KCCA FC has started the Ugandan Premier League (UPL) campaign on a high winning their opening three games, the reigning champions started with a 1-1 draw with Wakiso Giants.
Disan Galiwango delivered a corner in the seventh minute which was met superbly by Muhammad Shaban’s header for the opener.
The teams headed into the half-time break with Vipers leading by a solitary goal, but it was the home team who looked more threatening on resumption as they sought to draw level.
Their relentless efforts were rewarded in the 65th minute when Viane Sekajugo scored to make the score 1-1.
Vipers head Coach Fred Kajoba says that,”It is a bad start, but we can build on that, the league has just started but we need to start winning games and chasing the title.
“We are not focussing on KCCA FC or any team that has won three games, we need to collect as many points as we can and that means we have to win every game.
“The objective is to win all your games. If you win, you give yourself a very good chance but if you do not, then you put yourself in a difficult position.”
The tactician also praised Muhammad Shaban who made a return to the team with a goal. The forward has been out for more than a year owing to a knee injury.
“Shaban is a striker of genuine quality,” Kajoba continued.
“We all know how dangerous he is, he can score goals and will be important for us.”
Kajoba did not have kind words for the opponent’s pitch which he believes played a role in their draw.
“You cannot come from a surface like the one we have at Kitende and then expect to play well at such a field. When we first came in, I looked at how drenched it was and knew we were going to struggle to impose ourselves in the game. I think the field was a hazard to us.
Kajoba continues to say ,”But we also have to learn how to take chances because if Ibrahim Orit had put away the chances he had, we should have been 3-0 up by the time they levelled.”