Farouk Miya continued to prove himself at his new club Konyaspor by scoring the 54th minute winner to defeat Denizlispor in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday. He has scored in three straight games for the white and green side. And this strike at Denzili Ataturk Stadium gave Konyaspor their first win of the season, taking them to ninth on the log with six points from four matches. He has now played 258 minutes across four matches since joining from Croatian club HNK Gorica.
Elsewhere, defender Timothy Awany scored his first goal in the second minute for Ashdod as they played out a 2-2 draw with Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Israel Premier League.
In the Caf Champions League first rounds, Cranes’ skipper Denis Onyango picked a clean sheet as South African club Mamelodi Sundowns pummelled hosts Cote d’Or to a 5-0 advantage in Victoria, Seychelles.
Another goalkeeper Salim Jamal kept the pressure cooker closed to help Sudanese side Al-Hilal hold hosts Enyimba in Nigeria to a goalless draw on Sunday. Striker George Abege played 90 minutes as Ghana’s Asante Kotoko, backed up by a vociferous crowd, defeated Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel 2-0 in Kumasi. Another forward Umaru Kasumba featured for 80 minutes as Zambian side Zesco United held hosts Yanga to a 1-all draw in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Juma Balinya was on the bench for Yanga.
In the Caf Confederation Cup, William Wadri delivered a cross for Abdallah Hassan to bury home in the 76th minute for Kenyan side Bandari to defeat Tunisian club USM Ben Guerdane 2-0 at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
On Sunday, right-back Nicholas Wadada could not save Tanzanian club Azam from a 1-0 loss to Zimbabwe’s Triangle United. In the Kazakhstan Premier League, Shakhter Karagandy’s William Luwagga was booked in the 80th minute enroute to a 2-1 loss to Astana.