By Edward Tumusiime
Hussein Mbalangu insists the milk has not spilled yet and Arua Hill is still on the right course after his side missed the privilege to maintain the two point gap from followers with a 1-1 draw away to Blacks Power!
Before match day eight, Arua Hill SC was leading Elgon Group with two point difference from second placed Gaddafi. The gap has been reduced to goal difference after Gaddafi subjected Mbale Heroes to a 2-0 defeat as Arua Hill drew with Blacks Power.
The Second-half goal from Alfred Leku was nullified 20 minutes later by Michael Siwu’s leveler. Mbalangu’s side who’ve garnered 16 points nonetheless maintain position on top of the table with superior goal advantage to Gaddafi FC.
It was the fourth draw in the Big League for Arua Hill, after winning their last fixture before today in eight games and Mbalangu remains optimistic that all is rectifiable.
“I think we are still in the race, because we’ve picked a point away,” Mbalangu said
“Although we wanted three and we almost had it, they pulled one late due to poor game management.” he added.
“I think we shall correct in the next game and I know we are still in the race.” He confidently continued.
Arua Hill looked as though they were headed for victory before the 84th minute when Siwu scored the equalizer. Mbalangu also attributed the late conceded goal to the relaxation of the goalkeeper.
“The goal they scored was not intended but I think the goal keeper relaxed because shooting from that angle requires a lot of accuracy from the striker,” he said.
“We had a good second half, we missed a lot of chances but I think that’s what Allah has granted us for this game because we did what we are supposed to do but we got a draw.” He concluded.