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Ugandan players in the Diaspora: Zirintusa on target, Onyango guides Sundowns to Nedbank title

Another very interesting and entertaining weekend was for a number of Ugandan players in the diaspora as a number of football leagues resumed but do you know how they performed?

As usual Ronald Lusulire who also hosts Tugukyangira Bunayira on 102.1 FUFA fm every Tuesday from 10pm-12MidNight along Sinan Rajub Ssenoga and Senior Journalist Abu Zikusooka brings you a detailed report of how our boys and girls fared.

In Tanzania, Boban Zirintusa scored a header in the 46th minute as Mtibwa drew 1-1 against defending champions Simba SC.

Zirintusa celebrating his goal

Right back Nicholas Wadada played full-time as Azam FC beat Coastal Union 2-0 on Friday thanks to Zimbabwe forward Prince Dube’s brace.

Custodian,Cleo Ssetuba, Joseph Zziwa and Ambrose Awio didn’t feature in Biashara United’s 1-0 win over Mwadui.

Jackson Kibirige wasn’t part of the Kagera Sugar squad that drew 0-0 with new comers Gwambina FC.

In Portugal, left back Alex Kakuba played full-time and got booked in the 66th minute as his CD Cova da Piedade lost 4-0 to CD Mafra in the opening round of the Portuguese second tier of Segunda Liga on Saturday.

In SouthAfrica, custodian Denis Masinde Onyango played full and pulled off stanning saves as Mamelodi Sundowns edged Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in the Nedbank Cup final to complete a domestic treble on Saturday.

Denis Onyango celebrating after winning the Nedbank Cup

Meanwhile in the Israel Ligat Ha’al, Timothy Awany and Fahad Bayo both played in Ashdod SC’s 2-0 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv on Sunday. Awany was substituted in the 73rd minute as Bayo came off the bench in the 60th minute. Both players were booked for foul play in the 36th and 65th minute respectively.

Elsewhere William Kizito Luwagga played full-time for Hapoel Kfar Saba who lost 2-0 to Maccabi Petah Tikva on Saturday.

In Denmark, midfielder Robert Kakeeto came off the bench for Kasper Kusk in the 82nd minute as 10-men Aalborg BK held on to a goalless draw with Lyngby BK in the opening round of the Denmark Superliga on Sunday.

Moses Opondo played 60 minutes before he was replaced by Aron Emil Thrandarson as OB Odense stunned FC Copenhagen 3-2 on Sunday.

Moses Opondo in action

In the MLS, Mike Azira was an unused substitute as Chicago Fire drew 2-2 with Columbus Crew.

In Scotland, Bevis Mugabi was superb as Motherwell FC beat St. Johnstone 1-0 to register their first victory of the season in seven games.

Mugabi celebrating with teammates

In Vietnam, Geofrey Baba Kizito played full-time as a left-back in Thang Quang Ninh’s 3-2 win over Hong Linh Ha Tinh in the Vietnam Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito in action

Moses Oloya wasn’t in the match day of Ha Noi FC who thumped XSKT Can Tho 7-0 to sail into the semi finals.

In Germany, right back Herbert Bockhorn wasn’t part of the Vfl Bochum squad that beat FV Engers 3-0 in the DFB Pokal Cup.

In the Estonia Meistrilliga, Edrisa Lubega didn’t not feature in Paide Linameeskond’s 4-1 win over Viljandi JK Tulevik. It was the first time the former Proline FC missed a game since making his debut in march this year.

In France, goalkeeper James Aheebwa didn’t feature for Vaulx En Velin’s 1-1 draw against his former side Lyon Duchere 2 in the French fifth tier division league.

In England, striker Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru missed Wycombe Wanderers’ 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United on Saturday as the English Championship kicked off.

In Egypt, Khalid Aucho played 84 minutes before he was withdrawn for Mostafa Shebeita as Misr El Makkasa beat Tanta FC 2-0 in the Egyptian Premier League on Friday.

Khalid Aucho in action for Al Makkasa

Midfielder Allan Kyambadde player 58 minutes before he was replaced by Amr Abdel Fattah as El Gounah lost 4-1 to Tala’ea El Gaish on Friday evening.

In Czech Republic, Isaac Muleme played 86 minutes and got substituted for Lubos Tusjak as Viktoria Zizkov beat SK Prostejov 2-0 to make it three wins in the three games in the Czech Republic second-tier league (FNL).

Muleme was booked in the 73rd minute.

In Sweden, Alexis Bbakka played 90 minutes before he was substitute in the added time for Rodin Deprim as Umea FC drew 0-0 at Dalkurd FF in the Swedish Superettan (second tier) on Friday.

Defender Mukisa Kenneth Mbayo didn’t take part in Team ThorenGruppen’s (TGFF) 3-2 win over Orebre Syrianska in the Ettan division (third tier) on Sunday.

Viola Nambi Ssebunya wasn’t part of the match day squad as Vaxjo DFF beat Umea IK in the Swedish women’s top-flight league of Damallsvenskan on Saturday.

Ritah Kivumbi came off the bench for Susanne Skalberg in the 30th minute as Mallbackens IF drew 2-2 at Kalmar DFF in the Swedish women’s second tier (Elitettan) on Saturday.

Midfielder Allan Zizinga played 90 minutes before was withdrawn for Isak Ahl Holmstrom in Gute FC’s 3-3 draw with Varmbols FC in the Swedish fourth tier.

Striker Shafik Zzimula also featured for Gute FC but was substituted after 36 minutes for Filip Hagglund.

Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi will be in action on Monday night as Ostersunds FK host Orebro SK in the 18th round of the Swedish top-flight (Allsvenskan)

In Burundi, defender Joseph Othieno featured for Musongati FC in their 2-0 win over Burundi Sport Dynamic in the Primus League on Saturday.

Allan Brian Kizza and Steven Mugisha also featured for defending champions Le Messenger Ngozi who got their first victory of the season after seeing off Burundi Sport Dynamic 3-1.

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