The Crimson Eagles did not win their first match of the season after battling to attract in Arua
Specific FC surrendered a 1-0 lead within the second-half to accept a 1-1 draw towards Onduparaka FC in a Ugandan Premier League (UPL) match performed in Arua on Saturday.
The Crimson Eagles got here into the match looking for a optimistic begin they usually certainly took a deserved lead within the eleventh minute when Frank Kalanda transformed from the penalty spot.
Nonetheless, regardless of holding onto the lead for many of the recreation, they have been denied most factors as Dwelling Kabon levelled issues for the house workforce within the 68th minute after unleashing a thunderous shot from outdoors the field.
Specific, who’ve vowed to battle for the title this season, began the sport on a excessive notice and noticed Kalanda miss a transparent probability within the fifth minute after rounding Onduparaka’s backline however shot extensive.
Kalanda was, nevertheless, supplied with an opportunity to attain when he was fouled contained in the field by Joven Mahad, and he gladly took the honours to ship the keeper the great distance for the opening purpose.
Regardless of taking the lead, Specific nonetheless regarded weak on the again and it wanted the expertise of Uganda worldwide defender Murushid Juuko to disclaim Onduparaka, as he raced to clear a ball that was rolling into an empty internet within the 18th minute.
Godfrey Lwesibawa of Specific was booked within the twentieth minute as Onduparaka continued to seek for a leveller which by no means got here, with the groups heading into the half-time break with Specific main 1-0.
In matches performed on Friday, URA FC and Mbarara Metropolis settled for a 1-1 draw at Kakyeka Stadium.
The outcome noticed the 2 top-tier rivals share the factors as the draw is the sixth between them in as many video games. Steven Mukwala scored for URA whereas Jude Ssemugabi helped the Ankole Lions battle again to salvage the purpose.
Mbarara Metropolis might have opened the rating within the twenty second minute however have been denied by the put up whereas the Tax Collectors broke the impasse eight minutes later after they have been saved by the woodwork.
Mukwala, who was making his URA debut, was assisted by Joachim Ojera to open his purpose account. The scorer might have earned a double within the forty eighth minute however Muhammad Ssekaba denied him from the penalty spot.
Within the 81st minute, Ssemugabi scored the equaliser as the 2 groups shared the factors of their Premier League opener.
In the meantime, Sports activities Membership Villa and BUL FC recorded a high-scoring draw as they settled to a 2-2 draw. Emmanuel Wasswa and Nicholas Kabonge scored for the report UPL champions whereas Richard Wandyaka and Musa Esenu have been the scorers for BUL within the 2-2 draw.
In the meantime, Police FC and Wakiso Giants produced a 0-0 draw on the MTN Omondi Stadium.