By Edwin Kyle Kule
Arua Hill Sports Club head coach, Hussein Mbalangu has disclosed that the acquisition of creative midfielder Gaddafi Gadinho from Mbarara City completes the tactical puzzle at the club.
The silky and agile Gadinho was unveiled by the club on Monday afternoon on a free transfer from the Ankole Lions signing a two-year contract.
“I am very happy with the management because I told them I don’t have a typical ball maker, a typical eight and ten,” Mbalangu told the Arua Hill media.
“So, I told the management to get me a player who can create chances because we have very good strikers who need somebody who can think about them and deliver the final pass to them.”
“We needed that creative person and we have got Gadinho. I have seen him play, that’s the type of player I need,” he added.
Gadinho hit the scene with Onduparaka in 2016, with his ability to operate within tight spaces and ability to play the final ball attributes that stood out for the player.
His permanent move to the club now means that Rashid Agau who prefers playing up front will be restored back to his natural role.
“I have tried to use Agau in the midfield due to limitation in options. Although it looks as if Agau was catching up well but with the arrival of Gadinho, Agau’s role will be re-instituted.”
“I only wanted to change Agau because I see his mentality and I was trying to twist him to fill the gap in my formation but Gadinho is the perfect player to do that.”
“So Agau is will be playing up front where and am happy we have that option with the fixture congestion expected. With the options now including Agau, Leku, Okhuti and Ade, they will make it easier for us,” Mbalangu said.
Gadaffi adds to an array of marquee additions made by the club including Dan Birikwalira, Rashid Agau, Mike Kawooya, Collin Onega, Paddy Muhumuza, Iddi Abdulwahid, Brian Ade and Richard Anyama.