A number of Ugandan players in the diaspora were in action over the weekend at their different clubs but do you know how they fared? Ronald Lusulire followed them up.
In Croatia in the HNL league, Faruku Miya’s Gorica lost 3-1 away to defending champions Dynamo Zagreb at Stadion Maksmir. Miya started before going off in the 61st minute for Zwolinski.
Alex Kakuba’s Lori FC missed out on playing their new season opener as their game against Pyunik in Armenia, was postponed.
In the Czech Republic in the division 2 league, Isaac Muleme wasn’t in the 18 man squad as his Viktoria Zizkov side lost 2-0 away to Dukla Praha at the Stadion Juliska in Praha, they dropped to 13th place with three points from three games.
Midfielder Robert Kakeeto started before paving way for Abildgaard in the 86th minute as his Aalborg side in the Danish Superliga lost 1-0 away to Midtjyland at the MCH Arena.
Moses Opondo’s new side Odense Boldklub in the same league defeated Esbjerg 0-1 away at Bluewater Arena in a game Opondo came on in the 71st minute for Thomasen.
Right-back Herbert Bochorn was an unused substitute as his new side Huddersfield Town lost 1-2 at home to Derby County at the John Smith’s Stadium in the English Championship.
In Israel, Timothy Awany will wait a little longer to make his debut after missing out on the 18 man squad as his new side Ashdod FC drew 1-1 at home to Sektzia Nes Tziona at the Yud Alef Stadium.
William Luwagga Kizito didn’t make the team in the Khazakstan Premier League as Shakter Karagandy defeated Astana 1-0 at Stadion Shakter.
The ABSA Premier League in South Africa kicked off with Denis Onyango and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns started in high gear with a convincing 2-0 home win over Supersport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Onyango played the entire game for Sundowns while on the other hand midfielder Moses Waiswa was out for Supersport due to injury.
Michael Azira came on in the 82nd minute for his Montreal Impact side as they lost 6-3 away to Colorado Rapids in the Major League Soccer.
In the Swedish Allsvenskan, lanky defender Ronald Mukiibi started before paving way for Weymans in the 74th minute as his Ostersunds FK side lost 1-2 at home to AFC Eskilstuna at the Jamkraft Arena. Another Ugandan Isaac Ssewankambo wasn’t in Ostersunds 18 man squad.
In the Norra group of the Swedish Division III, forward Alexis Bakka played full time as his Carlstad United side defeated Gefle 2-1 at home.
Moses Oloya played full time as his Hanoi side defeated Bin Duong 2-1 to go on top of the table on 37points in the Vietnam V-league
Still, in the Vietnam V-league, Striker Joseph Mpande Mbolimbo played full time as his Hai Phong side lost 1-2 at home to Saigon of midfielder Geoffrey Baba Kizito. Baba also played the entire game on the side of Saigon FC.
Forward Melvyn Lorenzen wasn’t in the 18 man squad as his Ado Den Haag side lost 2-4 at home to Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.