Mbarara City FC coach Brian Ssenyondo has said that the club will not go for big-name players in this current transfer window.
He revealed that the Mbarara will be fishing from the regional league.
Mbarara City FC has already lost Ibrahim Orit who joined defending Champions Vipers on a free transfer while Brian Aheebwa has reportedly moved out for greener pastures as well.
“We are not going to be too much into the transfer market, we are not going to sign big names,” Ssenyondo told Bukedde FM on Thursday.
“We are going to bring young players mainly from regional league and we turn them into big names instead.”
The coach, however, added that Mbarara’s set target is to finish as number one next season.
The Ankole Lions were seventh with 36 points after 25 games when the season was ended by FUFA due to Covid19 pandemic.
The young gaffer is confident and positive despite the departure of stars Orit and Aheebwa.
“We have not been depending on Brian Aheebwa and Orit, we have been a unit as a team because there were some matches the two missed but we still managed towin them,” Ssenyondo added.
“But of course they are good players everyone would wish to have at the club although you can’t be with a player who doesn’t want to be with you.
“I build a collection of players not individuals so I believe in a United team playing with a common purpose and a goal.”
Ssenyondo also commented that it was not the will of the club to let the players leave as they tried to engage them renewing their contracts which they refused.
“These players were just out of contract and the management tried to engage them for new ones but they refused and you can’t force a player to sign however there were amazing offers presented to them, so it’s not like the club just wanted to release them.”
He went ahead to assure the fans that the team is in good condition to lift the league title next season.
Mbarara has extended contracts for Pistis Barenge and Jude Ssemugabi. The side has previously been linked to Benon Tahomera and Tito Okello.