Police FC chairman Asan Kasingye has dropped the biggest hint yet that the 2005 league champions be sticking with head coach Abdullah Mubiru despite the club’s poor performance in his three- and half-year tenure.
Police finished 13th on the 16-team Uganda Premier League (UPL) log with 25points, one point above the drop zone after FUFA decided to abandon the football season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kasingye says that it’s not Mubiru’s fault: “Since Abdullah (Mubiru) came, I’ve realized that he understands football and I must tell you that he’s not responsible for our poor performance,” Kasingye told Football256.
“He has done his job well and most of the challenges the club is facing are beyond him because they’re financially related and that’s administrative,” Kasingye added.
Mubiru who is also Uganda Cranes’ first assistant coach is a free agent after his three-and-a-half-year contract with the Cops expired in January 2020, and the two parties are in talks over a new deal.
“If he was incompetent, he wouldn’t be working as Mckinstry’s first assistant and it’s his game philosophy that has won us the little fan base that we have.”
“People now come to the stadium to watch that entertaining brand of football played by Police and it’s all his efforts. So which Chairman would really sack such a coach?”
“As long he wants to stay here as our coach and am also still the Chairman, he’ll always be because I know his abilities,” the Assistant Inspector General of Police added.
Mubiru and his charges have subsequently struggled for results since he joined the club in 2016 but he’s looking forward to changing that. Putting up some demands before he puts pen on paper.
“Since he took charge, he has always been on my neck about the things we need to put in place if we are to get positive results.”
“And truth be told, 90% of his seasonal demands have never been met because we are challenged financially but this time around, I will try so hard to provide some of them,” he noted.
This website is reliably informed that there will be a massively administrative shakeup as Police try to revive their past glory.