Soltilo Bright Stars FC battled relegation the whole of last season but according to technical director Ian Mutenda that will not be the case next season.
It took a last minute effort towards the end of the 2021/2022 season for the Stars to finish 11th on the 16-team Uganda Premier League log with 36 points.
“We were very confident about survival last year,” Mutenda told Football256 at the unveiling of the club’s new sponsor MelBet at Route256 Restaurant on Thursday.
“It was not smooth as we had hoped that was because of a few changes that were beyond our control.”
“After struggling at the start of the season, we had a good ending and we have continued well in preseason.”
“We have some good young players that are coming through and will perhaps surprise people who will be watching the league next season,” he added.
Bright Stars will be under the guidance of Asaph Mwebaze who was named the club’s new head coach on a three-year contract.
“I am very excited about the forthcoming season because, besides the players, we have a new group of good coaches that have come in.”
“Everyone is very eager and we are hoping to have a much better season than we had last year and we are confident it will happen if we get everything in place on time,” he added.
Bright Stars have so far not been busy as far as signing players is concerned in the ongoing transfer window.
On the other hand, a number of players have left the club including goalkeeper Simon Tamale, Andrew Kaggwa, Derrick Ngoozi among others.