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Ronnie Lusulire: With the latest on Uganda’s foreign based players

The international football fixtures involving Uganda Cranes will not be played until early September this year. The last time the national senior team-Cranes played a fixture was against Malawi at Mandela National stadium-Namboole in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers.

With league football resuming around the globe after the Covid-19 pandemic forced organisers to call off the games, Uganda foreign based players have got the chance to join the mix as well.

Our 102.1 FUFA fm presenter of the popular Tugukyangira Bunayiira football show Ronnie Lusulire brings you a detailed report of how the Ugandan players showcased their talent over the weekend in various football leagues. The Tugukyangira Bunayiira show is dedicated to coverage of Ugandan football players plying their trade abroad.  The show runs every Tuesday from 10 pm (EAST) to Midnight.

Lusulire co-hosts the show with Sinan Rajub ( and experienced Abu Zikusooka a presenter on 102.1 FUFA fm. This website will run weekly reports about Ugandan players playing abroad.

Ronnie Lusulire in the 102.1 FUFA fm studios. He delivers content about Uganda’s foreign based players on the show called Tugunkyangira Bunayiira every Tuesday at 10pm (EAST)

The Ugandan players in action over the weekend 

Israel is the home of two Ugandan intentional players William Kizito Luwagga and Timothy Awany. In the Ligat Ha’al relegation round, Timothy Awany played the entire game as his Ashdod FC side returned to winning ways defeating Sektzia Nes Tziona 2-0 at home.

Timothy Awany with the thumbs up signal

Kizito came on in the 82nd for Amadou Soukouma as his Hapoel Kfar Saba drew goalless at Hapoel Hadera.

Luwagga Kizito (R)

In the Slovakia super league match day one, left full back Isaac Muleme played full time as his FC Nitra side lost 2-1 away at Zlate Moravce.

Isaac Muleme (R) in cation for his club

Meanwhile the Turkish Premier League returned with Faruku Miya coming on in the in the 66th minute for Deni Molosevic but his side Konyaspor FC side lost 2-1 at Genclerbirligi.


Elsewhere, inform striker Edrisa Lubega started the match but later got substituted in the 72nd minute by Kristopher Piht as his club Paide Linammeskond beat Trans 2-1 at home in the Estonia Meistrilliga.

Idris Lubega (2nd R) with his eyes on the ball in attack.

In the Vietnam Premier League, Moses Oloya wasn’t in the match day squad as his Hanoi T&T side drew goalless at Hong Linh HaTinh.


Meanwhile forward Joseph Mpande once again skippered Haiphong as they fell 5-0 away at Binh Duong FC.

Skipper Joseph Mpande

Midfielder Geofrey Baba Kizito played full time as his Than Quang Ninh side drew 1-1 at Vietel.

Baba Kizito attempts to use his left football to take control of the ball

In Sweden, the Allsvenskun kicked off with Ronald Mukiibi’s Ostersunds FK falling 2-0 at Hammarby. Mukiibi played full time while Izak Ssewankambo was stretched off injured in the 81st minute with Samuel Mensah taking his place.

Meanwhile in the Danish Premier league, midfielder Robert Kakeeto came on for Magnus Christensen in the 74th minute as his Aalborg side defeated Midtjylland 2-0 at home.

Moses Opondo and his Odense FC side will be in action this evening as they visit Silkenborg.

In Tanzania, right back Nicholas Wadada wasn’t in Azam FC’s match day squad after returning late as they beat Mbao 2-0 at home in the Tanzania Premier League.

Just like the Uganda Premier League, the Botswana Premier league was also ended prematurely due to Covid- 19 following the Botswana football Association National Executive Committee meeting on 14th June 2020.

Midfielder Ivan Mbowa’s Township rollers finished in 2nd place with 40 points from 20 games, Lawrence Ndugga’s Orapa united finished in 3rd place with 40 points from 20 games while Deus Bukenya and Martin Opolot’s Prison XI finished in 6th place on 32 points.

Fixtures this week  

Swedish Second division (Suprettan) kicks off on Tuesday 16th June 2020. Striker Alexis Bakka is expected to make his league debut for UMEA FC as they Visit GIF Sundsvall.

Wednesday 17th June 2020: In the Vietnam Premier League, Joseph Mpande’s Haiphong FC will host Baba’s Than Quang Nigh while Moses Oloya’s Hanoi will host Song Lam Nghe An on Thursday.

On Thursday 18th June 2020: Ronald Mukiibi’s Ostersunds FK will return into action as they host Sirius in the Swedish Premier League.

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