KCCA FC picked up a key point at home against Mbarara City FC in an end to end encounter in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game held at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
The 12 times league Champions dominated the game in both halves and were only cut short of victory because of lack of goals.
In the opening 45 minutes, KCCA FC had 10 shots on goal compared to the visitors’ seven.
Allan Okello tried finding the back of the net from long range but his efforts flew over the cross bar in the 22nd and 29th minute.
Hassan Jurua who made his first full senior debut picked up a loose ball in the midfield and snapped it towards the top right corner but was denied by custodian Ali Kimera.
The vistors will have Kimera to thank for being the difference in the tie by far. The custodian kept out clear cut attempts from KCCA FC’s forwards. The shot stopper twice denied Nicholas Kasozi who was making his home debut and acrobatically saved Patrick Kaddu’s chance at the stroke of half time.
After recess, Jackson Nunda made way for Allan Kyambadde who immediately brought more pace to the game. The midfielder came close twice, the first chance coming a minute after his introduction but was saved by the keeper and the second was a beauty after he cleanly dribbled passed a forest of legs and shot straight to the keeper’s hands.
Julius Poloto later made way for Musa Esenu who was making his league debut for KCCA FC and Kasozi also made way for Lawrence Bukenya.
With a quarter an hour to play, Kaddu screamed the ball towards the goal from 25 yards but Kimera was equal to the task.
KCCA FC threw all they could to the opposition but were only denied by Kimera’s spot-on saves on the day.
A stalemate score after 90 minutes of play, both teams sharing spoils in match day five of the 2018/19 season.
KCCA FC now lie second on the log with 11 points from five games, two points off the table leaders.
KCCA FC play Vipers SC next away at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday 3rd November 2018 in a battle for top spot.
Lukwago (GK), Jurua, Awany (c). Ssenjobe, Kasozi (Bukenya), Kizza, Poloto (Esenu), Sadam, Nunda (Kyambadde), Kaddu, Okello
Mbarara City FC
Kimera (GK), Byekwaso, Baguma, Alishe, Mukundane, Barenge, Ssegujja, Wol, Orit, Mucureezi, Ndugwa