Newly appointed Maroons head coach, Charles Lukula Ayiekho, and his entire technical team were officially unveiled in front of the cameras on Wednesday evening at the Prison headquarters in Kampala.
Ayiekoh was unveiled by Moses Kakungulu, the Acting Director In charge of Corporation and Corporate Affairs together with his backroom staff of Eric Ndifuna, Abubakar Tabula and Moses Oloya.
On his unveiling, the former Busoga United coach remarked that he has been a great admirer of Maroons and feels grateful for his longtime dream to have come true.
“I have been following Maroons for the previous years and admired it for a longtime. This has been my dream and I have not made any mistake in joining Maroons at this time irrespective of being in the relegation zone,” he said.
Ayiekho also vowed to work tentatively with his technical team to restore the lost glory despite the team’s current status in the league.
“I think we shall achieve our ambitions and hit our main concern of restoring the lost Glory,” continued a confident Ayiekho.
The club management represented by Kakungulu, pledged full support towards the new technical team and anticipates retaining the gaffer on a permanent basis after completing the task ahead.
“We as the management pledge our full support and shall give you everything that you require. All what we want is to see our club playing very good football. Maroons is grounded all over the country and so it’s a National club and we have a lot of expectations in you,” Kakungulu said
He added, “The coaches have been appointed on probation of three months and we aim at retaining them for some good time. We had Asaph Mwebaze for over 13 years and for us when somebody comes in with the performance, good output and discipline then can stay with us for a long time.”
Kakungulu also expressed hope in seeing his club provide many players on the National team basing on its grounded strategic plan.
At the moment, the former Uganda Premier League match analyst, Ayiekho will manage both the senior team and the Junior team as its coaching position is vacant.
Maroons has managed to gather 24 points from the 25 league games and will need to win all their remaining fixtures to get safety assurance.
Ayiekho and his new coaching staff will handle their first task this Friday as Maroons visit Kyetume at the Mighty Arena in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 16.
Maroons Remaining Five Fixtures of the league
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Police Vs Maroons – StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Friday, 8th May 2020: Kyetume Vs Maroons – Mighty Arena, Jinja
Friday, 15th May 2020: Maroons Vs URA – Luzira Prisons Stadium
Wednesday, 20th May 2020: SC Villa Vs Maroons – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Saturday, 23rd May 2020: Maroons Vs Mbarara City – Luzira Prisons Stadium