Maroons coach Asaph Mwebaze believes the performance at KCCA will give his side the needed impetus to put in a sustained, good show this season.
The Prisons side, making a return to the top flight after a momentary fall, made a good account of themselves at Lugogo, drawing with the champions in a game they could have won with some better finishing.
“Nice start,” said Mwebaze, who is now contracted only as coach of Maroons, and not an employee of the Prisons services after he tendered in his resignation on the latter, “We can build on that.”
Mwebaze, who paced about in his dugout shouting instructions, added: “We created chances and should have buried several opportunities. The occasion could have got to the boys.”
Pius Obuya, William Wadri and Godwin Kitagenda all tested Charles Lukwago but the KCCA goalkeeper was equally in inspired mood.
On a day only SC Villa scored a goal and won a match, KCCA and Maroons could only take home a point each, leaving the 16-time record champions enjoy lonely life at the top. For now at least.