Giants KCCA FC and URA FC shared spoils in a one-all stalemate under the scorching sunshine on Saturday afternoon in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
In the aftermath of the game, the former’s head coach Morley Byekwaso noted that his side deserved to walk away with maximum points.
“We were the best team for larger spells in the game and it is disappointing that we have not won,” Byekwaso told the media before adding.
“The team created enough chance which should have enabled us to win the game but we weren’t clinical in front of the goal.”
“But every day you learn a thing or two and I know how much the low conversion rate is affecting our performance but we shall keep on improving.”
URA scored first through former KCCA striker Derrick Nsibambi in the 63rd minute barely 30 seconds after his introduction as a substitute for George Ssenkaaba.
The hosts equalized moments later thanks to Julius Poloto’s 69th-minute striker – the latter was named the man of the match.
“It has been a difficult game but it is great that we have managed to get a point,” URA’s assistant coach Baker Mbowa said after the game before noting.
“We are going to play another tough opponent in Vipers SC in our next game so this point is important as far as motivating the players is concerned,” he noted.
Having started all the opening six games minus scoring, KCCA’s Tshisungu Kankonde started on the bench with Brian Aheebwa given the node over him in this one.
“Kankonde has been a starter in all the previous six games but has not been able to deliver yet and Aheebwa is one of his competitors and was fantastic throughout training last week we, therefore, decided to give him a chance,” Byekwaso stated.
“Aheebwa played well and as well Kankonde when he came on but they will both have to continue improving so that they can start scoring goals for the team otherwise it is bothering to see them not scoring,” he added.
It was the first time that the Kasasiro Boys were dropping points at home this season having defeated Wakiso Giants FC, Vipers SC, and Blacks Power from their territory.
KCCA are sixth on the 15 team log with 13 points after seven outings and will be up against their rivals SC Villa next on Friday, November 25th on the road for their eighth game of the season.
Meanwhile, URA who are positioned eighth with 10 points after eight games will host Vipers on Saturday, November 26th in what will be their ninth game of the campaign.