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Ugandan players Abroad: Kigonya saves penalty on League debut, Miya returns from layoff as Onen, Okello, Wadri score

Another exciting weekend it was for a number of Ugandan players in the diaspora over the weekend as everyone is striving to impress Uganda Cranes gaffer Johnathan McKinstry ahead for the AFCON 2021 Cameroon Qualifiers in March 2021.

In the Tanzanian Vodacom Premier League, goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya saved a penalty that was caused by Nicholas Wadada as their Azam FC drew 2-2 at Simba SC. Midfielder Taddeo Lwanga put up a great performance for Simba.

‘Tough game against Simba Sports I am very happy about the away point and the great performance, we keep going’ Kigonya said after the match.

In Turkey, Farouk Miya returned from a lay and started before paving way for Cikalleshi in the 46th minute as his Konyaspor FC side lost 1-0 at Besiktas.

Allan Okello scores his first league goal that came in the 34th minute as his Paradou AC side beat Tlemcen 4-1 on the road in Algeria.

Allan Okello celebrates with a teammate

In the English U23 Premier League, Roy Jayden was on the scoresheet as his Reading U23 side beat Wesbrom Wich U23 5-2 at home. His goal came in the 26th minute.

In the English Championship, Jordan Obita played full time at left back while forward Karl Ikpeauzi played 76 minutes before paving way for Akinfenwa as their Wycombe Wanderers side lost 3-0 at home to Nottingham Forest.

In Egypt, Emmanuel Okwi was introduced in the 86th minute for Attia as his Al Ittihad side lost 2-0 at Zamalek.

Abdu Lumala was not in the match day squad as his Pyramids FC beat El Gaish 1-0 at home.

Elsewhere, Allan Kyambadde wasn’t in the match day squad as his El Gouna FC side drew 1-1 at National Bank Egypt.

During the Scottish Premier League, defender Bevis Mugabi played full time as his Motherwell FC side lost 2-1 at Celtic.

In Malta, Erisa Sekisambu wasn’t in the match day squad as his Tarxien side defeated Sirens 3-1 at home.

In the Israel Ligat HA’al, Timothy Awany played full time while Fahad Bayo featured for 74 minutes before paving way for Brihon as their Ashdod FC side pipped Maccabi Haifa 1-0 at home.

Meanwhile William Luwagga Kizito played full time as his Hapoel Kfar Saba lost 1-0 at home against Hapoel Beer Sheva.

In the Germany Bundesliga 2, Herbert Bochorn started and was substituted in the 70th minute for Pantovic as his Bochum side beat VFL Osnabruck 2-1 on the road.

In the Danish Premier League, midfielder Robert Kakeeto played full time as and also saw yellow as his Aalborg FC side drew 1-1 at Brondby.

Moses Opondo started and was substituted in the 64th minute for Frokjaer as his Odense FC side beat Nordsjaelland 2-0 on the road.

In the Burundi Primus Premier League, midfielder Brian Allan Kizza came on in the 65th minute while defender Steven Mugisha was an unused substitute as their Le Messanger Ngozi beat Atletico Olympic 2-0 on the road.

Still in Burundi, defender Joseph Othieno played full time as his Musongati FC side beat Muzinga 5-1 at home.

In Sudan, custodian Salim Jamal was an unused substitute as his Al Hilal Omdurman side drew goalless at Al Shorta.

William Wadri jumps high to head the ball

During the Kenya Premier League, William Wadri scored the only goal of the game and was named man of the match as his Bandari FC overcame Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 on the road.

Peter Lwasa was on the bench for the hosts.


Skipper Hashim Sempala played full time while Rogers Aloro did not feature as their Tusker FC side beat Wazito 1-0 at Ruaruka grounds.

Defender Yusuf Mukisa wasn’t in the match day squad as his Nairobi City Stars lost 2-0 at Kakamega.

AFC Leopards team that faced Gor Mahia in the derby game
Benjamin Ochan (left)

Custodian Benjamin Ochan kept a  clean sheet in the Mashemaji derby as his AFC Leopards FC side drew goalless against Gor Mahia FC.

In South Africa in the Nedbank cup, goalie Ismail Watenga was an unused substitute as his Chippa United FC beat Free State Stars 3-2 in penalties following a one all draw in normal time to proceed to the next round.

Ismail Watenga

Forward Daniel Isiagi didn’t play due to a knock as his Jomo Cosmos side bowed out of the Nedbank cup following a 2-1 loss to Black Leopards at home.

Moses Waiswa started as his Supersport United side shockingly fell 1-0 at TTM to bow out of the Nedbank cup.

In Zambia, left back Shafiq Batambuze played full time as his Kabwe Worriors pipped Red Arrows 1-0 at home.

Custodian Yasin Mugabi was on the bench for Red Arrows.

Custodian James Alitho was not in the match day squad as his Zanaco FC side beat Prison Leopards 3-2 at home.

Monday 8th February 2021 Fixtures:

Egypt: Khalid Aucho’s Misr Le Makasa visits Ceramica Cleopatra.
Derrick Nsibambi’s Smouha SC hosts ENPII.

Portugal: Alex Kakuba’s CD Cova Piedade hosts Covilha.


Sudan: Salim Jamal’s Al Hilal Omdurman hosts Ahli Khartoum

Compiled by Ronnie Lusulire, also a presenter on 102.1 FUFA f.m, the Football Radio

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