Diaspora: Kasumba nets equaliser, Nabweteme nets a brace – how Uganda’s pros fared over the weekend


With most of the World’s top tier leagues ending, some few leagues are yet to reach their climax and in those leagues are some of Uganda’s professionals who were in action over the weekend.

Here’s the latest from how they fared over the weekend with their respective sides.

Starting off in South Africa, Denis Onyango was out as his side, Mamelodi Sundowns drew goalless with Maroka Swallows in the DSTV Premiership for their tenth draw of the season. Onyango and Mamelodi were crowned league champions for the 11th time on Wednesday evening.

Heading to Sweden, Ritah Kivumbi featured for the last 14 minutes as her side, Mallbacken IF drew 2-all with Omea IK in the Swedish Elitettan. Mallbacken now sits eigth in the log with nine points in seven games so far this season.

In the Swedish Division 1, Alexis Bbaka featured for 83 minutes as his side, Umea FC secured a 3-1 victory over Sandviken. Umea now sits fourth on the log with 17 points in nine games.

In Czech republic, Edirisa Lubega was absent from the Matchday squad as his side, Pribram FC drew 2-2 with Teplice in the Czech First league. With all 34 games played, Pribram are relegated from the top flight league as they sit second bottom with 25 points.

In the Czech National football league, Isaac Muleme featured full-time and helped his side, Viktoria Zizkov secure a 2-0 victory over Táborsko. Zizkov finished the season in fourth place with 42 points garnered in 26 games.

In Denmark, Robert Kakeeto didn’t make the Matchday squad as his side, AaB Aalborg’s Europe playoff game with AGF ended in a 3-1 penalty shootout defeat following a 2-all full-time score.

In USA, Mustafa Kizza was introduced in the 95th minute for his side, Montreal Impact FC as they secured a vital 1-0 victory away from home against Chicago Fire FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS). With the win, Montreal now sits fourth on the Eastern Conference log with 11 points garnered in 8 games.

On the other end of the MLS, Edward Kizza featured for the last 25 minutes as his side, New England Revolution also defeated Cincinnati 1-0 away from home to extend their lead atop of the log to five points with eight games played thus far.

In Kenya, Umar Kasumba netted the equalizer as his side drew 1-1 with Western Stima in the BetKing Kenyan Premier League. Kasumba’s strike came in the 65th minute after Odhiambo had broken the deadlock for Stima.

Still, in the BetKing Kenyan Premier league, Hashim Ssempala was out injured as his side, Tusker FC humbled Vihiga United 4-0 to maintain their lead atop of the log. Tusker are on 41 points garnered in 19 games.

Benjamin Ochan was in goal for AFC Leopards as they suffered a 3-1 loss to Bidco United. However, despite the loss, AFC Leopards stay third on the log with 36 points.

In Tanzania, Taddeo Lwanga started the game for Simba SC as they came from behind to claim a 3-1 victory over Namungo FC in the Vodacom Tanzanian Premier league to maintain their lead atop of the log with 61 points garnered in 26 games.

Mathias Kigonya and Nicholas Wadada featured full-time as their side, Azam FC secured a 3-1 victory over Rhino Rangers FC in the Azam Sports Federation Cup.

In Egypt, Derrick Nsibambi was once again absent from the Matchday as his side, Smouha SC drew 2-all with Al Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier league to move to fourth place on the log with 37 points in 25 games.

Still in the Egyptian Premier league, Emmanuel Okwi was a second half substitute as his side, Al Ittihad claimed a 2-0 victory over Aswan.

In Israel, Both Fahad Bayo and Timothy Awanyi didn’t make it to the Matchday as their side, Ashdod SC claimed a 3-1 victory over Maccabi Petah Tikva in the Israeli Premier league playoff game to qualify to the UEFA Conference League.

In Congo, Joseph Benson Ochaya featured full-time for TP Mazembe as they claimed a 4-1 victory over Renaissance in the Vodacom Linafoot. TP Mazembe sits second on the log with 66points in 29 games, one below AS Vita who sit top.

In Iceland, Sandra Nabweteme netted a brace to help her side, Thor/KA come from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Tindastoll in the Iceland Pepsi Max Women league.

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