After signing a fresh three-year contract with Police FC, coach Abdullah Mubiru has admitted that the club could lose more key and influential players yet again this season, given the club’s poor financial stand.
If the above challenge isn’t sorted between now and the start of the new season, Police is set to lose a bunch of good and reliable players simply because they lack the finances to maintain them.
“I’m afraid to tell you that even this season we’re going to lose about five players, including Samson Kigozi, Arafat Galiwango, Pius Kaggwa and Denis Rukundo but we shall soldier on,” Mubiru told Daily Monitor.
The current crisis isn’t and won’t be happening for the first time given that a number of huge names have left the club previously given the same factor.
In the 2017/18 season, Police lost Gift Ali, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Hood Kaweesa and Yasin Mugume.
The following season, Police lost the league’s top scorer Juma Balinya who had managed 19 goals together with Paul Willa, Norman Ogik.
While speaking to this website in June, club chairman Asan Kasingye said that it’s been tricky given that they couldn’t hold on to some of the players.
“Given our financial position we couldn’t hold on to a player like Juma Balinya we really couldn’t, he was the league’s top scorer and definitely selling like hot cake on the market.”
“But this time around we shall try to gather all resources here and there to see that we put up means on how we can maintain some of the top players,” Kasingye said.
In addition to Kigozi, Galiwango, Kagwa and Rukundo, reports indicate that Tanzanian giant Yanga Africans is monitoring the situation around the club’s top scorer last season Ben Ocen, he managed 12 goals.
The Cops finished 13th on the 16-team log with 25 points, one point above the drop zone after FUFA decided to cancel the 2019/2020 football season due to the coronavirus pandemic.