By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
Our boys abroad go through thin and cold, some have been blessed with starting places and others do still struggle with even making it to the substitute bench of their foreign employers. Swift sports brings you an insight into what transpired when some of them managed to get into action.
Ugandan Leftie ace Joseph Ochaya was crowned man of the match as his team Lusaka Dynamos edged Mufulira Wanderers 1-0 in the Zambian Super League at the Heroes Stadium. The former KCCA left back impressively made continuous overlaps and created a handful of goal scoring chances for the Dynamos, additionally attempting to score with two shots.
His compatriot, teammate and former Express Striker, Herman Wasswa Nteza played 73 minutes before being withdrawn for former Zambian Super League top scorer Adubelo Phiri.
Uganda Cranes and former St.George defender Isaac Isinde played 90 minutes as his side Buildcon FC lost 1-0 to Forest Rangers in the “Ndola Derby” at the Levi Mwanawasa Stadium. Ochaya’s Lusaka Dynamos are currently 4th on a 20-team log and are 2 points adrift the table leaders ZESCO United while Isinde’s Buildcon FC is 17th after collecting 7 points in 7 games.
Elsewhere in Portugal, Left back Alex Kakuba played 82 minutes for Feirense helping them secure a 1-0 away victory at Vitoria Guimarães. The former Proline defender was replaced by Portuguese defender Sergio Barge after he sustained an injury 6 minutes earlier.
Unfortunately, Uganda Cranes forwards Farouk Miya and William Luwagga Kizito were not part of Mouscron Peruwelz and Rio Ave respectively as the two clubs climaxed their seasons. Miya’s Mouscron finished off with a home defeat to Kortrijk while Luwagga’s Rio Ave finished the Portuguese Primeira Liga in the 7th position after a 2-0 win over Belenenses. Luwagga had featured 9 times for Rio Ave out of the possible 34 this season.
In Germany, Striker Melvyn Lorenzen was an unused substitute for Werder Bremen Junior Side (Bremen B) as his side won 1-0 in a crucial relegation decider against VfR Aalen to stay in the German 3. Liga, German third tier (below Bundesliga 2). However, The 22 year old forward has been turning up for the U23 side of the 4 times German Champions.