Abdallah Mubiru (bending forwards) is a relieved man after Police survived relegation

Police’s relegation survival in the Uganda Premier League was a sigh of relief for coach Abdallah Mubiru who promised better next season.

The 2005 league champions had to wait for the verdict from their abandoned game against JMC Hippos on Tuesday to confirm safety after losing to Lweza in the final game.

“This is great relief,” said Mubiru on receiving the news. “I am really happy for everyone on the team to have survived,” he added.

Mubiru, who joined the Cops mid-way the season following the exit of Sam Timbe believes they should have done better than fighting the drop.

It has been a tough six months with the club and I hope we should have done better. But football is like that sometimes and surviving was the main goal at the start.

The gaffer, alongside his technical team that comprises of John ‘Ayala’ Luyinda (Assistant) and James Magala (Goalkeeping coach) now shift focus to next season with preparations to start immediately.

There is no time to rest but focus on the forthcoming season. We now start the review of the campaign and see where we need to improve as a whole. 

New players are expected to join the Kibuli-based side given they worked with over seven players on loan in the second part of the season and they are expected to return to their respective clubs.