Arua Hill Soccer Club surrendered a 2-0 goals lead to share a spoil against Kataka FC in a dramatic big league encounter at Mbale Municipal ground in Mbale district yesterday (Wednesday), May 19, 2021.
The Arua city based club took a swift two goals to lead in the opening 15 minutes and conceded a goal from the host to end the score line 2-1 in the first half.
Arua later scored two goals at the start of the second half that were all cancelled by the referee that gave hope to Kataka who later levelled up in the 70th minutes, a goal that resulted into a protest in the visitor’s camp and interrupted the game for 20 minutes.
Kawa Omony, the assistant coach of Arua Hill said that the goal awarded to Kataka FC was not genuine since it did not enter their goal post. He termed the award as a favour by the referee to the host.
The award never went well with the Arua official that went on to protest and the players also wanted to boycott the game until the police intervened.
Kawa noted that their main target is now their upcoming games against Maroons FC on May 23, 2021 at Ababet Green Light Stadium in Arua city.
“We shall forget about the malice and focus on our next home game coming up because our main target is to finish top of the log and automatically qualify for the Uganda Premier League season 2021/2022”, said Kawa.
The unbeaten Arua Hill still stands top of the Elgon group with 17 points having played one more than their rival Gaddafi FC with 16 points.