ESTONIA : Edrisa Lubega opens scoring account in disappointing league debut


Paide Linnameeskond 1-2 Viljandi JK Tulevik

Striker Edrisa Lubega “Torres” came off the bench to score his first league goal as his side Paide Linnameeskond lost 2-1 at home against Viljandi JK Tulevik in the Estonia Premium Liiga on Tuesday evening.

Lubega replaced Kevin Kauber in the 62nd minute, two minutes after his side conceded their second goal of the match which was a penalty by Pavel Marin.

Herol Riiberg had given the visiting side a first half lead courtesy of his 27th minute strike.

Lubega reduced the deficit with a header from close range following a goalmouth melee inside the added four minutes.

This was Lubega’s first competitive game since joining the Estonian club on a two-year loan deal from Proline FC last December.

Lubega takes the ball to the center line soon after pulling one back

The 22-year old Uganda Cranes forward missed the season opener two months ago but has managed a number of appearances in friendly and build up games.

On 8th March, Lubega featured for the U-21 side in a 5-1 thumping of Tallin Kalev and scored a goal.

He scored a brace in last week’s 3-0 win over Legion FC in a trial game on Saturday.

The Estonian League officially started in March but took a prolonged pandemic break before returning on Tuesday with the clubs playing their second games of the season.

Lubega and teammates will seek redemption when they return to action on Saturday 23rd with another home fixture against FC Kuressaare at the Linnastaadion in Paide.

Paide Linnameeskond are 6th on the 10-team table with three points garnered from the two games played so far.

Lubega during his official unveiling early this year.
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