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Diaspora: Miya, Kizito, Lwanga and Onyango miss out on weekend action – how Ugandan professionals fared over the weekend

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Farouk Miya, Luwagga Kizito, Taddeo Lwanga and Dennis Onyango were all missing from this weekend’s action. Here is how Ugandan players abroad fared with their respective clubs.

In Turkey, Farouk Miya didn’t make the matchday squad for Konyaspor FC as they lost 3-1 to ten man Sivasspor in the Turkish SuperLig. The forward has now participated in just 16 of Konyaspor’s 32 games this season.

In England, Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru started and featured for 78 minutes as his Wycombe Wanderers side lost 3-1 at home to Luton Town in the English Championship. Wycombe is on the brink of relegation from the English championship, sitting bottom of the standings with 33 points in 41 games. Jordan Obita is still out with an injury.

In the English league Two, Elvis Bwomono featured full-time as his side Southend United and Crawley Town played out to a goalless draw at home. Southend are second bottom on the log with 37 points in 41 games

In Scotland, Bevis Mugabi started on the bench and came on in 81st minute as his side, Motherwell secured a vital 1-0 victory over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership. Devante Cole netted motherwell’s lone goal of the match to send them third of the relegation log with 38 points, two below St. Mirren.

In Denmark, Moses Opondo started on bench but came on after 20 minutes for Kasper Larsen as his side, Odense Boldkub lost 1-0 to Vejle BK in the Danish Superliga courtesy of Allan Sousa strike in the second half. Odense remain second on the standings with 29 points in 24 games.

In Czech Republic, Edirisa Lubega came on in the 78th minute as his side, Pribram FC lost 2-0 to Sigma in the Czech First League. Pribram are bottom of the log with just 14 points in 26 games, 9 points below the relegation line.

Still in Czech republic, Isaac Muleme featured full-time as his side Viktoria Zizkov played out to a 1-all stalemate with Blansko in the Czech Republic National Football League. Kablan N’Goma had put Blansko ahead in the first half but Igor Súkenník levelled matter just at the death of the game.

In Israel, Luwagga Kizito didn’t make the matchday squad as his side, Hapoel Kfar Saba lost 2-1 to Hapoel Hadera in the Israeli Premier League. Kfar Saba sits bottom of the relegation table with 23 points in 28 games, 6 below the relegation line.

In South Africa, Moses Waiswa was a second half substitute for Supersport United as they were walloped 3-0 by Cape Town City in the Dstv Premiership. Supersports sit 6th on the log with 35 points.

In the CAF Champions League, Denis Onyango never made it to the Matchday squad as Mamelodi Sundowns suffered their first defeat at home in the continental competition after they lost 2-0 to CR Belouizdad

In the same group, Joseph Ochaya featured full-time as TP Mazembe defeated Al-Hilal 2-0 in Congo. Jamal Salim Mangoola was an unused substitute.

However, despite the win, TP Mazembe failed to make it out of the group stage after garnering 5 points in the 6 games.

Taddeo Lwanga never made it to the Matchday squad as his side, Simba SC lost 1-0 to Al Ahly in their last group game. Simba and Al Ahly progressed out of the group stages with  13 and 11 points respectively.

Robert Odongkara started in goal for Horoya SC as they drew 2-all with Kaizer Chiefs at General Lansana Conté Stadium, Guinea

In Vietnam, Moses Oloya captained Hanoi FC to a 4-0 win over Kizito Baba’s Than Quang Ninh in the Vietnam League 1. Hanoi sits 5th on the log with 13 points while Quang is two places above with 18 points.

In Zambia, Shafik Batambuze featured for 90 minutes as his side, Kabwe Warriors secured a slim 1-0 victory over Young Green Eagles in MTN Zambian Premier league.


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