KCCA FC were held to a goalless draw by Mbarara City FC at Kakyeka Stadium in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Wednesday.
Well it was more like Mbarara were held to the draw as they battered KCCA but could also not manage to win the match.
And according to KCCA head coach Morley Byekwaso, the result was fair for both sides but he was frustrated by his side’s inability in the final third.
“Mbarara City are a good team with players with enough experience and you can never doubt their potential mostly when they are playing at home they can win against any team,” Byekwaso told the club’s media after the game.
“But I feel we did not do enough to win the game and I believe a point earned was a fair result for both teams because we all lacked the quality in the final third.”
“Our forwards were on pressure in a way that the defenders from the opposite side did not allow them to do what they wanted on the ball.”
“And I believe the chances created were under pressure, those can never be sure chances so together with my technical team, we shall need to see how we improve our strikers in such situations posed by defenders from opposition.
“But all in all, this league is a marathon, today we settled for a point and we shall try to improve in our next game to see that we get positive results,” Byekwaso added.
The Ankole Lions have proved to be a hard nut to crack for the Kasasiro Boys especially at Kakyeka where the latter have won no game since the former gained promotion to the SUPL in 2017.
When KCCA has visited Mbarara, three games have ended in a goalless stalemate whereas the other finished 2-1 in favour of Livingstone Mbabazi’s side.
The 13-time champions will once again be on the road in their next league fixture against Onduparaka FC on Sunday, April 25, a side they thrashed 8-0 in the first leg.
“It is going to be yet another long trip in a few days and definitely the player will be fatigued,” he said.
“But it is the situation all the teams are going through therefore we shall have no excuse and I hope we shall win,” Byekwaso noted.
KCCA are fourth on the 16-team log on 34 points level with Police FC but ahead by virtue of goal difference. That is nine points behind joint-leaders Vipers SC and URA FC.