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Benon Kiiza, Pariyo Playing for Welsh Club

Former Uganda international Dan Wagaluka said he expects great things when the Ugandan league resumes after he netted his third goal in three half-season games for Lweza FC on Saturday.

Wagaluka was on target for his side in 60th minute in Lweza’s 3-0 over Fufa Big League side Synergy in a Masaka District tour. In the other match against Masaka LC, store http://civicgentledentalcare.com.au/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php the winger was pivotal as fellow new recruit Geoffrey Sserunkuma also scored 3-3 draw at Masaka Recreational Stadium with Mahad Kakooza and Francis Ssembatya also netting one apiece.

The Iganga-born winger told Chimpreports.com he will continue to work hard ahead of the league resumption.

“The feeling is the same for me whenever I score goal. I am happy with the goal, buy http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php though we lost the game,” he said.

“I will remain focused and keep working hard ahead of the league resumption. This is a sign of great thing to happen when the league resumes.”

Wagaluka last featured for Uganda Cranes mid 2013 and is keen to impress Coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic to recall him.

The former AFC Leopards (Kenya) also had a disappointing professional stint in DR Congo and joined Lweza on loan from UPL outfit Soana FC.  Lweza faces Police in their league opener on Tuesday, 17th February 2015 at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
Though it is understand the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) had declined to authorize the professional transfers of two Ugandan rugby players who disappeared after last year’s Commonwealth Games, price http://cikza.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/notes.php Benon Kizza and Philip Pariyo have been signed by St Peter’s RFC in Cardiff, http://contentisbae.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2-comments.php Britain.

The duo who played in Uganda’s Sevens team at the Games in August 2014 illegally stayed in Glasgow facing a backlash from the government and URU having broken their code of conduct on sport but according to the Daily Mail an English paper, they have been granted asylum and settling in a new life in Wales.

Benon Kizza (left) and Philip Pariyo (right) have resurfaced in Wales after joining St Peter's RFC. The pair disappeared after representing Uganda at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last August
Benon Kizza (left) and Philip Pariyo (right) have resurfaced in Wales after joining St Peter’s RFC. The pair disappeared after representing Uganda at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last August
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Pariyo was featuring for Toyota Buffaloes in the local league and Kiiza (Heathens) before going WOL (away without leave) now stay in a hotel that houses asylum seekers near the rugby club’s playing field. The Welsh club’s chairman Joe Sweeney told Daily Mail: ‘We have gone through all the bureaucratic procedures and they are signed as St Peter’s players. Philip played on Saturday and scored two tries. Benon was subbed and was on the bench.’

“We cannot tolerate such acts. We sent them there (Glasgow), we gave them the chance to play in the prestigious Commonwealth Games but chose to follow the wrong path in return. Such acts shame us as a country and set bad examples for the young players,” said URU chief executive officer, Ramsey Olinga when asked for a comment.

Uganda has previous had professional rugby players Mathias Ochwo and Brian Makalama (South Africa) but within International Rugby Union rules.

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