- Maroons FC coach Charles Ayiekho vows that it will take him only six months to engineer the club’s promotion back to the top tier after the club dropped to the second tier when Fufa canceled the league.
The league cancellation saw Maroons, alongside UPL side Tooro United and Proline FC relegated in May with five matches to play after the league was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ayiekho, who was appointed to replace Douglas Bamweyana, is yet to take charge of any Maroons FC matches since the appointment is confident in his squad’s ability.
“I am sure that the squad I have can favorably compete in Big League and I am pretty sure that Maroons will be confirmed back in the top league with six months only,” Ayiekho said.
“That is after the end of the first round, hopefully, I am given whatever I need,” he added.
As Marrons FC are expected to participate in the Fufa Big League with the anticipation of quick promotion, they will be without key players like Pius Obuya.
It is understood that Goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo has requested to leave the club but that does not take Ayiekho’s confidence in the remaining players, while Obuya left for KCCA FC and Steven Mukwala saw his loan stint expire.
He explained on his plans that before recruiting any other player; he will recall all loaned players and rebuild this team back to where it belongs. He further assured the club of few news faces.
“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 what I want.”
According to the tactician, Maroons will not struggle in the second-tier because it is not his first time getting relegated with the team.
“It happened when I was at Water FC but I managed to bring it back in the top league in just a season,” Ayiekho stated.
Confident Ayiekho concluded: “I was very confident that Maroons were not going to lose any game in the remaining five matches then. We would have at least won three and got two draws, and to my experience, we would have survived relegation.”