Disappointing start for Ochaya, Wadada makes it 5 in 5 : How Ugandan players performed over the weekend

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Mixed results were registered by Uganda’s foreign based players who were in action during the concluded weekend.

Swift Sports brings you a comprehensive report on how different Ugandan players performed across the globe.

TURKEY

Farouk Miya came off the bench in the 64th minute for Georgian midfielder Levan Shengalia as Konyaspor Kulubu played out a goalless draw with Denizlispor in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday.

VIETNAM 

    Geoffrey Kizito in action for his club

Joseph Mpande captained Hai Phong FC to a 3-1 win over Song Lam Nghe An in the Vietnamese V. League. Mpande provided one assist for Brazilian Diego Silva who scored a hat trick.

Moses Oloya played full-time as a defensive midfielder in Hanoi FC’s 1-1 draw with Thanh Hoa FC.

Godfrey Baba Kizito also played full-time as a right back as Than Quang Ninh drew 0-0 with his former club Sai Gon FC.

ESTONIA

Striker Edrisa Lubega played 63 minutes before he was replaced by Siim Luts as Paide Linnameeskond won 1-0 against FCI Levadia Tallinn in the Estonia top-flight league.

ENGLAND

Striker Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru wasn’t part of the Wycombe Wanderers squad that lost 2-0 to Luton Town in the English Championship on Saturday.

Elvis Bwomono Okello played full-time as Southend United drew 1-1 at Crawley Town to register their first point of the season.

On Friday, Jayden Onen played full-time as Reading U-23 Team drew 1-1 with Westbrom U23 at the Hawthorns in the U23 League.

Jeane Sseninde’s Wakefield Trinity Ladies lost to United of Manchester 

Jean Sseninde was part of the Wakefield Trinity Ladies team that lost 4-1 to United of Manchester Ladies in the 2020/21 English FA Women’s Cup.

BURUNDI

Brian Allan Kizza and Steven Mugisha started on the bench as Burundi champions Le Messager Ngozi beat Vital’O 4-2 in the Primus League on Sunday.

Defender Joseph Othieno was part of the Musongati FC team that drew 1-1 with Kayanza FC on Saturday.

DR. CONGO

Ochaya features for giants TP Mazembe

Joseph Ochaya played full-time as TP Mazembe started their Linafoot League season with a disappointing 0-0 home draw with new entrants FC Blessing on Sunday.

The DR. Congo league officially kicked off on Saturday with no fans in the stands as a preventive measure of COVID-19.

PORTUGAL

Alex Kakuba played 59 minutes before was replaced by Chinese left back Chen Jiayu as CD Cova da Piadade lost 2-0 to Arouca at home.

MOROCCO

Striker Nelson Ssenkatuka wasn’t part of the Mogreb Tetouan team that beat Mouloudia Club D’Oudja 4-0 in the Moroco Botola League on Sunday.

USA

Midfielder Mike Azira was an unused substitute as Chichago Fire drew 2-2 with Mustafa Kizza’s new side Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer on Saturday.

TANZANIA

Nicholas Wadada played full-time for Azam FC who beat Kagera Sugar 4-2 in the Tanzania Vodacom Premier League on Sunday to maintain their winning start to the new season.

Azam FC have won all their five games played and lead the 18-team table with 15 points, two better than rivals Simba SC and Young Africans.

However midfielder Jackson Kibirige wasn’t part of the Kagera Sugar team.

Boban Zirintusa Bogere wasn’t in the Mtibwa Sugar match day squad that lost 1-0 to Biashara Mara United on Sunday afternoon.

Newly acquired Ugandan trio of Cleo James Ssetuba, Joseph Zziwa and Ambrose Awio wasn’t part of the winning Biashara Mara United team as well.

DENMARK

Robert Kakeeto wasn’t part of the Aalborg BK team that drew 1-1 with AGF Aarhus in the Danish Superligaen on Sunday.

Moses Opondo played 64 minutes before he was withdrawn for Max Fenger as 10-man OB Odense lost 1-0 to Vejle Boldklub on Sunday evening.

SWEDEN

Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi came off the bench to replace Samuel Mensah as Ostersunds FK lost 2-1 to AIK Stockholm in the Swedish top-flight league of Allsvenskan on Sunday.

Ugandan born midfielder Isak Ssewankambo also featured for Ostersunds but was withdrawn for Francis Baptiste in the 68th minute.

Striker Alexis Bbakka came off the bench for Rodin Deprem in the 65th minute as Umea FC drew 3-3 with Akropolis in the Swedish second tier (Superettan).

Viola Nambi Ssebunya wasn’t part of the Vaxjo DFF squad that lost 2-1 at Djurgardens DFF in the Swedish Women’s top-flight on Saturday.

Ritah Kivumbi came off the bench for Malin Ahlberg as Mallbackens IF lost 3-1 to AIK Women in the second tier league (Elitettan) on Saturday.

EGYPT

Allan Kyambadde played right back as El Gounah beat Tanta FC 2-0 in the Egyptian league on Thursday.

Derrick Nsibambi played 64 minutes as Smouha SC drew 1-1 with Ismaily SC on Friday. Nsibambi was replaced by Mohammad Nadi.

Misr El Makkasa lost 3-2 to Pyramids FC on Saturday but Khalid Aucho wasn’t part of the losing team. Aucho has been booked eight times this season.

Nsibambi is expected to be in action as Smouha take on Zamalek SC in the Egyptian Cup quarter final.

Kyambadde and El Gounah will take on Al Masry in the league’s relegation six-pointer at 4pm.

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