The management of newly promoted Startimes Uganda Premier League entity Arua Hill Sports Club have confirmed they will be entering into an exciting partnership with a club in Tanzania.
Arua Hill Sports Club is set to team up with either Simba Sports Club or Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga SC) in order to share expertise and player development.
This development was confirmed by the club’s Chairman Eng. Joel A’ita Jaffer during a press conference held at Golden Courts in Arua City on Wednesday.
According to the club chairman the alliance will give the football club access to commercial platforms and other business opportunities especially selling of players abroad in countries like South Africa and beyond Africa.
“Next week on Saturday im going to Dar Es Salaam to meet the chairman of Yanga SC or the CEO of Simba Sports Club,” A’ita said in a press release.
“I want to meet both of them, We want to partner with one of those two clubs,”
“And when i go there I want to go with some videos of like two or three of our players and if they see and say we want this one, please you guys shouldn’t stop me because for me I will come and pick one and send because I had told them before they started recruitment so no one should blame me for taking their players away,” he added
A’ita added during a Wednesday lunch with the media team that through the support of his friend the French Black Ambassador they’re looking forward into bringing Black French speaking players to come for the opening ceremony of Arua Hill Sports Club stadium.
“We had a preliminary discussion with my friend the French Black Ambassador he’s looking forward in bringing French Black speaking players like Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté at their own cost for the opening ceremony of Arua Hill Sports stadium.
The Chairman who also thanked the media for their great work donated two sets of jerseys to the Arua media football team and also handed one million shillings to Media SACCO team before promising to donate 100 branded soccer balls to West Nile Football Clubs especially those playing in the regional leagues.
In a statement on Wednesday at Golden Courts Douglas Smith proprietor of Sport Rise said: “We’re partnering with Arua Hill Sports Club and we’re going to manufacture 100 custom branded soccer balls to be donated to different clubs in West Nile.”
Incase the deal materializes, the Leopards will be joining Kampala City Council Football Club who recently signed a three-year partnership with Yanga SC as the next Ugandan club to form partnership with a Tanzanian club in order to share expertise and player development this season.
Arua Hill Sports Club have already completed the signing of Andama Junior, Sharif Yusuf Saaka, Faizal Ibrahim Anini “Terminator”, Ivan Eyam, Samuel Ssekamatte, Toha Rashid, Gadafi Wahab, Robert Eseru, Innocent Maduka, David Ndihabwe and Atendele Geriga ahead of the coming season.
The ambitious club is set to begin their maiden campaign at the top-tier league on Friday 15th/October away to defending champions Express Football Club at Wankulukuku stadium.