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International Game Time at a Premium For Kizza and Johnsen

Neither Montreal man seeing action as their countries did battle today...

Slovenia v Norway - UEFA Nations League C
Bjorn Johnsen was left out of Norway’s match-day squad for the meting with Gibraltar this evening, so didn’t get to add to his 16 caps and 5 goals.
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Bjorn Johnsen didn’t make Norway’s match day squad as they kicked off this week’s World Cup qualifying triple header with a 3-0 win over Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium,

The new Montreal striker will be hoping to be more involved on Saturday when Norway hosts Turkey, impressive 4-2 winners over Holland.

The Norwegians wrap up World Cup business for the time being on Tuesday 30 March with a visit to Montenegro.

Mustafa Kizza did make the bench for his country, Uganda, who could only draw 0-0 with Burkina Faso in Kitende. But he wasn’t called upon, and Les Étalons secured the point they needed for qualification to this year’s AFCON Championship.

Uganda must now go to Blantyre and avoid defeat against Malawi to ensure they follow Burkina Faso into the finals being staged in Cameroon in January 2022. It should be quite a testy affair, a victory for Malawi would see them head to Cameroon instead.

Montreal Impact v D.C. United
Mustafa Kizza made the bench for Uganda’s AFCON meeting with Burkina Faso, but didn’t see action.

One former Montreal Impact player who did get playing time however was veteran midfielder Michael Azira, who played the first 45 minutes of the game before being replaced.

Kizza’s Cranes will have their AFCON fate sealed on Monday.