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Player Watch: Mpande Scores Brace for Hai Phong, Wadada’s Azam Record 7th Consecutive win

Ugandan international Joseph Mpande starred with a brace as Hai Phong cruised past Thanh Hoa FC with a 2-0 victory in the Vietnamese V.League on Tuesday.

Mpande who doubles as the club captain, scored two reflex headers in either half of the match, both goals coming in the 2nd and 52nd minute at Tracy stadium.

His two goals take his tally to five as his club prepares for another relegation playoff tie against Nam Dihn on Saturday.

Still in Vietnam, Moses Oloya was deployed as a central midfielder in Hanoi FC’s 1-0 win over Hong Linh Ha Tinh while Godfrey Baba Kizito featured for the entire match as Than Quang Ninh pipped Hoang Anh Gia Lai 3-1.

In Tanzania, Uganda Cranes right back Nicholas Wadada played full time as Azam FC humbled newcomers Ihefu 0-2 to record their seventh successive win in the Vodacom Premier League.

Nicholas Wadada in action for Azam FC

Ayoub Lyanga (55th) and Iddi Seleman (86th) strikes inspired the Ice Cream Makers to a sixth win in a row at Sokoine stadium on Tuesday.

Cranes right back Wadada played 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet for Azam, a side that tops the table with 21 points prior to their next encounter against Mtibwa Sugar scheduled for Monday next week.

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