By Edwin Kyle Kule
Busoga United captain George Kasonko is confident the Jinja based side will surely provide more than they have managed to offer during the 2020/21 Startimes Uganda Premier League season.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) decided to end the league with four games to go on June 29th, 2021.
Whilst Express were declared champions, it also meant that Busoga United, who dangerously hovered above the relegation spot survived relegation.
“We surely have hope to achieve more in the coming season than we did in this one,” Kasonko told Football256.
“We are lucky that we have a second chance. We need to boost our performance by analysing where we went wrong so that we return the club to where it ought to be,” he added.
Busoga survived relegation by three points in what was a quite disappointing season where they have won only six of their 26 games played.
Busoga has been distraught this season, with stories of nonpayment and poor welfare dominating the club as ownership struggles continue to hover over the club.
“I want to thank the players for staying with the team until the end of the season. They have managed to go through a lot to play games amidst the reigning challenges of the club,” Kasonko said.
“The situation has not been the best, but I am glad at least we managed to fight so that the club is not relegated, and I believe most of the problems will be resolved.”
“I would want to thank our coach and his technical team for keeping us motivated, and to the fans who have supported us through thick and thin.”
“We appreciate you and promise that next season we shall do better,” he concluded.Busoga United finished 13th with 26 points from 26 games on the 16-team log.
It is now on record that this season is the worst campaign since they gained promotion in the 2016/17 season, where they managed to finish 10th with 33 points after 30 games.
The club achieved their best finish in the top division during the 2019/20 season, finishing fourth, 12 points away from champions Vipers SC who had 54 points from 25 games before the league ended prematurely.