Maroons FC coach Charles Ayiekho has dared to rebuild the club back to “where we belong.”
Ayiekho was appointed Maroons coach to replace Douglas Bamweyana last season but never got a chance to coach his side before the league was ended due to Covid19.
He has vowed to get the job (promotion) done in just six months!
Maroons are braced for a tough spell in the Big League after the departure of Pius Obuya to KCCA FC while Steven Mukwala had his loan spell expire.
Goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo has already filed in his transfer request but coach Ayiekho is confident that the club still has a lot of players to get the work done.
“Maroons has a total number of 59 players with many on loans,” Ayiekho said while appearing on FUFA FM.
“Therefore, before recruiting any other player, I am going to recall all loaned players and rebuild this team back to where it belongs.”
“I want to assure people that they might only see five new faces added in the current squad because I want to give the available players a chance provided they suit in what I want.
“I am sure that the squad I have can favourably compete in big league and I am pretty sure that maroons will be confirmed back in top league with six months only – That is after the end of first round, hopefully I am given whatever I need.”
The tactician urged fans to remain strong and assured them that Maroons will no longer be fighting for relegation again when he’s the man in charge.
“This is not the first time I am getting relegated with the team, it happened when I was at Water FC but i managed to bring it back in top league in just a season,” Ayiekho added.
“Maroons has been fighting relegation which is not going to be the case when I am on the team. I have done it on several teams and my history speaks for its self so maroons will never fight for relegation.”
Maroons was relegated as the club was in 14th position with 24 points from 25 games when the league was ended by FUFA due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken with five games still to be played.
“I was very confident that Maroons was not going to lose any game in the remaining five then. We would have at least won three and got two draws, and to my experience, we would have survived relegation.”