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How Ugandan players abroad fared over the weekend

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Majority of the football leagues across the world might be on a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic but there are Ugandan players who were in action in their respective leagues over the weekend.

From Vietnam to Burundi, Denmark and Estonia, we look into how Ugandan representatives fared over the weekend;

VIETNAM
Geoffrey Baba Kizito played as a right back for full-time as his Than Quang Ninh side edged DNH Nam Dinh 5-4 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in the round of 16 encounter of the Vietnamese Cup on Saturday.

Baba Kizito played as a right back against Nam Dinh (Photo/Courtesy)

His compatriot Moses Oloya was not part of the Hanoi FC team squad that beat CLB Dong Thap 3-0 on Sunday.

Hanoi FC will play against XSKT Can Tho in the confirmed quarter finals pairings while Kizito’s Than Quang Ninh will visit Ha Tinh.

ESTONIA
In Estonia, striker Edrisa Lubega “Torres” came off the bench as his Paide Linnameeskond lost 4-1 at FCI Levadia Tallinn in the Estonian Premium Liiga on Sunday.

At 2-0, Lubega replaced Kristofer Piht in the 56th minute but could make any significant impact to reduce the club’s deficit.

Edrisa Lubega celebrates one of the goals he has previously scored for Paide. He wasn’t on the score sheet over the weekend (Photo/Courtesy)

The Uganda Cranes forward has so far scored two goals in the three games he has played for Paide Linnameeskond.

Paide Linnameeskond are 5th on the Estonian Premium Liiga table with six points collected from four games while Levadia lead with 12 points.

BURUNDI
In Burundi, Ugandan duo of Steven Mugisha and Brian Allan Kizza inched closer to clinching their first Burundian Primus League title with Le Messager Ngozi.

Defender Steven Mugisha in action against BS Dynamic over the weekend (Photo/Courtesy)

Le Messager Ngozi beat BS Dynamic 2-1 at the Stade Urukundo in one of the five games played on Sunday.

Defender Mugisha played full time while midfielder Kizza was one of the unused substitutes.

Le Messager Ngozi will be declared league champions if they win their next game against Inter Star FC on match day 29.

Allan Brian Kizza and Steven Mugisha play for Le Messager Ngozi (Photo/Courtesy)

DENMARK
In Denmark, Ugandan midfielder Robert Kakeeto played full-time as his Aalborg BK team drew 1-1 with Esbjerg FB in the Danish Superliga on Sunday.

Robert Kakeeto plays for Aalborg BK. He has two caps with the Uganda Cranes (Photo/AaB)

Kakeeto has so far played four games for the Danish side this season. The 25 year old midfielder spent the closing part of last year on loan at HIFK in Finland.

Aalborg are 6th on the 14-team table with 38 points accumulated from 25 games played.

MONDAY ACTION
Moses Opondo’s Odense will make a trip to AGF Aarhus in Danish Superliga on Monday June 1st.

William Kizito Luwagga has played four league games for Hapoel Kfar Saba in Israel (Photo/Courtesy)

In Israel, William Kizito Luwagga and Hapoel Kfar Saba will visit Bnei Yehuda on Monday while Timothy Awany’s Ashdod will play against Hapoel Raanana on Tuesday.

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