Maroons FC find themselves in the bottom three of the Uganda Premier League and in danger of relegation.
The Prisons’ side had a brilliant start to the season and sat as high as 3rd at some point but things turned south.
A run of just a single victory in their last 15 games has seen them accumulate 24 points from their first 25 outings and strong candidates for the drop.
As a consequence, Douglas Bamweyana was sacked last weekend and replaced with Charles Ayieko.
During his unveiling on Wednesday, the former Vipers SC, Tooro United FC and Busoga United tactician is confident he will help Maroons avoid relegation to the Big League.
“I have been monitoring Maroons Football Club for a long time, said Ayieko.
“I like the club’s philosophy and playing style.
“This has been my dream to coach the club at one time in my life.
“I have worked with most players, apart from six.
“In my vocabulary, I have never thought of relegation. I am here to save the club.”
Ayeiko has indeed never overseen a team surfer relegation and must be confident of his chances.
However, he has been out of action for a while following his departure from Busoga in 2018.
Of late, Ayieko has worked as a pundit during UPL games.
The multiple-University league champions will work with former Tooro United FC coach Eric Ndifuna as his assistant, Abubakar Tabula (fitness coach) and Moses Oloya (goalkeeping coach).
The new technical team at Maroons will first take charge in the Uganda Cup when they take on Kyetume in the round of 16 on Friday 13.
Their first league game will be away to Police FC on May 6.