BUL FC has kicked off preparations for the new season by announcing a new head coach, Abbey Kikomeko.
The tactician takes over on a permanent basis for the next three years officially filling the void left by Alex Isabirye who moved to Vipers early this year.
“We have taken Mr. Abbey Kikomeko on to be our new head coach for the senior team for the next three years,” Chairman Ronald Barente said.
“He is a very experienced coach, who has been in the Uganda Premier league and other competitions, and I am sure with the experience he has, he will take us to greater heights where we want to be.”
“He is a youthful coach known for grooming great talents in Jinja and the whole of Eastern region. With the things we want to achieve at this club, we thought wisely and zeroed on him as the best candidate for the job.”
Kikomeko coached Mbale Heroes last season guiding them to the Fufa Big League but has previously handled Busoga United in the Premier League and is a team he guided to the top tier back in 2016.
“I am excited to be at BUL FC. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the country. I know I am now carrying a big load, so, I am not here for fun – I have come here to perform,” coach Kikomeko roared.
“I am interested in young boys and promoting players from within.”
“With the help of the technical team and the staff, I think we shall achieve.”
BUL struggled in the second half of the 2022/23 season under Simeon Masaba who held the head coach position on interim after Isabirye departure.