Abdallah Mubiru was a relieved man following Police’s relegation survival and has promised better next season.
The 2005 league champions had to wait for a couple of hours for a communiqué from the league secretariat on the verdict from their abandoned game against JMC Hippos on Tuesday to confirm safety despite losing to Lweza in the final game.
“This is great relief,” said Mubiru on receiving the news. “I am really happy for everyone on the team to have survived,” he added.
The gaffer, who joined the Cops mid-way the season following the axing on experienced Sam Timbe thanks to a fault start to the season, however thinks they should have done better than fighting the drop.
It has been a tough six months with the club and I hope we should have done better. But football is like that sometimes and surviving was the main goal at the start.
Better outing next season
Mubiru, alongside his technical team that comprises among others John ‘Ayala’ Luyinda (assistant) and James Magala (goalkeeping coach) now shift focus to next season and the ex-KCCA and Vipers tactician says preparations start immediately.
There is no time to rest but focus on the forthcoming season. We now start the review of the campaign and see where we need to improve as a whole.
New faces are expected to join the Kibuli based side given they worked with over seven players on loan in the second part of the season which are expected to return to their clubs.
Police ended the season in 13th with 33 points, same as Kirinya, The Saints and Bul who end the campaign 10th, 11th and 12th respectively but the Cops have an inferior goal difference.