By: Erias Kayondo
A win against Onduparaka FC would give KCCA FC an advantage to close the gap on table leaders Sc Villa but the reigning champions were held to a one all draw away in Arua with Viane Sekajugo on target after 75 minutes for the hosts to cancel the Shaban Muhammad early goal.
Muhammad Shaban who was the centre of attraction in this game as it was his first return to Arua since his controversial cross over to KCCA tapped home an Allan Okello assist to give the visitors an early lead with only 8 minutes played.
2 minutes later, defender Timothy Awany brought down Ceasar Okhuti only a few yards away from the goal area but the resultant free-kick taken by Rashid Toha was punched out by Charles Lukwago.
Into the second half, one could easily think there were more green and white shirts in the field than the yellow and blue ones of KCCA.
Ezra Bida came close to levelling up for the home side two minutes into the second half but Lukwago denied his header with a superb reflex high to punch the ball out of play.
After 60 minutes of play, KCCA FC were defending for their lives but a chance for an equalizer still looked possible.
Indeed it was, Viane Sekajugo was the man scoring in the 73rd minute to send the home crowd wild with a leveller.
KCCA FC now goes to 45 points and slips to the 3rd position one point behind Vipers SC who are on 46 points.
Onduparaka FC leapfrogs Kirinya Jinja SS to sit 4th with 38 points.
The next fixture will see KCCA FC host URA FC at Lugogo on Wednesday 25th, April while Onduparaka will visit Police at Namboole stadium on Friday 27th, April.
Onduparaka FC XI
Nicholas Ssebwato (GK), Aggrey Kirya, Rashid Okocha, Rashid Toha, Ibrahim Muhammad, Rajab Kakooza, Gaddafi Gadinho, Viane Ssekajugo, Ezra Bida, Ceasar Okhuti
Richard Anyama (GK), Ivan Mboowa, Muhammad Rashid, Moses Ndawula, Yafesi Mubiru, Oscar Agaba, Malish Jamal
KCCA FC XI
Charles Lukwago (GK), Denis Okot, Habib Kavuma, Hassan Musana, Timothy Awany, Lawrence Bukenya, Solomon Okwalinga, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello,Shaban Muhammad, Derrick Nsibambi
Thomas Ikara (GK), Isaac Kirabira, Filbert Obenchan, Jackson Nunda, Paul Musamali, Steven Sserwadda, Paul Mucureezi