Charles Ayiekoh has embraced his new role as the head coach of struggling Maroons FC and promised to clean up the rot that has led to poor results and disharmony at the club.
His predecessor Douglas Bamweyana had been accused of presiding over a unit that was disjointed, lacked unity and ignored local inputs.
Ugandan football website Football256.com reports that Bamweyana signed players many that were not tailor-made for Maroons, while he ignored their homeboys, even though the latter never tried enough to fit in.
Ayieko said that apart from dealing with the squad unity and teamwork, he would also focus on improving the team's fitness levels.
“I had just trained with the boys for two days, and after my research, and from the game, of course, I could see the fitness levels of my players were down,” Ayiekoh, 43, told Daily Monitor.
“And, among other things, I figured when I first met them as a group and then individually is that they were divided.
“So, we had to work out a way of addressing that and then I started on a fitness journey straight away, and then this (government directive against big gatherings) happened,” he added.
Ayiekoh edged out former BUL FC tactician Peter Onen in the race to take over from the sacked Douglas Bamweyana. Maroons kicked Bamweyana and his staff as well as the chief executive after a string of poor results.
The Uganda Prisons-funded side is currently 14th on the 16-team log with 24 points, two ahead of Proline and Tooro United.