Tony Mawejje has admitted to the fact that in addition to the history he holds with Police FC, it’s his good personal relationship with club chairman Asan Kasingye and coach Abdullah Mubiru that lured him to re-join the 2006 CECAFA club championship winners.
Mawejje considers Kasingye and Mubiru as influential people that played a significant role in moulding him when he was still playing in Uganda before he went professional.
Therefore, the duo was a driving force yet again in convincing him not to join any other team but rather Police when he (Mawejje) decided to return home.
“So, it feels like I am coming back home,” Mawejje said while appearing on Sanyuka TV’s ‘Endiba Yaffe’ show.
“I believe Police FC gave me a good platform for the world to see my potential at the start of my career, and am glad we went ahead to win the CECAFA Club Championship in 2006.”
“And besides that, the club chairman has always been my friend while coach Mubiru was at KCCA FC when I joined the team from Masaka LC, so he knows me very well.”
“When the opportunity was availed for me to play for Police FC, it was very easy for me to agree,” he added.
The former Uganda Cranes midfield dynamo was unveiled by Police on Monday, July 6th, 2020, on a two-year contract in the presence of his long-time friend Kasingye who described Mawejje as an interesting professional.
“Tony is my son because we’ve come a long way from back in 2006 when he scored the winning goal for us to win the CECAFA regional gong,” Kasingye said of Mawejje.
“And since then we have been moving on together and I’ve advised him on a number of issues simply because he’s a professional player who acts with humility and in every profession that’s key for anyone to succeed.”
“Even when he left the club for URA it was on good terms, because of the relationship we share, he told me that he was leaving and I told him it’s okay, move on to another level.”
“And when he went professional, we were always in touch so that’s how tight me and Mawejje are and I am glad that he’s back with us,” Kasingye added.
Mawejje and Hassan Muhamood who also joined on a two-year deal from Onduparaka, are the only two additions to Mubiru’s team so far with more signings expected to be completed by the Cops.
The 2005 champions, finished 13th on the 16-team log a point away from being relegated when FUFA cancelled the football season in Uganda amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After deciding to complete his career at Police other than anywhere else, Mawejje is expected to help lift the struggling Cops given his experience and also inspire the young players at the club.