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Big League: Arua Hill aim to dominate Elgon Group ahead of second round

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Arua Hill players conducting drills on Friday at the IUIU playground in Mbale City

The second and final round of the FUFA Big League will kickoff on Sunday, 16th May with West Nile giants Arua Hill SC taking on Blacks Power FC at Emokori Stadium in Bukedea in Eastern Uganda.

After seven games in the first round, Arua Hill who collected 15 points from four wins and three draws sit comfortable on Elgon Group with a two-point lead over second placed Gadafi FC.

Arua Hill contingent has been camped in Mbale ever since Thursday this week and have been conducting their drills at the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) playground.

Arua Hill head coach Hussein Mbalangu says that his side has had good drills in Mbale and will put in a good shift when they make a very short trip to Bukedea to take on Blacks Power who are third on the table with 12 points.

“The players are doing very well. The bodies are okay, they are very strong and very ready to tassel with the games we’ve come to play,” Mbalangu told the club website.

With some of the Muslim players missing Eid celebrations, Mbalangu says that they will make it up after the match days in the East.

“There is no problem missing Eid celebrations. I the leader is a Muslim, so we’re very happy and we know we shall celebrate when we are back that side.”

“The players are very okay because we are soldiers. We’re going for the battle, we shall celebrate our Eid when we return back home to Arua with all the points.”

Mbalangu also revealed the Eid goat is ready but the lads will have to wait until the away games are played.

“We shall celebrate in Arua because our goat is ready in Arua but first is the maximum points. We shall celebrate peacefully and we shall enjoy.”

Arua Hill will remain camped in the East as they will later take on Mbale based outfits Kataka FC and Mbale Heroes in a space of less than one week.

Arua Hill Squad

Richard Anyama, Rashid Yakin, Rashid Muhamed, Mike Kawooya, Dan Birikwalira, Baden Mujahid, Paddy Muhumuza, Caeser Okhuti, Allan Mugalu, Rashid Agau, Franco Oringa, Banza Lefenia Ajobe, Aggrey Kiirya, Rajab Kakooza, Alfred Leku, Rashid Kawawa, Samari Ajobe, Brian Ade, Emmanuel Mutebi, Gadafi Gadinho, Patrick Matovu, Telvin Maina, Isaac Okello.

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