Arua Hill damage Mbarara City survival Chances

Sunday 1st May
•Arua Hill 2-1 Mbarara City

Monday, May 2
•Police Vs SC Villa – Lugogo, 4pm

Arua Hill came from goal down to pick a 2-1 win over Mbarara City in a League game held on Sunday at Barifa stadium, Arua.

Goals from Ivan Eyamu and Alfred Leku ensured that the Kongolo Boys completed a come back at home.

Solomon Okwalinga scored the only goal, from the spot, as his side suffered defeat away from home.

It is a sweet revenge for Arua Hill against a Mbarara City side that beat them 2-1 earlier in their first meeting this season at Kakyeka.

Alfred Leku. Arua Hill photo

But for Mbarara, it is a big blow in their quest to beat up relegation as their woes continue. They remain second from the bottom on 22 points with only three games to end the season.

Mbarara City had earned a dream start in the 25th minute when Okwalinga scored from the spot after Arua Hill defender Bright Vuni handed the ball in the area.

But the hosts Arua Hill levelled matters six minutes later through Eyamu who benefited from Allan Mugalu’s pass.

In the second stanza, the hosts had the biggest share of the ball as they pushed for a second.

But despite their dorminance, they had to wait till the 84th minute to add on another through Leku, who scored from a rebound. His goal was the 11th in the league so far.

In the closing stages, Arua Hill held on to bag all the needed three points at home.

Victory ensured that Arua Hill moved to 46 points in the fifth place, level on points with third placed Bul FC after 27 games.

For Mbarara City, their woes continue as they suffered their 15th loss in the season. They remain in the 15th position and must be at their best in the remaining three games if they are to survive relegation this season.

Team Lineups

Arua Hill – Richard Anyama GK, Farouk Musisi, Bright Vuni, Toha Rashid, Geriga Atendele , Tembo Ibrahim, Kawawa Rashid, Gadafi Rashid, Allan Mugalu, Alfred Leku , Ivan Eyamu

Mbarara City – Elungat Martin Gk, Steven Othieno, Aheebwa Jasper, Otti Ronald, Najib Tusaba, Pistis Barenge, kacancu Gaddafi, Solomon Okwalinga, Seiri Arigumaho, Henry Kitegenyi, Jude Ssemugabi



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