With Police FC struggling to maintain its best players in the past years, striker Ben Ocen was also following the same route with increasing rumours linking him away from the club.
His departure looked even more imminent after his three-year contract ran out at the end of the 2019/20 season with the forward reluctant to extend his stay.
But he has now shown his commitment to the club by inking a one-year deal which ties him down until the end of the upcoming season, a blow to Gor Mahia and Yanga SC who hoped to sign the player.
He finished as StarTimes Uganda Premier League’s joint second top scorer with former Vipers’ Fahad Bayo on 12 goals, one goal behind leading scorer Steven Mukwala after the season was abandoned due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was also part of the Uganda Cranes squad that won the CECAFA tournament in December 2019 scoring a single goal.
In a similar development, defender Henry Katongole who joined the Cops last season on loan from Vipers, has made his loan deal permanent on a two-year contract until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Police who survived relegation by a single point last season have made major recruitments ahead of the new season.
The Cops have added nine new signing in the transfer window; Frank Tumwesigye ‘Zaga’, Derrick Ochan, Eric Ssenjobe, Hassan Muhamood, Sammon Oloka, Muwadda Mawejje, Tom Ikara, Tony Mawejje and Arnold Ssembuya.
The 2020/21 UPL season is tentatively set to begin on November 20.