Richard Anyama: Arua Hill scorers gifted enough to rectify away goal deficit


Richard Anyama: Arua Hill scorers gifted enough to rectify away goal deficit

Goalkeeper Richard Anyama has said Arua Hill SC training can help rectify away goal deficit in the StarTimes FUFA Big League ahead of Thursday’s fixture away to Mbale Heroes.

Arua Hill visit Mbale Heroes with unpersuasive away goal record in match day four of the Big League following a Uganda Cup exit where they didn’t have access to the net.

The Leopards have also not scored away in the League, with their last fixture ending goalless at Luzira Play Ground when they played Maroons.

Our first-choice goalkeeper who was at the epicenter of pain in the last two fixtures as the man in between the stick who kept an away clean sheet in the league and conceded from Alex Kitata strike last Sunday has made an optimistic claim over the boy’s capability to break barriers.

“It’s not all about armory, it’s all about training. The coaches saw what we played in Bombo and surely, we’ve rectified it,” Anyama answered when asked if the team armory lack sharpness Infront of goal.

“For the whole session, we’ve been training attacking and scoring and finishing. That will rectify deficit in away goals and I am sure tomorrow we’ll have some goals.” He confidently added in defense of away goal crisis.

If the boys can replicate what they train in tomorrow’s fixture, the encounter is bound to be dazzling. But after exiting from the Uganda Cup, a lot has been said and the critics have echoed strong and potentially discouraging words, however Anyama believes the team is well experienced and has mental stamina to endure critics.

“Surely, we get the strength from negative talk and in football, just hope a lot happens even though you play well, or bad, the talks will be everywhere,” he conceded.

“But the good thing is our team is full of experienced guys and have strong mentality and we know what football is and surely we’ve recollected ourselves and we know our main target and aim and we’ll be working on it tomorrow.” He added.

The 25-year-old also spoke on personal level about how he redeems himself from negative results and talks resulting from bad scores, including how he managed himself after Sunday defeat. While admitting the negative talk ignites the strength, Anayama in his own words had this to say;

“It was a hard game and of course you can’t feel good when you bow out of any competition, it feels bad. But for the sake of the game and for the sake of myself particularly I know what it means and I know what it means to lose a game and collect self to rematch again.

“They are playing with an angry lion, when a lion is hungry you know what it means. We lost meaning we’re hungry and we’re searching for three points.” He hyperbolically reacted to the rumors over how weak our opponents perceive us.

Anyama joined us from Wakiso Giants in 2020/2021 season and has since risen to first choice position. With his outspoken nature, standing out in 1v1, aerial prowess, good distribution, positioning and game reading, head coach Hussein Mbalangu has entrusted him with responsibility in our last three League fixtures and a Uganda Cup game, he has kept two clean sheets.