Former Kitara FC head coach Mark Twinamatisko has urged his former club to beef up their squad ahead of the new season or face relegation.
Twinamatisko guided the Bunyoro based side into the Uganda Premier league after he beat Kiboga Young 1-0 in the promotion play-off final played at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Despite his heroics, Twinamatisko went against the club’s wish of renewing his contract, thus departing for Big-league side Kigezi United on a three-year contract.
The gaffer has now spoken out about his former side tipping them to bit the biggest test that always lies ahead of most newly promoted sides by avoiding relegation their first-ever UPL season. “My instincts are telling me that they’re capable of staying up, and I think they will,” Twinamatisko disclosed
However much faith Twinamastiko has in this side, he’s stated that they only stand a chance to stay up come to the end of the season if they can manage to beef up their squad and also replace departed players like midfielder George Ssenkaaba and Jamil Kisitu who departed for Express FC and Bright stars FC respectively.
“But still for them to feel more comfortable in Uganda Premier League, they’ll need to beef up their squad because they lost some of their good players,” Twinamatisko added
“Deep down, I know they’ll survive, but if they don’t replace the departed players, they may somehow struggle, and definitely, that will be the turning point.”
Following the words of confidence to Kitara FC from their former coach, attention will now turn to how they behave on the pitch when the new season starts on the 3rd of December alongside new sides Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF FC) and Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA FC).