Zambian champions Nkana played out a 2 – 2 draw with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in the first leg of the CAF Champions League first round tie at Arthur Davis Stadium on Saturday.
KCCA played the last 30 minutes of the match with 10 men after Tom Masiko was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Nkana started the match brightly but failed to capitalise on their dominance and fell behind when Tony Odur opened the scoring in the 25th minute to silence the capacity crowd at the stadium.
Kampamba pulled the home side level on 37 minutes and atoned for his miss from the penalty spot two minutes earlier.
Shadreck Musonda made it 2 -1 six minutes after the restart with a curling shot from the left wing following good combination play with Kelvin Mubanga and Claude Bwalya.
The visitors equalised in the 80th minute when Brian Majwega converted from the penalty spot following a handball inside the box by Maybin Chishimba.
Nkana coach Masautso Mwale said in a post-match interview that his side missed a lot of chances despite dominating play.
“We played well but we missed a lot of chances. But that happens in football. You win some and you lose some. We have seen how KCCA play so we will work hard in order to produce positive results in Uganda,” Mwale said.
And KCCA choach George Best Nsimbe said his side held the advantage in the tie after scoring two goals away from home.
“We did not come here with a strategy. We just wanted to play counter attack but Nkana gave us a good game and we will need to work hard to win at home. Nkana is a big team but we have the advantage; we only need a goalless draw or any win in the return leg,” said Nsimbe.
The return leg will be played at Namboole Stadium on Saturday March 8.