“My gratitude goes to the coach for patience,” Agau comments after getting off the mark


Agau strikes the ball during the game against Calvary at Greenlight Stadium
Agau strikes the ball during the game against Calvary at Greenlight Stadium

Rashid Agau finally has a goal in the records, but he is far from enough yet. It might have taken up to 12 games but Agau’s first goal for the Leopards was worth the wait.

The forward netted the goal during our 2-0 Big League win over Calvary FC at Greenlight Stadium.

It was a scintillating goal that started with him picking the ball from the center after a clearance from his own defence before it deflected off the opponent’s player, and then he advanced towards a retreating Calvary troop that were duped in the middle as he slotted home leaving  vulnerable Norman the opposite side.

So much was expected of the 24-year-old after completing his move to Arua from Maroons last October, but because he got unlucky, little was seen from him apart from the goal he set up for  Okhuti in 3-0 win against Kataka  in March and the assist he provided for Leku in 2-2 draw with Gaddafi in April until yesterday.

“It was going to be tough, and challenging that I played a lot of games and scored not,” Agau told aruahillsc.ug

“Finally I have scored and my gratitude goes to the coach. He trusted me, talked to me and encouraged me in the  training session and told  me to work hard and so on, and that’s how good  and patient he has been.

“And also my teammates because they helped, they made me work hard, everyone else in the team. They encouraged and pushed me with the competition they set up.

Now that he has started getting lucky, he wants to put in more effort to compliment the luck. His first goal might have been sparkling, and already a spark, Agau has confessed he doesn’t want to remain in the euphoria.

Speaking after the match, he revealed his next plot for the remaining two fixtures.

“Currently we are focusing on the next game, the two games we’re focusing on, Gaddafi and Paidha BA, I promise to work so hard and score some more goals.” He noted.

Optimists might suggest that Arua Hill has already earned promotion following the Agau inspired victory   but truth be told, they must beat Gaddafi FC to provoke an immediate official confirmation.

It sounds easy because the Leopards have found sealing wins a simple task since returning from Mbale. Their 2-0 win against the West Nile side marked the third consecutive win with same score line.

They’ll be looking to maintain the consistency as they visit Bugembe on Thursday for the second last fixture of the campaign, but for that to happen, midfielder Gadafi Gadinho has an advise.

Gadinho runs to touchline to celebrate with teammates at Greenlight Stadium

Gadinho an optimist who also got off the mark together with Agau, warns against laxity.

The Leopards’ goal number one scorer on Sunday afternoon agreed the team has chance to graduate to top flight level but must not lose focus especially when they go away to Hassan Zungu and Co.

“Team work must continue like before. We should push on, we shouldn’t relax thinking we have qualified, we’re still in progress,” Gadinho said.

“We shall go to Gaddafi knowing it’s not yet over and knowing it isn’t going to be an easy clash  and so is Paidha but we have to play because we don’t want to be in this same league next season.” He concluded.