It may be their first ever match in the topflight but Arua Hill will not be bullied by the huge stage especially facing the defending champions Express FC
They have a squad full of seasoned players that have an average of three year’s experience in the league.
On top of that, their coach Charles Livingston Mbabazi is very well accustomed to the league and he is one of the most respected in the league.
He picked a 2-1 victory over Express at Wankulukuku in 2018 while coaching Onduparaka FC and has always given Express hard time with Mbarara city.
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The defending champions managed to maintain the core of their squad and also made a few serious additions that make them even more stronger than they were last term. Nicholas Kasozi, Joseph Akandwanaho and Joel Mutakubwa are big additions to the squad.
Head coach Wasswa Bbosa maintains that despite a few injuries to some senior players, his team is still strong enough and focused to match away with victory
“OUR PREPARATIONS HAVE GONE ON WELL AHEAD OF THE NEW LEAGUE SEASON STARTING ON FRIDAY, WE HAVE A FEW INJURIES IN GODFREY LWESIBAWA (KNEE), ARTHUR KIGGUNDU AND KIRAGGA MUSTAPHA BUT THE REST ARE AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION. FOLLOWING OUR LAST GAME (VS BUL IN THE UGANDA CUP) WE’VE MANAGED TO CORRECT OUR MISTAKES BUT ALSO ALLOW OUR PLAYERS TO REST, RIGHT NOW THEY’RE FINE AND I AM SURE THEY’LL PUT UP A SHOW BEGINING WITH THE FIRST GAME ON FRIDAY BECAUSE THEY’RE FOCUSED. LAST SEASON WE DIDN’T LOSE ANY GAME AT HOME AND THAT’S THE SAME TARGET WE HAVE THIS TIME AROUND
Bbosa told the club’s official website
This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides but it promises to be an epic battle between the champions of the Uganda Premier league and the champions of the Big league.