By Edwin Kyle Kule
Arua Hill SC head coach Hussein Mbalangu has come out to insist that it is early for his side to press the panic button after dropping two points on a trip to Blacks Power.
Arua Hill drew 1-1 with Black Power in match-day eight of the ongoing Startimes FUFA Big League at Emokori Ground on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
“I think we are still in the race because we have picked a point away from home,” Mbalangu was quoted by the club’s official website.
“Although we wanted three points and we almost achieved, they pulled one late goal due to our poor game management.”
“I think we shall correct that in the next game. I know we are still in the race,” The outspoken tactician added.
Mbalangu’s charges gained the lead in the 64th minute through Alfred Leku, who headed home Baden Mujahid’s taken cross after several squandered chance from close range.
The visitors looked the better side for the biggest part of the game, but their lead lasted for 20 minutes as Blacks Power’s Micheal Siwu levelled matters with a right-footed strike.
“The goal they scored was not intended, but I think the goalkeeper relaxed because shooting from that angle requires a lot of accuracy from the striker,” Mbalangu explained.
“We had a good second half, we missed a lot of chances but I think that is what Allah has granted us for this game because we did what we are supposed to do but we got a draw,” he continued.
Before playing against Blacks Power, Arua Hill was at the helm of Elgon Group with a two-point advantage from second-placed Gaddafi.
The stalemate result meant the gap had been reduced to levelled points and its only goal difference that kept the Leopards at the helm after Gaddafi registered a 2-0 win against Mbale Heroes at Mbale Municipal Stadium.
Arua Hill SC will turn guns to another stubborn opponent in Kataka, the Leopards go into the May 19, 2021 encouter knowing there is no room for error.