Ugandan Fotballers Register Mixed Results in South Africa

Bukenya (left) celebrates his goal with Tshabalala

New signings Sula ‘Malouda’ Matovu, treatment Yasser Mugerwa and Geoffrey Massa were out of action over the weekend in South Africa as their teams registered a pool of mixed results.

Ivan Bukenya netted his first goal this season for Kaizer Chiefs as they defeated SuperSport United 4-1 on Saturday.

Bukenya who benefitted from the absence of Willard Katsande to make to the starting team capitalised on Siphiwe Tshabalala’s 57th minute free kick to head the third.

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Earlier on George Lebese had scored a brace while Tshabalala scored the fourth.

The news wasn’t as good for Uganda Cranes first choice goalie Dennis Onyango as his side Mamelodi Sundowns crashed 2-1 against Golden Arrows.

Onyango gifted the Arrows the first goal in the opening half after he brought down Rodney Ramagalela inside the forbidden area.

Mabuti Khenzeya converted the resulting  penalty. Ryan Chapman scored the other while Thebwa Zembwa grabbed the consolation.

Uganda Cranes skipper Geoffrey Massa was unused as his team Bloemphontein Celtics cruised past Maritzburg Fc.

Celtic scored through Thapelo Morena and Musa Nyatama late in the first half.

Caf confederations

Yassar Mugerwa’s new club Orlando Pirates ended the Caf confederations cup group stages on a low, here succumbing to a 4-1 defeat to El Zamalek in the last group B game played at Stade Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo.

The Pirates failed to stop goals from Ahmed Tawfik, tadalafil Ahmed Hassan Mekki, Moustafa Fathi and Mahmoud Kahraba.

They however proceed to semi-finals as the second best team and will face another Egyptian side Al Ahly.


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