Timothy Awany’s FC Ashdod managed to stage a dramatic comeback to 3-2 as the Israel Premier League returned.
The game played on Tuesday night saw goals from Roy Gordana, Sagiv Ezekiel and Dean David hand the hosts three points after going two goals down against Hapoel Ra’anana.
Awany played 69 minutes before he paved way for Nir Barda.
The league had earlier kicked off on Saturday in the championship group, for a league that was stopped in early March to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The game was played at an empty Yud-Alef Stadium under strict hygiene guidelines.
In Israel, the death toll has risen to 289, with over 17,000 people infected of Coronavirus.
Awany who won the Uganda Premier League thrice – 2018/19, 2016/17 and 2015/16, has played 25 games for Ashdod FC this season.
This is his second club in his career since joining KCCA FC from Kibuli in 2014.
Ashdod are 4th on the 8-team relegation table, with bottom two going into the lower division. They have 31 points which is 10 above safety.
Awany and Ashdod will return to league action on the road against Iron Kiryat Shmnona this Saturday.