Maroons football club head coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula is confident he will be able to guide his side back to the Uganda Premier League.
The prison warders were relegated after FUFA decided to end the season due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Ayiekoh, replaced Douglas Bamweyana but never took charge of a league game before the decision to end the season.
Bamweyana left the team in 14th place on a 16-team log with 24 points after 25 games.
“Im hurt that I relegated a team without playing a league game,” Ayiekoh said while appearing on Gugudde TV.
“You are not seen only in the topflight. Football is also played in the lower division and I urge players to remain confident we will bounce back stronger.
“It won’t be my first time to play in the lower division; I’ve been there with some teams like KJT Rwenshama and I have strong belief with my fellow coaches that we will lead maroons back where they belong.”
The tactician commended the management of Maroons for being “one of the few teams in Ugandan football who trust in young players.”
Maroons won the first two league titles in 1968 and 1969 as Prisons FC but have been swinging between UPL and Big league in the recent memory.