Over the weekend, midfielder Allan Mugalu’s goal was enough to earn Arua Hill a win over Calvary FC in the Elgon Group fixture of the FUFA Big League.
The goal is Mugalu’s second of the season in his five league appearances. He last scored in the 3-0 win against Kataka FC a few weeks ago.
The attacking midfielder blessed with consummate dribbling skills and of late great prowess in the air revealed that his great display of late is because of the faith Head Coach Hussein Mbalangu has heaped on him.
“I feel so good because the coach has trusted me and has given me chance to play. He actually believes in me, that’s why I put a good performance,” Mugalu told the club website.
“I thank God that I managed to score a goal which has helped my team to win, this goal isn’t mine but for the team,” Mugalu noted adding that the goal is the club’s but not just his.
The 24-year old’s goal six minutes into the second half owed much to his strength in the air, without taking away Dan Birikwalira long range throwing prowess and Baden Mujahid’s head brush.
But that goal arrived after Calvary FC threatened to take the day before they squandered a questionable penalty.
In Mugalu’s opinion, the first half was such a struggle because of the fatigue stemming from travels and the bumper-to-bumper fixture.
“We struggled in the first half because we played away against Mbale Heroes, and then after two days we came and played.”
“We travelled a long distance, a lot of fatigue, no resting that’s why we struggled in the first half but we managed to come in the second half because the body had warmed up.” Mugalu explained.
“The coach talked to all of us, he told us to lift our heads in second half so that we could get the goal and that’s what did to get the goal,” he added.
The weekend win not only means Arua Hill maintain leadership on Elgon Group with 11 points but double their point gap from new immediate followers Kataka FC who claimed the second spot after surprising 7th place Blacks Power 1-0 as Maroons drift downwards to 4th following the 1-0 shocking defeat at home to 6th place Mbale Heroes over the weekend.
Arua Hill will return to action on Thursday 22/04/2021 (4PM EAT) when they host 3rd placed Gaddafi FC in the Big League.