Onduparaka opened their second Uganda Premier League season with a goalless draw against Proline on Tuesday at the Green Light Stadium, Arua.
The Caterpillars, who lost their maiden league game last season started the better of the two sides and won a free kick when Ivan Mbowa was horribly brought down inside three minutes but Gaddifi Gadinho’s free kick slightly went over the bar.
Onduparaka showed great appetite to break the deadlock; Proline’s goalkeeper Said Keni was called into action a few times in the opening minutes, however, nothing fruitful was achieved.
Proline had their chances to hurt Leo Adraa’s side but goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato who was making his debut for the Arua side was alert to make sure of a wonderful start at the club.
Both sides had opportunities to score but their respective goalkeepers were on duty and like last season at the same ground, although with none seeing the back of the net, the spoils were shared
Onduparaka started with three of their nine new signings in the shape of Ssebwato, Rajab Kakooza and Alfred Leku. Kakooza later on made way for Ceaser Okhuti who had the home side’s best chance in the second half inform of a free kick go wide.
The result means Onduparaka who earned their first appearance in top flight last season maintained their unbeaten record at home. The Caterpillars won eight games and drew seven times at home last term.
Proline, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in the league against Onduparaka. Mujib Kasule’s charges picked up a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Green Light last season and were 3-1 winners over the side at the Phillip Omondi Stadium.