"The opponents fronted their case, created chances and could have beaten us," says KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi.
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KCCA 0-0 Proline
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After an "average performance" in Tuesday's Lugogo derby, KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi said he is content with taking a point.
The 0-0 result, however, reduced his side's chances of retaining the title, as table toppers Vipers can increase the gap to six points when they play Wakiso Giants on Friday.
Mutebi admitted that given the performance of the visitors and the chances they created, his side could have easily lost the game and picking a point is a fair result.
"The performance was average, from both sides. I am happy with the point, although it's not what I wanted given our mission of catching up on the leaders," he said.
"The opponents fronted their case, created chances and could have beaten us."
KCCA came into Tuesday's clash needing a win to draw them to within a point of Vipers (53 points).
The defending champions played the game without a bulk of their starters - Charles Lukwago, Gift Ali, John Revita, Mike Mutyaba, Muzamir Mutyaba and Mustafa Kizza.
Erisa Ssekisambu and Sadam Juma failed to make their experience count on a day their needed all the points. They did not inspire enough the likes of Julius Poloto and Moses Aliro.
Proline assistant coach Anthony Bongole was left disappointed with failing to pick the three points.
"We deserved more than what we got because we created multiple chances, but my forwards were not clinical at burying our chances," he said.
But the tactician said a point added will be a starting point for in the next games as they continue to fight relegation.
Proline moved off the base to 15th position on 22 points and Tooro United are now anchoring the table on the same amount of points. Proline have a better head-to-head.
Proline created better scoring opportunities but lacked precision.
Clear-cut chances fell on the likes of Bright Anukani, Brian Umony, Hamis 'Diego' Kizza and Hakim Kiwanuka.
The last 15 minutes of the game produced tense moments for the fans on either side as their teams went out with guns blazing.
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