For at least three matches this season, Maroons goalkeeper Emmanuel Akol has put up man of the match performances regardless of the final result.
It was the same script as Maroons drew one all with Sports Club Villa on Thursday in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Villa started brightly in the first minute with Bashir Mutanda making a tantalising run in the middle of the park only only for his shot to be tapped away by Akol.
Several other chances would be squandered by the hosts as the visitors kept on posing a threat.
Maroons kept asking questions and in the 32nd minute, Pius Obuya opened the scoring nodding home after Yusuf Mukisa cleared poorly with the ball bouncing off the cross bar back into play.
Four minutes later, Villa made amends through Bashir Mutanda whose thunderous rocket shot went through the left top corner of the net.
The action pretty much summed up the first half, after recess, Maroons possessed more with Pius Obuya leading the charge but both teams cancelled themselves out.
Villa had the opportunity to retake the lead after Bashir Mutanda was fouled in the forbidden area.
He stepped up to convert but Akol who had kept Villa out of the game again stepped up and saved the penalty in the 69th minute.
Villa’s tactician Douglas Bamweyana was impressed with the performance although he thinks they should have done better in the final third.
“I thought it was a great performance from the team but we need to improve on our finishing, we had lots of chances that we should have converted,” Bamweyana said in the post match interview.
Maroons’ George Best Nsimbe is sure the results will come. “We are taking it game by game and and am sure we shall get better, we shall take a point”.
The draw takes Maroons to 7 points and improves from 14th to 13th while Villa sit 11th on 8 points on the 16 team logo.
Main picture caption: Maroons shot stopper was an overwhelming favourite for the Pilsner Man of The Match award. | Photo by Steven Mayamba