Uganda Premier League side BUL FC head coach Alex Isabirye Musongola says that his side will compete favourably for league glory in the forthcoming 2021/22 season.
Isabirye, who only made a return to the club in April this very year as caretaker boss following the sack of his predecessor Arthur Kyesimira remains adamant that they have done great business in the market to inform this optimism.
Following his anticipated return to the club last year, the outspoken gaffer foresaw the team until the end of the premature conclusion to the 2020/2021 season.
The performances under his short tenure kept the club in the topflight league and earned him a permanent deal that came with a two-year employment contract.
Isabirye will now be eyeing an entire season at the helm of the Jinja side especially now that the release date for the upcoming season fixtures (September 20th) is seemingly on the horizon.
The season commencement is scheduled for October 15th 2021 and the gaffer can’t hold his anxiety for the return of what promises to be an action-packed marathon.
“We as a team are ready for the league. It will be an opportunity for us to rectify the few mistakes that characterized us the entality of last season.” Isabirye told The-SportsNation.
He also spoke about their activity in the ongoing transfer window which has seen them sign close to a full team courtesy of the mass exodus at the club the previous two months.
“We have tried to recruit good players to bring up improvement in the team. We finished 11th the previous season and assembling a team that can break into the top seven positions or even be serious top four contenders is very important for us.”
As if he hadn’t raised the bar high enough, the gaffer untaintedly vowed to further break the jinx and stage a serious title charge in the forthcoming season.
He said this in his own words: “I don’t want to just participate but rather compete. So I think we will be a title contender next season based on our new additions.”
Isabirye was however not oblivious to the fact that these are new players at the club and will require to be amalgamated into the squad softly but as soon as possible.
He highlights the fact that they as a management team are trying to build a combination and communication on the pitch with the players. It therefore won’t take more than a month for chemistry to be created according to him.
About the idea of training camps in the western and eastern parts of the country so as to fine-tune and assess the team, the gaffer expressed his excitement and indicated how much it will help to prepare them for the new season.
The Jinja side finished 11th in the league the previous season with 33 points from 27 games played and now that a new transition seems to be in place, Isabirye will hope that the new signings can be similarly transformative.