Kenyan International John Mark Makwatta hauled his Kuwait top tier side Al Nassar back to winning ways with the lone goal that helped the side beat Al Jahra on Thursday 25October at the Ali Al – Jalem Stadium, ending a four – game winless run.
Makwatta, who scored his first goal on his debut at the side in a 3 – 0 win over Al Fahaheel, needed just five minutes to get his second goal of the season for his team to hit 11 points after seven matches as Al Jahra remained rooted at the bottom on one point.
In Belgium, Johanna Omollo was a second half sub as his team, Cercle Brugge, played to a 1 – 1 draw with Kortrijk at home. Cercle Brugge had to come from behind after falling to Jovan Stojanovic’s goal in the 35th minute. Xavier Mercier netted the leveler in the 59th minute to Cercle Brugge maintain their hold of position 11 with 13 matches.
Omollo was introduced in the 72nd minute for Kylian Hazard, while Abud Omar, who also features for the side, was an unused sub.
In South Africa, Kenyan international Brian Mandela was not named in the match day squad as his team, Maritzburg United fell to Polokwane City at Pietersburg Stadium in Polokwane. Edgar Manaka scored the lone goal in the game in the 62nd minute to guide Polokwane to fourth place in the league standings, with 17 points as Maritzburg stayed third from bottom on seven from eight matches.
In Kazakhstan, Paul Were had 10 minutes after rising from the bench to take up Vladimir Arzhanov’s place as his team, Kaisar saw off home side Akzhayik 4 – 0 and in Sweden, Erick Johanna also rose from the bench in the 75th minute to replace Jack Lahne as his team Brommapojkarna fell 4 – 2 away to Sirius on Sunday. David Cheche Ochieng was not in the match day squad for the clash.
In the far east, Ayub Timbe was for the fourth straight game missing from the match squad as his Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe fell 0 – 2 at home to Jiangsu Suning. It was Renhe’s second straight loss in the league after earlier falling 6 – 1 to Guangzhou Evergrande. Renhe have now managed just one win in seven matches.
With the result, Renhe failed to take the chance to close in on position seven.