This fixture has not produced a winner for the last previous six meetings. It was with no surprise that the same result happened when they met again at Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara.
Sam Ssimbwa handed league debuts to 3 of his new signings as last season’s top scorer Steven Mukwala started in the lone striking role.
Former Police FC defender Arafat Galiwango and Farouk Katongole formerly of Tooro United also started in defense.
Mbarara city were handed with the best opportunity of the first half when referee Nasser Muhammed awarded them with a penalty but new striker Bashir Mutanda failed to convert from six yards.
Mbarara’s early dominance forced Sam Simbwa into panic mode and he quickly altered his tactics by withdrawing Farouk Katongole for midfielder Moses Seruyidde.
Mutanda’ s miss proved more costly when the lethal Steven Mukwala expertly controlled a lose ball inside the area to put URA in the lead on 24 minutes.
Brian Semugabi’s men were not broken by the Mukwala’s goal as they continued to dominate affairs and were ultimately repaid in the 81st with poacher Jude Semugabi finding an equaliser for them and consequently a much deserved point.
URA will have host Solitilo Bright stars next week on Tuesday 8th at the Arena of visions in Ndejje Bombo.
Mbarara city on the other hand will visit 16 time record holders SC Villa at Bombo Military barracks grounds.
(Featured image is of Steven Mukwala celebrating his goal for URA, courtesy of URA media)