Gaddafi FC newly appointed head coach Peter Onen started his reign with a 1-0 victory over Arua Hill SC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the Gaddafi Arena on Friday.
The visitors’ defender Rashid Toha scored an own goal off Gaddafi’s striker Brian Kalumba’s freekick in the first half which proved winner.
But according to Onen, that is just the beginning of a new enterprising team and more is yet come.
He also commended the Soldier Boys for their character throughout the game given that they played the largest part of the game with 10 men following the sending off of Franco Onen towards the end of the first half.
“A lot is going to change as we look forward to forming a stronger team and it is nice that we have started with a win,” Onen said after the game before adding.
“We did not play to the style we want because the pressure was too much but on a large scale this game showed us direction on how we supposed to be playing.”
“I am looking forward to an indirect style of play but we could no afford it so much today given that we were a man down early into the game so we had adjust abit.”
“The tactical complexion we applied that helped us to defend our lone goal,” he added.
From the general perspective of the game, the Jinja based side were the better side even with a man down a much clear indication that Onen could be the man to take the club to greater heights.
The former BUL FC head coach succeeded Abdul Mubarak Wamboya who was relieved of his duties just five games into the season.
Victory took the Soldier Boyz to six position on the 16 team SUPL log with eight points.
Onen will face his former employers BUL FC when his side visits Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe in the Jinja derby on Sunday, November 28.