Kampala Capital City Football Club’s winless run at Kakyeeka continues after the former Uganda Premier League champions were held 0-0 by Mbarara City on Wednesday.
Despite heading into the game on the back of a 1-0 victory over VEK counterparts SC Villa, the Kasasiro boys were on the receiving end in the better part of the game.
The Ankole Lions could have won the game in the first 45 minutes but kept on wasting chance after chance.
KCCA however slowly started getting back into the game in the second half but still created very few scoring opportunities. And even those created went begging.
Morley Byekwaso, the KCCA coach said he had less or nothing against his players’ overall performance in the game.
“In today’s game, I don’t have to blame my strikers so much because whatever chance we got, we were under much pressure. So, sometimes it’s really hard to score a goal under such pressure,” Byekwaso said.
Byekwaso is aware his team created less but never worried. “We didn’t get obvious chances today but we’ll create some training drills which will help them to stabilize with such situations of under pressure,” he added.
The coach was appreciative of his players’ability to give out the necessary effort to earn a point against a tough opponent.
“Today’s game needed alot of energies and I have to appreciate my players, they’ve done that. We shall rectify the problems we have met but I think we’re on the right track.”
Byekwaso attributed his boys’ below average performance to Mbarara’s wealth in experienced players.
“Mbarara [City] is a very serious team, full of experienced players. They have been in football for nine to ten years.
I think it is stronger than any opposition when you come to their ground.”
After the barren draw, KCCA returned to 4th, level on points with Police FC (34) but with a superior goal difference.
For Mbarara, they remained 11th with 22 points from 19 games.
On Match Day 20, Mbarara City host SC Villa on Saturday while KCCA travel away to Onduparaka FC a day later.