It was another interesting weekend for a number of Ugandan players plying their trade in the diaspora but do you know how they fared? With two crucial AFCON Qualifiers coming up in March this year, many players are out to impress the head coach of Uganda Cranes Johnathan McKinstry.
102.1 FUFA fm’s Ronald Lusulire followed up the Ugandan stars over the weekend and provides the details.
In South Africa- DStv Premier League, Uganda Cranes number one shot stopper Denis Onyango kept a clean sheet again- his 10th of the season as Champions Mamelodi Sundowns side beat Chippa United 2-0. Ugandan custodian Ismael Watenga was an unused substitute for Chippa United.
Midfielder Moses Waiswa was introduced in the 84th minute as Supersport United played to a 1-1 draw with Swallows.
Meanwhile forward Daniel Isiagi who features for Jomo Cosmos started the match but was substituted deep in the second half. His side lost 2-1 at home against Free State side in the second tier.
In Tanzania, former Vipers SC skipper Taddeo Lwanga played as Simba SC drew goalless with TP Mazembe in the Simba Super Cup. The match had two Uganda Cranes players Lwanga and left full back Joseph Ochaya for TP Mazembe. Simba went on to be crowned champions in a tournament that also had Salim Jamal’s Al Hilal Omdurman. The tournament was organised by Simba SC to prepare for the CAF Champions League Group Stages.
In Ethiopia, midfielder Yassar Mugerwa played the entirety of the match for Sidama Bunna who drew goalless with Giants St. George FC.
In the English Championship, forward Karl Uche Mubiru Ikpeauzi scored for Wycombe Wanderers but he was on the losing side as they fell 7-2 at Brentford. He netted in the 14th minute and was later taken off in the 84th minute.
Midfielder Roy Jayden Onen was an unused substitute as his Reading FC side beat Bournemouth 3-1 at home in the English Championship.
In the English League 2, Uganda Cranes right back Elvis Bwomono started before getting off in the 46th minute as his Southend United side lost 5-1 at Port Vale.
In Burundi, Allan Brian Kizza started and went off deep in the second half while Steven Mugisha was an unused substitute as Le Messanger Ngozi drew 2-2 with Musongati. Defender Joseph Othieno played full time and netted Musongati’s first goal.
In Kenya, goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan was between the posts for AFC Leopards who beat Posta Rangers 3-1 at home.
Peter Lwasa started for Kariobangi Sharks who went on to beat Nairobi City 2-1 on the road. Yusuf Mukisa was not in the host’s match day squad.
Skipper Hashim Sempala played 90 minutes while Rogers Aloro wasn’t in the match day squad as their club Tusker FC side beat Mathare 1-0 at home in the Kenya Premier League.
William Wadri featured for Bandari FC but lost 3-1 at home to Gor Mahia.
In Zambia, left back Shafic Batambuze featured as his Kabwe Worriors side drew 1-1 withPrison Leopards.
In Malta, Erisa Sekisambu played full time as his side Tarxien FC lost 2-0 at the hands of Hibernians
In the Indian I-League, Richard Kassaga was not in the match day squad as Aizawl beat Neroca 2-1 on the road.
In the Israel Ligat HA’al, Bayo Fahad and Timothy Awany played the entire match but their club Ashdod FC lost 3-0 to Netanya.
Elsewhere, William Kizito Luwagga had a 90 minute game but his club Hapoel Kfar Saba lost 3-0 at Maccabi Haifa.
In Algeria, Allan Okello played his 10th League game of the season as Paradou AC drew goalless at home with Mlila.
In the Germany Bundesliga 2, right back Herbert Bochorn who plays for Bochum FC saw his side lose 2-1 at home to Karlsruher.
In Egypt, Abdu Lumala was not in the match day squad as his Pyramids FC side drew 1-1 at Ismaily.
Allan Kyambadde also missed the match for El Gouna FC and his side 2-1 to Ceramica Cleo Patra.
Khalid Aucho had a full 90 minutes of action for his legs but his side Misr Le Makasa lost 4-1 to Zamalek.