Dada hat-trick stuns Police at Lugogo

By Clive Kyazze

Nyamityobora registered their biggest win of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, the 4-1 win over Police on Tuesday at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.

Ibrahim Dada scored a hat-trick as new signings, Denis Otim was a shield in Nyamityobora’s goals as Damian Nakalema scored the second, Joel Ayuko and John Sserunjogi also played their part in the win.

After just seven minutes, Juma Balinya was released by Ronald Nyanzi, he rounded off Otim in the Nyamityobora goal but he couldn’t cross the chalked line as he opted for the outside of the woodwork.

Not the script Police anticipated as Ibrahim Dada tapped home past Davies Mutebi to give Nyamityobora the lead after 23 minutes.

Damian Nakalema scored a second for Nyamityobora on his debut | Philip Mugabi Photo

Dada almost doubled his side’s lead, Mutebi this time round tamed his well  executed shot a minute later. 

Dada committed space again from the left wing, his ground cross has teasing for Police to deal with as Nakalema pounced on it to make it 2-0.

Police’s tactician Abdallah Mubiru made changes midfielder Pius Kaggwa was replaced by striker Johnson Odong.

Ten minutes to the break Police broke away, Odong found Balinya, with the goal at his mercy he went for flair and missed the target.

Six minutes to the break, Ibrahim Pengele’s long ball found Dada who turned Police skipper Sadat Kyambadde inside out before shooting last a helpless Mutebi in the Police goal.

Police’s Davies Mutebi looks on as the ball cross the line, it was Dada’s first of the evening | Philip Mugabi photo

A minute to the break, Odong found the target, Otim parried the ball out for a corner, the resulting corner was sent to the crossbar by Nyanzi. 

Five minutes into the second Stanza, Nyanzi had a glorious chance to pull one back, his effort with the left was far from being decent, he was later replaced by Derrick Kakooza.

At the hour mark, Peter Otai’s long range shot beat Mutebi in the Police goal but not the cross as Nyamityobora tried to stretch their lead.

Nyamityobora might have not scored a fourth in the game but Dada gave the fans to talk about for ages, he, rounded off,  turned inside out and dazzled Mutebi before Police cleared their lines.

Arafat Galiwango pulled a consolation back for Police five minutes to full time before Dada completed his hat-trick in added time. The win takes Nyamityobora to 12 points but still in the relegation zone while Police keep in ninth.

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