Ugandan Internationals: How they performed over the weekend

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By Alex Bossa

Friday

Bevis Mugabe came on as a late substitute in the dying minutes of extra time as Motherwell ran away 5-4 winners in spot kicks in the Scottish cup tie against Morton. Motherwell brought on the Ugandan international in the 120+2 minutes to defend the lead they had gained in the 120+1 minute but they were caught off guard as Fjortoft Headed in the equalizer in the 120+3 minute.

Nicholas Wadada helped Azam FC to keep a clean sheet as they ran away 0-1 winners against JKT Tanzania in the Ligi Kuu Bara. Next for Azam is the Thursday 10:00 pm encounter with Dodoma city.

Saturday

Isma Watenga kept a clean sheet for Chippa United as they came out 0-1 winners against Pretoria FC in the Nedbank cup semifinal match. Chippa United will be playing their first Premier soccer league cup final in the club’s 10-year history when they face Tshakhuma in the Nedbank cup final. Saturday’s win also meant that Chippa United became the first Eastern Cape team to reach a major domestic Cup final in 25 years.

Uche Mubiru assisted Wycombe’s opening goal as they gave away a 2 goal lead to draw 2-2 at Swansea in the Championship. A swift move at the start of the second half from Wycombe saw the Ugandan lay for Muskwe to pounce home Wycombe’s opener.

Elvis Bwomono played full night minutes as he helped SouthEnd to keep a clean sheet in their goalless draw away to Exeter.

Kizito Luwaga’s return from a one match ban did not prevent Hapoel Kfar Saba from losing 0-3 away to Sakhnin in the Ligat ha’Al – Relegation Group. The Ugandan featured for a full 90 minutes for the side that is bottom of the overall league standing.

Mustapha Kizza registered an assist on his MLS debut as Montreal won 4-2 against Toronto FC. Mustapha’s Second half corner was met by the high-flying Victor Wanyama who pounced his header straight into the net

Sunday

Isaac Muleme was shifted back to a back four as he played a full 90 minutes to help Zizkov keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 home win against Usti nad Labem in the Czech division 2.

Timothy Awanyi was recalled to Ashdod’s starting lineup but did not return for the second half as Ashdod held Maccabi Tel Aviv to a goalless draw in the Ligat ha’Al – Championship Group. Fahad Bayo did not travel with the team.

Ronald Mukiibi put up a solid performance as he helped Ostersunds to a 5-0 home win against Orebro in the Swedish Allsvenskan league.

Edward Kizza had to wait for 83 minutes to make his MLS debut in New England Revolutions’ 2-2 draw away to Chicago Fires. The 22-year-old Ugandan striker joined the club in the January transfer window. He previously played for Pittsburgh Panthers.

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