Defending champions KCCA collect a point against Sadolin to keep clear at the top.
PIC: Sadolin's Fred Kyambadde was a busy man against KCCA on Wednesday
Holders KCCA FC opened a five-point lead at the top of the table after being held 1-1 by Sadolin FC at Bugembe Stadium on Wednesday.
Geoffrey Sserunkuuma combined well with Paul Mucureezi to beat goalkeeper Franco Oringa to put the visitors in front 10 minutes into the game.
Sadolin grew in confidence – as well as belief – as the game wore on, with Peter Katumba , Allan Oryek and Robert Achema pulling strings in the midfield.
Joseph Ochaya had to clear away Robert Achema’s long range effort from 20 yards out that had beaten Benjamin Ochan off his line.
But five minutes after restart, Norman Ojik leveled the score with a cute volley after quick one-two passes with Robert Achema.
Both sides created many scoring chances, with Ojik, Fred Kyambadde and Allan Oliech guilty of missing several scoring opportunities after tearing apart KCCA three-man central defense of Ronald Musana, Denis Okot and Timothy Awany.
In fact, the visitors’ technical bench changed their formation to 4-4-2 in the later stages of the game to cope with sustained home pressure that was dominated by long balls.
In the end, both sides had to settle for a point each after the hosts had come close to finding the winner.
Sadolin remain in 10th place on 17 points while KCCA stay at the helm of the log.
Kyambadde was on the list of home players guilty of missed opportunities against KCCA
KCCA assistant coach Morley Byekwaso:
“We created as many chances as the home side but we did not put the game beyond them and they punished us with that early equalizer. But you have to give credit to the home team.”
Sadolin head coach Simon Kirumira:
“We failed to settle in the game earlier and that’s why they punished us with an early goal but as the game grew with its stature, we controlled them right from midfield and attack but we missed so many chances that could have given us three points.
“I hope that if this team maintains this game plan, we can apply the same tempo against Onduparaka FC and aim for a win because our target was to get 20 points before the end of the first round."