Hussein Mbalangu has stood his ground over the packed friendly schedule and ‘hard training’ and also insisted the boys are not over worked.
Arua Hill is yet to compete in any competitive league as FUFA Competitions Director Hajat Aisha Nalule mentioned the FUFA Big League will not start until the organizers are done with consultations on the management of COVID 19 SOPs.
The situation of the league in regards to its commencement has not in anyway disheartened Arua Hill preparations, with the coach encouraging more hard training.
The team has played several practice matches including last week’s 2-0 win against Yumbe Select in Kuru and the goalless draw against Arua Soccer Academy at Mvara Core PTC grounds.
Additionally, the team will travel for three away friendly games from 16th to 19th against Luwero United, Bombo United and Ndejje University.
“Not at all,” Hussein replied when asked if the work isn’t too much for the lads.
“We are training to prepare well because in Uganda, its possible to wake up to the news on the immediate kickoff of the league, so we are trying to keep these boys on form because it’s our job to do so,” he said.
“The boys are very fresh in everything because remember we took seven months without training due to Coronavirus. So the players shouldn’t complain that they’ve over worked because I think what we are doing is helpful.” He noted.
Mbalangu also defended such a packed friendly schedule is ideal for new players to adopt to the systems.
“Our way enables new boys to adopt. For example, we’ve got Rashid Muhamed who just newly joined us and with these unending activities, it will help him adapt to our style and system. ”