Gaddafi FC Head coach David Mutono says his side will earn a decent position at the end of the season.
The Jinja-based side has been tipped by analysts as one of the contenders for relegation this season.
The side finished three places above the drop last season after winning just seven games and collected 31 points under Coach Wasswa Bbosa.
That was a big decline for a side that finished Eighth the previous season in their debut campaign in top flight.
Many players including Sadik Ssekyembe, Latif Kiyemba, Joel Madondo, Alex Kitata, Jamaldine Buchochera and Elvis Ngonde have all left the team.
And Mutono, who joined before the start of this new season from Kyetume, has a generally new squad to deal with.
“My target this season is to see this team compete and I believe we will get a decent position at the end of the season,” Mutono told The-SportsNation.
Gaddafi, who are back at their home ground Gaddafi Arena after hosting at Kakindu last season, lost their opener 2-1 against defending champions Vipers on Sunday.
Then, Benson Muhindo converted from the spot to halve the deficit after Milton Karisa and Mohamed Salem Ekbad had given Vipers a 2-0 lead before the break.
Gaddafi created a couple of chances and later had a would-be equaliser dramatically ruled out for offside.
“We attacked more, created better chances and dominated throughout,” Mutono assessed.
“We played good football, there is a culture I am developing here and the picture came out some how well in that game.
“We are still lacking from midfield going forward, being that most of these players are still new so combinations haven’t worked out well.
“Vipers just used their few chances and got the edge. I believe we still lack in chemistry and that costed us a lot but all in all it wasn’t a bad game for us because we know what we are building.”
Gaddafi added some new faces including a whole forward line that has Muhindo (Rwamagana), Nsereko Mukammad (Kaaro Karungi), Raymond Othieno (Admin), Baker Buyala (Kyetume) and Rashid Mpaata (Busoga United).