Striker Alfred Leku wants to score more after an impressive start at newcomers Arua Hill SC in the Uganda Premier League.
The former Kibuli and Kitende student joined the Kongolo this season after ending his unproductive spell at Proline FC.
He has scored five goals in the league so far and destined to add more in games to come.
He showed glimpse of his ability on Arua Hill debut against Express at Wankulukuku when he set Robert Eseru to score in the 62nd minute before his hockey pass helped Rashid Kawawa double the advantage in a stunning 2-0 away win.
“I just want to score as much as I can this season and see where it can take me,” the Striker told The-SportsNation in an exclusive interview.
He scored his first on the road against Mbarara City at Kakyeka in a game they lost 2-1.
He bagged his second against URA in a match where he was later sent off as Kongolo fought back to win 3-2.
Leku’s third came against Busoga United at Njeru where he was named man of the match.
He set the tone when he scored in the second minute at Barifa to help Arua Hill beat Tooro United and later got his fifth to inspire Arua Hill comeback in a 2-2 draw against SC Villa.
“First of all, I would like to thank my coaches for believing in me and giving me time to play always and that’s why I am able to get some goals,” Aleku states.
“I believe if a player has playing time he can always improve and do better.”
The lanky forward who has played for Express FC, Vipers and in Botswana with Jwaneng Galaxy FC, credited Arua Hill management.
He commented: “Arua Hill management like everyone knows is business oriented; everything is business and that one alone gives a call to a player to work hard to fulfill the targets of the club.
“Nothing much I can say about players because these players we have ever been together, they are just amazing players, for coaches we are just lucky to have them because they are just the best to work with.
“The fans are just amazing because the atmosphere is always different when we have a game. That’s why we always do our best to just give them happiness.”
For his recent form, Leku was part of the Cranes team summoned by Micho to face Tanzania in an exhibition game.
His Arua Hill is 6th with 18 points, just a point adrift of defending champions Express FC.
Leku believes that his side can move and finish in the upper echelons of the table “if we work as a team.”
Playing with Robert Eseru and Robert Kayongo ssekamatte among other forwards, Leku says that the competition for places is “stiff but I believe in hard working.”
Next for Arua Hill is a trip to face Wakiso Giants FC on December 22 at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakissha.
UPL Leading Goalscorers
- Davis Kasirye (KCCA) – 6
- Caesar Manzoki (Vipers) – 6
- Cromwell Rwothomio (URA) – 6
- Yunus Sentamu (Vipers) – 5
- Alfred Leku (Arua Hill) – 5
- Musa Esenu (BUL) – 5
- Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants) – 5
- Ibrahim Nsimbe (BUL) – 5
- Steven Mukwala (URA) – 5
- Ivan Ahimbisibwe (UPDF) – 5
- Anwar Ntege (Busoga United) – 5