Diaspora: Ikwaput, Kasumba on target – how Uganda’s pro fared over the weekend


A couple of Ugandan professional foreign based players were in action over the weekend for their respective sides across the globe. Some got valuable playing times while others remained on the bench.

Fazila Ikwaput and Umar Kasumba were more impressive as they found the back of net for their respective sides in Cyprus and Kenya respectively.

This is how the Ugandan professionals fared over the weekend.

Starting off in Scotland, Bevis Mugabi was still out with a knee injury as his Motherwell side lost 3-2 to Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.

Still in Scottish Premiership, Sadat Anaku was an unused substitute for Dundee United as they lost 2-0 to Rangers.

Enock Walusimbi was an unused substitute for Peterhead FC as they suffered a 3-0 loss to Airdrieonians.

In Egypt, Joseph Benson Ochaya was absent from the match day squad for Arab Contractors as they defeated El Gaish 2-1 in the Egyptian Premier League

Still in Egypt, Gavin Kizito was an unused substitute for Al Ittihad as they lost 2-1 to Al Masry

In Turkey, Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru was an unused substitute for Konyaspor as they drew 3-all with Fatih Karagümrük in the Turkish Super Ligue.

In South Africa, Jamal Salim started in goal for Richards Bay as they lost 2-0 to Denis Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the DSTV Premiership. Onyango was an unused substitute.

Ismail Watenga was an unused substitute for Marumo Gallants as they lost 1-0 to Maritzburg United.

In Azerbaijan, Kizito Luwagga featured for Sabail SC as they drew 2-all with Lergia Warszawa in a club friendly game.

Timothy Awanyi featured fulltime for Ashdod SC as they suffered a 3-0 loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premiership.

In Cyprus, Fazila Ikwaput netted a hattrick and had an assist as her Omonia Nicosia women’s team thumped Karmiotissa Chrysomolia 7-0 today in Cypriot women league

In Kenya, Umar Kasumba scored a goal as his Bandari FC defeated Tusker FC 2-1 to end their unbeaten run in Kenya premier league. William Wadri started and featured fulltime for Bandari while Deogracious Ojok featured for 45 minutes for Tusker.

In Ghana, Steven Mukwala featured for Asante Kotoko as they drew 1-all with Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League

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