Arua Hill v Mbale Heroes: Preview & Team News


Arua Hill v Mbale Heroes: Preview & Team News

Leopards face Hussein Kheri’s side on Wednesday 26 May, with kick-off at 4PM EAT.

Arua Hill come into the game on the back of a noteworthy 2-0 win over Maroons last Sunday, and have now won five of the ten league games.

Mbale Heroes remained 6th on the log after losing their last fixture 1-0 to Calvary FC at Green Light Stadium. That was their fourth defeat of the season.

Arua Hill played 1-1 at Mbale Municipal Stadium last month. Ibrahim Kibumba gave the home side the lead from spot kick in the 19th minute meanwhile Caeser Okhuti headed home off Patrick Matovu freekick in the 70th minute to level matters as Arua Hill collected a vital away point.

Caeser Okhuti celebrating his goal that leveled us the scores in the first round.

Team News

Caeser Okhuti, who sustained a groin injury in the first round during draw with Gaddafi FC actually has fully recovered but Mbalangu might want to give him more time to gain the excellent fitness

With only Oscar Agaba the only confirmed injury case, it means Hussein Mbalangu has 99% squad available for selection.

Hussein Mbalangu: We have resolved that we’re not going to chase the game

“Mbale is good, we remember how they scored against us, they are strong and energetic but we have resolved that we’re not going to chase the game, we want the opponents to be the one chasing.

“We have an idea of how they play, we shall try to apply our philosophy of attacking and possessing so that we can pressurize them.

“All the players are okay, motivated and ready to win, with the recent win, they feel more comfortable at home because we had stayed long without winning especially at home.

“It’s going be easy against Mbale and we shall score the goals because we usually create and emphasize our strikers to score and try to give lectures to defenders to keep solid to ensure we keep the lead.

“No injury concern but we shall keep Okhuti off because he has to regain fitness and be at his best and resume fresh from where he stopped but I foresee, he will be available for the next game.

“We might have changes in the starting XI but generally the team sheet will remain the same.”

Hussein Mbalangu has confirmed Skipper shirt 29 is unavailable for the reverse fixture against Mbale Heroes

Where to follow the game

Fans living in Arua and West Nile are welcome to have a live experience inside Barifa Stadium. Tickets remain the same 5,000/= Ordinary and 20,000/= VIP.

For those who may not be able to make it, check our Facebook for some updates. Be glued our club website, Twitter and Fans WhatsApp group for detail updates as events unfold in the game.

Club home and away home kit at discount

Call Shiela +256777733382 tomorrow to get your home or away shirt colors at match day offer 45,000/= only