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Stanbic Uganda Cup: NEC set to host Acholi United in Round of 32


NEC FC is gearing up to host the esteemed Luo-based team, Acholi United Football Club, in an exhilarating match at Philip Omondi Stadium for the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 today, February 19th, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

As NEC FC hosts the match at Lugogo, their strong home record, coupled with recent victories, underscores their formidable attacking prowess.

Moreover, their experience in Uganda’s top-flight league gives them a defensive edge over Acholi United.

However, despite originating from a lower league, Acholi United presents a formidable challenge due to their intimate knowledge of top-tier teams, leaving NEC FC Coach Mbalangu Hussein apprehensive.

Additionally, the absence of Rwothomio Cromwell, grappling with malaria, further compounds the team’s obstacles, with Mbalangu highlighting the pending late fitness test for his potential inclusion.

Coach Hussein Mbalangu also informed the media that the other players have been training diligently, maintaining excellent fitness levels, and are fully prepared for today’s challenge.

They are determined to give their all and strive for victory, aiming to secure advancement to the round of 16 in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

This matchup marks the first-ever encounter between the two teams, adding an element of unpredictability to the game.

With the Stanbic Uganda Cup’s single-game format, both teams understand the importance of securing victory to advance.

In the event of a tie, the match will be decided by penalties, heightening the stakes for both sides.

Acholi United advanced to this stage by defeating Lugazi Football Club, while NEC FC secured their spot with a victory over Northern Division.

With anticipation running high among fans, today’s match promises to be an intriguing battle on the football field.

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