Police Football Club have announced that Abdallah Mubiru has with immediate effect ceased to be their head coach.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the Uganda Premier League side said the decision has been made to save the club from dropping down to Big League.
“The board of Police FC has taken full analysis of the current performance of the team,” the statement reads in part.
“At the beginning of the season the ambition and hopes of the club were to win the Uganda Premier League tittle. As the season progressed, these hopes dashed away.
“Currently the hopes were to stay in the top flight of the Uganda league. However recent performances indicate that these hopes may not be realistic unless drastic measures are taken,” it said.
The former league champions have now tasked John Luyinda to make sure they remain in the top division.
Luyinda who’ll be working on interim basis, will be assisted by Tonny Mawejje doubling as captain and player-coach.
To many a football fans,Mubiru’s exit was imminent given the poor performance exhibited by Police in the recent past.
Following a 3-0 loss to Mbarara City on Tuesday, the Cops went six games without a victory.
Police have collected 24 points from 25 games and are in the 13th position. They are just above Bright Stars who are 14th courtesy of a better goal difference (-6 against -11).
To avoid relegation, the new coaching staff must earn points from the remaining five matches.
Their last five games will be against SC Villa, URA FC, Wakiso Giants FC, BUL FC and runaway leaders Vipers SC.