Fans massively engage in ‘wear local jersey’

 

Arua Hill SC fans participated on a vast scale in the first episode of the ‘wear your local jersey’ campaign today. The wear your local jersey campaign is a drive Arua Hill adopted from within the country in the effort to promote the club, club attires and brand, with Friday designated for the campaign.

The Leopards’ fans from all parts of the country took part in the campaign, and shared their images in the attires via Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and WhatsApp meanwhile Arua Hill media was able to make a few collections. Arua Hill intends to have the crusade on a weekly base and encourages more fans to take part as it will resume next Friday.

Below are some of the images assembled.

Official Announcement: Isaac Okello

 

Arua Hill SC and Onduparaka FC have agreed the transfer of Isaac Okello. The defender joined us in 2020 as free agent after the expiry of his contract from Kenyan National Super League side, KCB Nairobi in 2019 but was unfortunate to have not made any appearance.

Our club thanks the player for his professionalism and exemplary conduct throughout his time with the club amidst the challenges.

Okello is a versatile defender, competent and aggressive tackler, gifted with good distribution, passing, and crossing ability. His tactical and technical prowess surely will take him to greater heights.

Arua Hill would once more like to express gratitude to Isaac Okello and his family and wish him the best of luck in the new environment as he looks forward to exciting season with his new club Onduparaka FC.

Agau completes transfer to Onduparaka FC

Arua Hill can confirm Rashid Agau has completed a move to Onduparaka FC. The forward joined the Leopards in October 2020 from Premier League club Maroons FC.

He made his debut for the club at home in a Big League match against Blacks Power FC in March 25, 2021 and scored his only goal in Arua Hill’s 2-0 win over Calvary FC at Green Light Stadium.

In total, he made 14 league appearances, and he played 13 of the 14 games as a starter. Everybody would like to thank Agau for his service to the club and wish him success for the future.

ROBERT ESERU JOINS ARUA HILL

Arua Hill signs Robert Eseru from UPDF. The long-limbed forward has signed a two-year deal and will add attacking firepower to Livingstone C. Mbabazi squad of 2021/22 Uganda Premier League season.

Robert Eseru first played for Future Stars FC from 2013-2016 and Light SS FC from 2016-2017 before he crossed to Ndejje University (2017-2019) and later UPDF FC (2019-2021). He spent two seasons with the Army side after helping them back to the Uganda Premier League (UPL).

Prior to UPDF move, the forward played a part in promoting Ndejje University team to the UPL. His glittering spell with Ndejje University mirrors in his personal achievements after scoring nine goals and assisting seven times in 18 games.

The forward was a key player for UPDF FC in 2020/21 netting five goals in the league and bundling two man of the match awards against Premier League SC Villa and now relegated MYDA.

He left the army side with eight goals and 15 assists in 30 games attached to his name. He joined Arua Hill SC after signing two years contract in September 2021.

Robert Eseru pens two year-deal

Eseru is a versatile and well-rounded attacker, from a tactical standpoint, he is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, due to his ability to both create and score goals for his team, although he is most often deployed as a striker, due to his composure and eye for goal.

Eseru is good in the air, quick, tall standing 6ft 2in, strong and agile, he plays well with his back to goal and crows some of the best finishing, vision, passing and ball control around.

He has also functioned in a more creative playmaking role at times, as a supporting forward or even as a number 10, which allows him to drop into midfield to pick up the ball, where he can utilize his technical ability, vision, passing, and movement to create space and provide assists for teammates.

Mark Lulua joins Arua Hill media

 

Mark Lulua has joined our industrious and creative media team department in the role of Social Media strategist. He brings with him six years of digital media experience and expertise after working with Uganda Premier Side Onduparaka FC since 2016.

A fanatic of football, Mark started his football journalism journey as a volunteer with Onduparaka FC in the first round of the 2016/17 season before he was hired on a permanent basis in the second round.

He was in charge of social media management doubling as a text commentator on match days through club fan’s WhatsApp groups and later telegram.

He also served as the club PRO for a year following his appointment in 2020. During his tenure with the Caterpillars, he acquired Certificate in Community Transformation through football awarded by Everton for Community.

Mark also obtained Certificate in Media Practice awarded by the Federation of Uganda Football Association. Prior to that, he worked as cashier at Gaagaa Bus services between 2011 and 2012.

In 2016, He started Lulua TV, an online platform that provides social, political, entertainment, entrepreneurial and sports news. Presented by his former workmate Daggy, the show has hosted many influential figures in different spheres including sports persons like Mike Leti and businesswoman Ann Hope Anguyo in 2020.

At Arua Hill, Mark will be in charge of designing, creating and publishing of social media content in club platforms, besides providing real time text commentary through club fan’s telegram.

We welcome Mark to Arua Hill and wish him excellence during his term with the club.

The offer is still valid: The Jerseys are available at a discount.

The Arua Hill home and away shirt colors are still available on clearance price. Visit club head offices in Arua at KKT Centre Arua Room 107A or Call Sales and Marketing 0777733382, 0783666236 or 0774504507.

Gallery: Arua Hill’s Big League triumph

Arua Hill Sports Club celebrating FUFA Big League Championship 2021 (22)

Arua Hill won the Big League on Tuesday afternoon at Njeru.

Rashid Kawawa’s first half goal won it for the Leopards after they beat Tooro United 1-0.

