Patrick Matovu calls for discipline ahead of UPDF showdown


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Matovu has called for discipline in following instruction if Arua Hill is to have a chance against UPDF in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32.

Hussein Mbalangu and co welcome UPDF to Barifa Play Ground on Wednesday 7th April in the first leg of the Uganda Cup with the reverse game taking place the following Sunday.

Arua Hill SC looks tittivated side this season after putting a fairly impressive performance with two wins registered against Blacks Power and Kataka and crucial draw away from home in the Big League.

They hope to do the same in Uganda Cup where the furthest they’ve ever gone to is round of 32 when the competition would start at round of 64 in 2018/19 and got stopped by Amin FC following the 3-1 defeat.

The side is boosted with the return of left back Patrick Matovu after he passed fitness test and was declared available for selection by the head coach Hussein Mbalangu.

The returnee correspondingly has talked of his effort and hard work he put in acquiring fitness after recovering from injury that kept him off from the first games as the season started.

“I’ve been sick and down but when I recovered, I trained hard because I wanted to come back, so for this opportunity, I’m going to work hard so that I impress coaches, teammates and others so that I do what I am supposed to do,” He said.

Matovu has not allowed himself to be carried away with the past performance of the boys in his absence and while noting the team needs to secure first leg advantage, has insisted in order to reproduce the same result, the team has to play under instruction.

“What we need to do is to make sure we get three points from here so that when we go to their home, we have secured the points and prepare to finish the business and qualify for the next round,” he advised.

“We need to work hard, together and be strong. We need to play under instruction, do what coaches have told us so that we can win. Because all the wins we got is because we played under instruction.” He added.