Baden Mujahid couldn’t hide his gratitude and excitement after netting Arua Hill’s second goal in Barifa to seal their victory over Mbale Heroes in the StarTimes FUFA Big League.
The Leopards forward finally got off the mark after previously assisting six goals in the past ten league matches, by scoring in a world class manner on Wednesday afternoon.
Baden dribbled past more than three Mbale Heroes defenders before dinking home in the 90th minute to give Arua Hill a 2-0 win to retain at Barifa.
Hussein Mbalangu had seen his side score as early as 2nd minute through Allan Mugalu header off Gadafi Gadinho swing but struggled to double advantage as they faced a rough and hard tackling opponent, with the worst happening when substitute Brian Ade only lasted two minutes in the pitch before Mbale Heroes goalkeeper Hilbert Hatimu’s rough tackle left him injured and incapacitated to continue but Baden exquisite finish at the brink of full-time saw Hussein Kehri and Co succumb to absolute defeat.
And Arua Hill fans were treated to the superb piece of individual brilliance from Baden to crown off a beautiful victory. After the game, Baden told club media:” We are happy we scored the two goals without conceding God willingly we are headed to where we want to be.
“The game has been physical. It was all about fighting, fighting, fighting! It wasn’t our game because today we didn’t play our game.
“We were fighting for the second ball, it was all about fighting, that’s why we delayed to add another goal but thank God that in the last minute we got the second goal.
“There were opponents around me but I decided to go for goal because I was seeing the keeper was off his line so I had to close him up abit, I saw Kawawa was in good position but sometimes it’s good thing to believe that you can dribble the opponent, commit and be clinical, that’s what I have done today.
“It’s about self believe, I remember telling you I can play where the coach decides because I’ve got the capability of playing because I believe in myself that I can play, and play under instruction. That’s what I have done today because coach told me to go to the left wing and play from there.
“It’s an opportunity for a right footed player to play in the left wing because whenever you break, you’re always seeing the goal.
“While playing in the right, I create a lot of goals because from the right, I have to cross, and cross, and cross, to score from the right side is a bonus but when you play a little bit from the left, when you dribble an opponent, usually the goal is visible but it’s upon you to make a decision to score or provide an assist.
While Baden highlighted his moment of performance, the gaffer Hussein Mbalangu cheered the Arua Hill star during the post match talk.
“As I told you days ago, I pray he maintains the form he has since the restart of the second round,” Mbalangu said.
“The way he plays, he has scored a beautiful goal. All the goals today were good, he participated in the build up of Mugalu’s goal and the his cool finish.
“I think the way we’re talking to him is having positive impact and he is concentrating.
Baden and his Leopards team-mates charged to the left corner where Arua Hill fans were moral boosting to share the moment of joy without physical contact though after Baden bagged the late coup de grâce.
Mbalangu’s side lead Elgon Group of the Big League. In the meantime Baden has helped top off a memorable month for Arua Hill and they can confidently wait for their next challenge against Calvary FC slated for 6/06/2021 at Greenlight Stadium.