Kirinya-Jinja SSS coach Abbey Bogere praised his side’s character after they fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against URA on Tuesday at Mehta Stadium, Lugazi.
Feni Ali scored inside five minutes to hand URA the lead, but the Students responded through Livingston Mulondo’s header before recess, and Bogere whose side has lost seven times on the road hailed the spirit of his players.
He said: “It was a very, very tough game, but I thought both teams played well. We wanted the win; they wanted the win so it was a very hard game.
“Picking a result away from home is not very easy. I was happy with the way we stayed in the game. We went down so early, but we didn’t allow any mistake again. We sat back, waited for our chances and scored in the first half.
“It was a hard-fought draw and a very crucial point for us. We were determined like we’ve always been and played our hearts out. We know every point at this time matters so we had to fight so hard to avoid defeat.”
The draw left Bogere’s boys 12th in the league standings. With 28 points to their name, only one point separates them from the red line.
The side travels to the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday for a date with table toppers KCCA – hoping to boost their chances of surviving the drop.