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FUFA Big League: NEC host Kitara as battle for top spot continues

FUFA Big League action enters matchday 20 and like the previous weeks, the fight to secure promotion slots goes on.

The top position has in the last two weeks oscillated amongst four teams including Kitara, NEC, Police FC and Mbarara City.

Therefore, as Kitara and NEC face off this Thursday at Bugolobi Coffee Ground, the target for either side will be to open up gap at the top.

The aforementioned two teams come into this game level on points (37) same as Police who are third.

Michael Lukyamuzi, the NEC FC head coach indicates they will treat this game like any other.

“The League is tight and every game comes with its own pressure. What we do is to prepare the players to go and fight for maximum points,” Lukyamuzi said.

“It is our first season in the FUFA Big League but we have the ability to overcome any opponent and at the moment we are looking at game per game.” He added.

His counterpart Sam Ssimbwa indicates he is not under pressure going into this game but will be hoping for a good result on the road.

“I expect a tough encounter against NEC. They are a good team and we must have a good approach to overcome them.”

The reverse fixture played at Kigaaya Primary School Playground saw Kitara win 2-0 with David Kasaija and Edson Agondeze scoring.

In the other games to be played on Thursday, Police visit Kyetume in Nakisunga. The latter lost their previous outing to Kaaro Karungi.

Calvary host Ndejje University, Kataka entertain Mbarara City who are just a point behind the leading pack.

Booma take on Adjumani TC while Kaaro Karungi make a daunting trip to Lira to face bottom placed Northern Gateway.