Mbalangu convinced with Arua Hill triumph

Hussein Mbalangu’s Arua Hill SC registered victory in their first game of the 2020/2021 Big League season after beating Blacks Power FC 3-1 at Barifa Play Grounds.

The Leopards scored at the 9th minute from the penalty spot after the centre referee awarded penalty following a foul on Allan Mugalu in the box.

Captain Caeser Okhuti doubled their lead 11 minutes later after slotting home from a close range and substitute Emmanuel Mutebi who only spent a minute in the pitch after coming in for Caeser triggered a leftfooted thunderbolt at the 80th minute to put the game beyond Blacks Power reach.

Meanwhile Micheal Siwu scored a consolation from the penalty at the 94th minute for the visitors but that only would mean Arua Hill walks without a much needed clean sheet as the game still ended in favour of the West Nile side.

Arua Hill had 15 corner kicks taken but no goal came from the deliveries however coach Mbalangu who showed slight concern on his boys’ inability to capitalize on the many chances resulting from the corners, opined during the post match press conference, the boys won convincingly.

“We have won the game convincingly because we tried our best to implement what we planned and really succeeded,” he said.

“The game was hard, they didn’t allow us to play but we tried to settle and create as usual though we still lacked the aggressiveness to score many goals,” he expressed his dissatisfaction on the number of goals.

The boss also explained further how they managed to settle and worked a plan to withstand the opponents following Blacks Power initial success in constraining them, in his own words;

“We knew they were physical and play long balls, so we closed them in their our territory and our game plan worked,”

“They are physical, they run and use energy but we held the ball so they may foul us and that’s why we got so many set plays near the goal and even our first goal was a penalty,” Mbalangu added.

Mbalangu also commented on the champion of the penalty Allan Mugalu, stating the attacking midfielder is the only licenced player to roam around and express himself.

“He is the only player whom I give licence to do each and everything with the ball as long as what he does is profitable to the team,” he said.

“Paddy and Oscar are good in passes, so we need someone who can hold the ball, dribble one two opponents so that if we don’t score in open play, we can score in set pieces.” Mbalangu added.