Arua Hill’s solid defence frustrated Tooro United through out the game. It is Arua Hill’s first piece of  Big League silverware.

The club photographer was on ground as official witness and captured some evidence below….

Arua Hill Sports Club celebrating FUFA Big League Championship 2021 (25)
Arua Hill Sports Club celebrating FUFA Big League Championship 2021 (26)
Arua Hill Sports Club celebrating FUFA Big League Championship 2021 (27)

Caesar Okhuti calls time on playing career to fully concentrate on coaching

Arua Hill Sports Club celebrating FUFA Big League Championship 2021 (18)

Caesar Okhuti has retired from football, ending a 15-year career that saw him win two Uganda Premier League titles and the FUFA Big League.

The 31-year-old Ugandan striker scored 71 career goals for both club and country, with a career high of 18 goals in 2008/09 season, that ranked him as the second top scorer in the Uganda Premier League at Vipers SC.

Widely considered one of the greatest strikers West Nile has produced, he ended his playing career with West Nile side Arua Hill SC as the club’s joint top scorer with five goals in 2020/21 Big League season, consequently helping the Leopards clinch promotion to Uganda Premier League.

Okhuti spent the last 10 months of his career as a player and a coach of Arua Hill and St. Leo FC respectively.

Okhuti represented the national team in 2008 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, 2011 Nile Basin Tournament, 2011 CHAN,  2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, and 2016 CHAN. He has also featured in the Africa Cup of Nation Qualifiers and World Cup Qualifiers.

He developed his football talent through secondary football as he featured for Mvara S.S and later St. Joseph College Ombachi in the early 2000s, but had to wait till 2006 to find a major breakthrough to play club football at the age of 16 with Ediofe Hills FC (defunct).

It was at Ediofe when he announced himself in the Ugandan football scene in 2006 after he helped the second division side to qualify for 2007 top flight competition.

Known for his speed, perfect first touch, excellent ball control, ability in the air, powerful and accurate strikes, and ball retention, he was able to catch the eyes of the Uganda Cranes coach Csaba László, who gave him his first call-up to represent the Cranes in the 2007 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Tanzania.

He is remembered for his outstanding performance in the quarter finals of the tournament,  where he scored the opener against Kenya and later scored the winner in a 4-2 penalty shootout.

His status as premier league material sealed following the sparkling performance with the national team, Vipers SC came knocking and he opened by signing a three year deal in 2008. Okhuti would later on move to play for Vietnamese side, Vissai Ninh Binh (2011), before returning for his second stint at Vipers SC between 2012 to 2014.

He played for South Sudan side El Nasir in 2014/15 season and came back to Uganda where he featured for Onduparaka FC in 2015, then joined Express FC during the 2015/16 season. His good performance with the Red Eagles earned him a move to KCCA FC in the second round of  2015/2016.

In 2016/17 season, Onduparaka FC acquired his service on a long season loan deal before turning it permanent the following season. Okhuti signed for Arua Hill in January 2020 and was named the team captain by Hussein Mbalangu in October 2020 due to his experience and leadership skills, both on and off the pitch.

He made his Arua Hill debut in March 25, 2021 against Blacks Power FC at Barifa play ground in the FUFA Big League fixture where he scored his debut goal.

He went on to score five goals in nine appearances in regular season. Okhuti who has worked on his beginners coaching badge  kicked his last in the Big League finals which the Leopards won 1-0 against Tooro United in August 17, 2021.

Okhuti’s team achievements are also notable: two CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2015, two Uganda Premier League title with Vipers SC in 2009/10 and KCCA FC in 2015/16.

Arua Hill wishes Okhuti the best in his next challenge.

Pictorials: Second last training ahead of Big League finals.

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Arua Hill SC today held their second last training ahead of Big League finals.

The Leopards preparation was held on an artificial turf in Kyebando so as to enable the lads familiarize with type of ground they will play on in Tuesday’s finals.

Arua Hill will face Rwenzori table toppers Tooro United in the StarTimes FUFA Big League finals in August 17, at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Below are some of the shots taken by our photographer Tyler

Gallery: Leopards back to work ahead of StarTimes FUFA Big League final.

Training session begins at Arua Hill Sports Club

The Leopards had a double training session on Monday with the morning session taking place at Tropical Suits meanwhile the evening at  Bishop’s pay ground, with focus now turning towards Big League finals with Tooro United at Njeru.

The lad’s drills were instructed  by Borine Olima Ahmed and Bosco Onama. Some of our new signings Toha Rashid, Andama Junior, Samuel Ssekamatte and Ibrahim Faizul were present.

Whereas Saaka Sharif and Ivan Eyamu are expected to join the party anytime soon. The training also had the invincible squad of the 2020/21  present.

Follow the workout with the images below…

Samuel Ssekamatte
Samuel Ssekamatte
Toha Rashid
Toha Rashid
Ibrahim Faizul's first day at work
Ibrahim Faizul's first day at work
Andama Junior and Toha Rashid scramble for the ball in a training at Bishop's play ground
Andama Junior and Toha Rashid scramble for the ball in a training at Bishop's play ground
Ahmed Borine during training session at Bishop's play ground
Ahmed Borine during training session at Bishop's play ground
Andama Junior at Tropical Suits attending to aerobics lessions
Andama Junior at Tropical Suits attending to aerobics lessions
Bosco during morning session at Tropical Suits
Bosco during morning session at Tropical Suits