Uganda Police Football Club has officially unveiled eight new players ahead of the 2017/18 Uganda Premier League season.
In a press briefing held at the Police CID headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala on Friday – club chairman, AIGP Asan Kasingye said the recruitment has been done in a bid to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.
“We have done the recruitment quite early to make sure the new players get well with the rest of the team. We do not want to go through last season’s predicament of waiting for the final day of the league to know our fate,” Kasingye said.
“We have had a lot of lessons, gone back to the drawing board, restructured ourselves and I promise that we shall be more competitive in the coming season,” he added.
The chairman promised that Police as an institution will continue to commit support to the team to make sure they rekindle their past glory.
“The institution is fully behind the team, we shall commit the necessary support to enable the team perform,” Kasingye noted.
Team manager Abdallah Mubiru is confident the new players will help in making his squad stronger.
The players signed include; Juma Balinya,Norman Ogik, Aggrey Madoi (on loan), Basan Saafi among others.
Kasingye believes they have put up a strong squad to ably compete.
“We looked at departments where we seemed to have been lacking and that was the basis we used to recruit the new players,” he relayed.
The trio of Martin Mpuuga, Yasin Mugume and Paul Willa who were on loan last season have also been retained on a permanent basis.
The 2005 league winners spent the bigger part season languishing in the drop zone and survived relegation by whisker.
Juma Balinya (Lweza FC)
Tamale Simon (Lungujja)
Aggrey Madoi (Vipers)
Stephen Mugisha (Hope Doves)
Sam Kayongo (Kiira United)
Mugisa Albert (Ndejje University)
Norman Ogik (Sadolin Paints)
Basan Saadi (Sadolin Paints)
Shakur Makera (Nkumba University)