KAMPALA – Police FC have secured head coach Abdallah Mubiru to a new contract.
The Cops and Mubiru agreed terms on a three year deal that was signed on Friday.
This follows weeks of negotiations between the two parties following the gaffer’s initial contract expiring at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Speaking after signing the new deal, was quick to note that goes in was to stabilize the team.
”I thank God for this opportunity given to me, noted the soft spoken tactician.
“My aim is to stay at a club and I thank my club chairman Mr. Kasingye for trusting me.”
Police is arguably the darlings of Ugandan football at the moment for their expansive attacking brand of football.
However, they also seem to be lacking at the back as they keep on conceding for fun and end up struggling to pick results consistently, something Mubiru would want to address.
“Signing a new contract comes with a big challenge because we have been struggling to get results.
“However, we have been successful in a way that we have brought players from the third tier and now teams like KCCA want to sign them up and boast their squads.”
Police FC have won just one Uganda Premier League title in the past with that sole triumph coming 15 years ago in 2015.
However, with stability and consistency, the former Vipers SC and KCCA FC tactician thinks they can go on to compete for the title.
”I want us to strive to ensure stability at the club since it’s the only way we can compete like the other teams. Stability in form of consistently getting results on the pitch as well as playing well.
”We want us to compete for the title because we’ve once attempted to do so. I believe we can compete favourably.
Mubiru joined Police FC in 2016 after a brief stint at Vipers SC but ever since he took over at the Cops, the team has spent most of its time closer to the drop zone than top of the pile.
He has in the past also coached KCCA FC, another phase in his career that proved fruitless.
The former Uganda Cranes and KCCA FC midfielder currently doubles as the first assistant to the Cranes national team head coach Johnathan McKinstry.
Last season, Police FC finished 13th with 25 points from as many games.