Brian Mayanja Muluuli says he has no regrets about leaving Kitara FC for Police FC and admits that he had run a good race by the time he departed the club.
Muluuli will be the centre of attention when Police FC host Kitara FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday and the striker is convinced there remains no bad blood with the club.
Muluuli left Kitara who his goal helped gain their first-ever promotion to the top-flight in January for an undisclosed fee, and the forward acknowledges that leaving was the best option for him at the time.
“I do not regret the decision (of leaving Kitara),” Muluuli told Football256 before adding; “It was not an easy decision but I felt that I needed a fresh challenge and bigger competition which Police offered.”
“For players, leaving a club is normal and I wanted a new start to push for my ambitions in my career. But I am still close with my former teammates because they are like brothers to me.”
“The game tomorrow does not invoke special emotions within me because I am chasing something different with Police and Kitara is like another team that we must get the three points against.
“Take it like playing against your brother. Yes, there is an attachment but at the end of the day when the whistle goes you must be as competitive to help your side win and that is the mentality I carry into the game,” he continued.
Muluuli has hit the ground running at Police since his move, scoring six times in 13 games as the Cops continue to enjoy their best season under Abdalla Mubiru.
The 2005 Uganda Premier League Champions sit fifth on 31 points, 11 points behind the leaders as their defeat to Busoga United in midweek seems to have almost ended their title credentials.
Kitara on the other hand has been devastating all season long, losing a league-high 15 games and winning just one of their 18 games of the season with relegation now an issue of when not if.
Muluuli was part of the Kitara side who were humbled 5-0 by the Cops in the first round in December.
However, he will want to use the game against Kitara to get back within the goals as he has scored just once in the last eight games.