The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda: Police FC Is a ?special Team?

If you thought Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho is the only 'special coach', it's because you hadn't heard from Police Football Club head coach Goran Kuponovic.

The Serbian tactician has labelled himself a 'special coach and Police Fc, a 'special team' after guiding them to third place in the national football league and within touching distance of leaders SC Kiyovu.

Police have collected 15 points, three behind SC Kiyovu and two adrift of second-placed AS Kigali and Goran is happy with the way his side has been progressing this season after making a slow start.

"It will take time to win title but not too long because I am a special coach with special team," he told Times Sport last week.

He added, "People need to know this (Police FC) is a special team because we keep improving all the time despite not having a lot of support (read fans) and not using 'Juju'."

"This is new team with a lot of young players, who are so experienced at this level, so I can not promise or fans that we're going to win the league this season.

"But what I can tell you is that the players are determined to wear the Police shirt with pride and with that, they will be ready to fight to the end," noted the Serbian, who led Police to second place behind APR in both the league and Peace Cup last season.

The league has been called off to allow Amavubi prepare and take part in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, which kicks off on November 24 in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Goran is confident his team will pick up maximum points against Musanze when the league returns on December 15, but he will need to back his words with action and lead Police to their first ever silverware like Mourinho did at Chelsea before calling himself the 'Special One'.

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