Midfielder Rashid Kawawa confessed it’s a privilege to cause impact after his goal gave the Leopards the Big League trophy in a 1-0 victory over Tooro United on Tuesday.
“I am thankful to Almighty, the Chairman, the technical team and fans. It’s a great privilege to play a final, be resourceful and impact the game and I feel blessed about it.” He told club media.
The 20-year-old struck in the 22nd minute to give Arua Hill a deserved victory, consequently equaling the tally of senior strikers Caesar Okhuti and Alfred Leku who both already notched five goals in the season.
Kawawa’s first four goals were against Paidha Black Angels. He bagged a brace at Bar Okoro in the last fixture of the first round before repeating the same at Barifa in the last fixture of the regular season.
With the decisive goal that helped claimed the trophy for Arua Hill, it is fair to subjectively opine Kawawa now stands on the table of men at Arua Hill.
“Scoring in a final doesn’t come easily but I have practiced that during the training and built the confidence to strike when chance appears. Today, it became a reality and I am just out of words to really fully express the feeling inside.” He revealed.
He however down played the elevation offered to him, whilst suggesting there is so much to learn from Okhuti’s foot prints despite his retirement.
Kawawa’s contribution to the team’s success in Big League can never be underestimated. He initially played from bench before making a statement at Bar Okoro in April that earned him a starting place afterward.
Shortly along the way, he lost the starting role as he’d had to compete with other wing forwards in the team.
But his impressive display during training continued, with the new technical team acknowledging that, he was entrusted with a starting place in the finals and he didn’t disappoint.