Mbarara City FC have issued out a statement on the current status of the club preparations for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
The Ankole Lions have confirmed that coach Livingston Mbabazi and his backroom staff are still at the club, giving a sigh of relief to the club faithfuls.
Reports from West Nile have it that Mbabazi has completed a move to join Arua Hill Sports Club, a newly promoted team in the Uganda Premier League.
“As we prepare for a long off-season, full of hard work both, on and off, the soccer field, we confirm to our Lion’s family that the entire Coaching Staff is available for the next season 2021/2022,” reads a statement in brief from the club’s communication department.
“As the club Management we are holding talks with players whose contracts expired for possible contract extensions and the coaching staff is on the mark to get new players in the transfer window as we strengthen the squad for the new season.
“As a club we have set a foundation that is constructed based on the fundamentals of competition – hard-work, attention to detail, and an undeniable sense of team responsibility.”
Per West Nile website, Mbabazi to Arua Hill is a done deal after the newcomers failed to reach an agreement with former KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi.
The journeyman joined Mbarara City midway through last season and helped the Ankole Lions beat relegation.
Then, Mbabazi was making a return to the club since he left in May 2019.
Earlier, Mbarara City FC President Mwine Mpaka said in an interview that Mbabazi is “reformed’ and “wants to settle and build his career” at Mbarara.