Sam Ssimbwa showed his delight on Wednesday after his URA side held KCCA one-all at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.
Ashraf Mandela handed URA a deserved early lead, but KCCA fought back in the second half to bag a point.
Although the Tax Collectors couldn’t completely shut down their opponents, they enjoyed their evening in Lugogo especially in the first half, bossing the stanza, and Ssimbwa welcomed the point.
“We are automatically out of the race because of the several draws, but it was a genuine draw today, ” Ssimbwa who continues to outspokenly accuse referees for biased officiation said.
“Most of the draws we’ve been making have been aided by other people, but today it was genuine.
“KCCA is a big side, a good side. We had planned well, tactically I think we had planned well, but lapse in concentration. We left Okello and you know he is the best player here. If you leave him alone, he’ll punish you.
“You could see first half we were man-marking him properly. Every time he was followed by a player, but we lost concentration and it was a goal.”
Despite their good displays, URA had gone two games without scoring a single goal. Ssimbwa’s side rank as the third lowest scoring team in the league having found the back of the net only eleven times this season.
Asked why his side is short on goals, Ssimbwa said: “We score and they cancel our goals. We scored a genuine goal in Bombo. In Kitende we scored a genuine goal.”
URA currently sit tenth in the league with 16 points, but have a chance to finish the first round placed sixth if they win their remaining two games.
Express and Proline are the two remaining opponents for Ssimbwa’s boys in the first round. They faceoff with the Red Eagles on Saturday.