Friday, September 22
*Kitara 1-0 UPDF
*URA 2-0 Gaddafi
*NEC 5-0 Busoga United
NEC put five past Busoga United in their second top flight game at Lugogo.
Captain Marvin Kavuma scored a brace, while Rashid Okocha (penalty), Allan Mugalu and Brian Kayanja were also on target.
It was a below par performance from the Visitors who lacked the courage that saw the side beat Arua Hill in their opener.
The game was all but done in the first half which the Visitors conceded four, including the third given away by goalkeeper Michael Lutaaya.
Kavuma opened the scores in the 9th minute from close range after Busoga United failed to clear from danger.
Okocha made it two before the half-hour mark from the spot after Mugalu was brought down in the box.
The third goal, goalkeeper Lutaaya gave away possession as the side truer to build from the back, for Mugalu to lob into an empty net.
Kayanja made it four just before the break with a curler from inside the area.
The fifth came late in the second half, Kavuma getting his brace with a good header thanks to a well delivered corner.
The win extends NEC’s impressive start in the Uganda Premier League as the side move to six points having beaten Mbarara City in the opener.
Busoga’s chances were few and far between, with their best attempt falling to Bashamu Mugwa but his effort rattled the crossbar.
The scoreline could have been more damaging but Kavuma missed two good chances in the second half.
He was set by Substitute and veteran forward Geoffrey Sserunkuma only to be denied by the goalkeeper, before missing a keeper-to-beat when put through by Mugalu.
What Next – NEC visit SC Villa on September 29 at Wankulukuku while Busoga United will be at home against Express on September 28.
NEC H Samson Kirya, Marvin Kavuma, Tah Barni Kelvin, Ibrahim Tembo, Allan Mugalu, Shamir Kimwero, Joseph Dhata, John Paul Acire, Brian Kayanja, Rashid Okocha, Ronald Owiny
Busoga United – Michael Lutaaya, Isaac Doka Mweru, Emmanuel Kaka, Charles Sanday Mulanda, Frederick Ngalo, Joshua Ssentambule, Julius Debbo, Sharif Ziraba, Bashamu Mugwa, Allan Galandhi, Stephen Odongo