Ugandan battle: Haiphong FC skipper Joseph Mpande (in red) in an aerial battle with country man and Hanoi's Moses Oloya. Photo Courtesy.

Ugandan players Abroad: Lubega bemoans Injuries in team for poor run at Paide, Kigonya and Forest Rangers teammates in self isolation as Miya and Konyaspor beat relegation

Ugandan players Abroad: Lubega bemoans Injuries in team for poor run at Paide, Kigonya and Forest Rangers teammates in self isolation as Miya and Konyaspor beat relegation


A weekend full of mixed feelings for a number of Ugandan players Abroad at their respective clubs with some registering victories, others stalemates, losses while some had their games cancelled to the Pandemic Covid-19.

As usual Ronnie Lusulire brings you how proceedings transpired for our boys and girls.

“Six of our players who are all starters are injured and again we got a red card. It’s tough times for us at the moment as even the players they chipped in from our U21 side are getting injured but as a player you need to keep pushing hard to ensure you give in your best.”

Paide Linammeskond forward Edrisa Lubega speaking to the FUFA media team following his side’s 1-3 home loss to Nomme Kalju in the Estonia Meistrilliga which was their fourth straight. Lubega scored Paide’s consolation in the 19th minute before paving way for Valge in the 84th minute.

“Our game against Zanaco was cancelled because some of our players and officials were tested positive for Covid-19 and at moment we are under self isolation, indoors and no movement although other matches we’re played but I don’t know now if the league will end.”

Forest Rangers custodian Mathias Kigonya talking to the FUFA media after their game against Zanaco of goalkeeper James Alitho was cancelled.

Meanwhile utility player Paul Musamali started and provided and assist in the 46th minute as his Buildcon FC side drew 1-1 against Power Dynamos in the Zambian Premier League.

“My target is to help Konyaspor survive relegation and we shall work as a team to ensure we achieve this.”

Faruku Miya previously said after netting a brace when they beat leaders Istanbul BB in mid-week. This weekend, the forward was out suspended as Konyaspor rallied from behind to beat Trabzonspor 3-4 on the road which ensured their survival in the Turkish Premier League.

“It’s a great feeling playing against your fellow country man in the diaspora because we are at that time representing our nation. It’s sad that we lost because of an own goal but that is football. I was so delighted to play against Moses Oloya. Hopefully we bounce back soon.”

Haiphong FC skipper Joseph Mpande after his side’s 1-0 loss to Oloya’s Hanoi in the Vietnam Premier League. They both played full time for their respective clubs.

Elsewhere, Baba Kizito returned into Than Quang Ninh’s team as they beat Da Nang 1-2 on the road in the Vietnam Premier League. Kizito started before paving way for Nguyen Van Viet in the 68th minute.

Meanwhile in the Tanzania Premier League, right back Nicholas Wadada played in the entire match as his Azam FC side drew 1-1 against Lipuli FC while Boban Zirintusa was an unused substitute as his Mtibwa Sugars lost 1-0 against KMC.

Still in Tanzania, Seiri Arigumaho was on the scoresheet as his Singida United side beat Ruvu 2-0 in the Vodacom Premier League.

In the English Championship, Jordan Obita was introduced in the 58th minute for Tyler Blackett as his Reading FC side lost 4-3 at Blackburn Rovers while Herbert Bochorn wasn’t in the match day squad as his Huddersfield Town FC side beat Wes Brom Wich Albion 2-1 at home.

Elsewhere where, forward Viola Nambi wasn’t in the match day squad as her Vaxjo DFFW lost 1-0 at Orebo W in the Swedish Allsvenskun Women while in the Elitettan Women league, Ritah Kivumbi started before going off in the 66th minute as her Mallbackens W lost 2-0 against AIK W.

In the Swedish Allsvenskun, defender Izak Ssewankambo featured for 79 minutes paving way for Weymans and also got booked in the 20th as his Ostersunds FK drew 2-2 at home to BK Hacken. Another Ugandan defender Ronald Mukiibi wasn’t in the match day squad due to injury.

In the Suprretan league, forward Alexis Bbakka wasn’t also in the match day squad for Umea FC due to injury as they drew 1-1 at Gais FC while in the Swedish Div.1 Norra group, Kenneth Mukisa played full time as his TG FF was crushed 7-0 by Haninge of Christopher Katende.

Meanwhile in Slovakia, Isaac Muleme wasn’t in the match day squad for Nitra FC due to expiry of his loan contract from Czech republic div 2 side Viktoria Zizkov as they they beat Dubnica 3-0 in the Slovakia Fortuna Liga relegation.

In the Danish Premier League, Robert Kakeeto Started before going off in the 57th minute as his Aalborg FC side beat Brondby 1-0 in the championship round while Moses Opondo featured for 46 minutes as his Odense FC side beat Randers 2-0.

In Egypt, Khalid Aucho was in as his Misr Le Makasa side drew 2-2 against Pyramid Fc in a friendly match while forward Derrick Nsibambi featured as his Smouha SC lost 5-1 against Zamalek in a friendly match.

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