Busoga United head coach Abbey Kikomeko expressed his delight following their goalless draw against URA on Friday.
The Jinja side headed into the game on the back of a one-all draw with Maroons, and a positive result was required to end the first round on a good note.
Busoga missed quite a number of players on the day, including striker Joel Madondo and Boban Zirintusa because of injuries.
However, the available players were able to secure a positive point, and their coach couldn’t resist expressing his happiness.
“The boys played under instructions,” Kikomeko who promoted the side to top-flight four years ago said.
“Much as we had very many injuries-lots of my players didn’t play-we came here wanting all points and we gave in 100%. We created very many chances and even had clear penalties, but we were denied. But the boys fought so hard and we came out with a point.
“I’m very happy with the point. Having drawn at home and coming to play URA, a well-composed team with mature and experienced players and the injuries that I have on my team, almost three-quarters of the players are missing, and I have got a point from here. I’m happy.”
On his team’s general performance this season, Kikomeko said, “We have tried. We would be on a better side, but you know we lost some games. All I can I say is we’ve tried.”
Kikomeko’s team has won five times this season, drawing three and losing seven. They’ve scored seventeen goals while conceding one less.
Busoga ends the first round seated seventh with 18 points.