles Sunday Mulanda, Fredrick Ngalo, Simon Ogama, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Joshua Ssentambule, Julius Debbo, Elvis Kibaale, Basham Mugwa

Preview: NEC Target Another Win

NEC will fancy their chances to pick another win when they host Busoga United at Lugogo.

The newcomers best Mbarara City 1-0 at Kakyeka on their top flight debut, thanks to Joseph Dhata’s only goal of the game.

They will be hoping to extend that dream start when they host their first ever top flight game.

NEC hosted in Bugolobi last season in FUFA Big League, but the stadium could not be approved as it doesn’t meet the Licensing requirements.

And for now, the side will be using KCCA FC’s Lugogo which is an artificial turf as their home ground.

Coached by Hussein Mbalangu who was brought in to steer the side in their top flight debut, another win will be a big statement of intent.

The Visitors on the other hand, also picked a win on the road, beating Arua Hill thanks to Isaac Doka Mweru’s strike.

Mweru bundled in from inside after Arua Hill fail to clear away from a corner.

The Eastern side held on to their lead, erasing doubts many had in their ability to stay in top flight once again against all odds.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in a game that can either way.

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