• Manager Name Hussein Mbalangu

Charles Livingstone

former coach

uganda

Location

Arua Hill Sports Club is a Ugandan football club based in Arua. Previously branded as (Aziz Damani) Doves All Stars FC, Arua Hill SC got promoted to the 2022 Ugandan Premier League after topping their Elgon Group[1] in the 2021 FUFA Big League. It was the club’s sixth attempt to reach top flight football. Having bought 100 percent shares in Doves, Joel Aita became the new owner of the club during 2020.

Many new players were brought in for the new season and Arua Hill’s invincible Big League Coach Hussein Mbalangu was replaced by Charles Livingstone Mbabazi[2] who already had experience in coaching an Arua side in the UPL. With a 2-0 away win over defending champions Express, Arua Hill SC started their debut in the Ugandan Premier League successfully. Robert Eseru (62nd minute) and substitute Rashid Kawawa four minutes from fulltime ensured that the Leopards returned to Barifa in high spirits. They did not face record champions SC Villa on Saturday 23 October 2021 but drew 0-0 with Onduparaka the following Tuesday in the first ever Arua City Derby of the UPL. A Leku consolation goal was not enough as Arua Hill suffered its first 2-1 loss of the season at Mbarara City on Friday 29 October 2021. Four days later, Arua Hill came from two goals down to beat URA FC 3-2 and climb to 4th on the table. Samuel Ssekamate scored twice including a freekick before halftime and penalty equaliser in second half while Leku netted the winner before being redcarded. On Friday 19 November 2021, a freekick goal deflected into the net by Rashid Toha knocked Arua Hill down (the second time in the season) with a 1-0 loss at Gaddafi in Jinja. It was followed by another similar loss to KCCA at Barifa on Friday 26 November 2021. Four days later, a 62nd minute winner from Leku clinched three points against Busoga United in Jinja-Njeru. Goals from Leku in the 2nd minute, Ssekamate in 54th and Media in 90th +3 gave the Leopards a comfortable 3-1 win on Sunday 5 December 2021 in Barifa; Tooro United got its consolation in the 13th minute of additional time though 8 minutes had been added. After a 0-0 stalemate at Bright Stars and a comeback 2-2 draw with visitors SC Villa, Arua Hill beat UPDF 2-1 at Barifa on Saturday 18 December 2021 to leapfrog them into 6th position. Four days later, they beat 4th placed Wakiso Giants 2-1 away. Arua Hill suffered their worst defeat of the season at 3rd placed BUL FC on Tuesday 28 December 2021 by conceding four goals without reply. On Tuesday 4 January 2022, a 10th minute header by Leku clinched three points at home against Vipers. Arua Hill ended the first round of their campaign with a goalless draw at Police FC and in 5th place. They kicked off the 2nd round of matches with a 2-0 win over visitors Police on Saturday 6 February 2022.