Vipers Ready as League Kicks off on 30th September
By Our Reporter
As Uganda fans brace for the start of the top tier football league in Uganda on Friday, the Kitende-based side has confirmed the squad that will represent the side in the first round of the 2022-2023 season as Vipers SC open their title defense against Soltilo Bright Stars at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
There have been several ins and outs at Vipers Sports Club this upcoming 2022-2023 season, with Rodrigue Shamamba and Cromwel Rwothomio being the last additions at the club according to the clubs website.
The Vipers Sports Club also known as Venoms has signed ten players in the transfer window, with the last acquisitions of Shamamba and Rwothomio joining Abdu Lumala, Olivier Osomba, Alfred Mudekereza, Isa Mubiru, Ashraf Mandela, Murushid Juuko, Abubakar Lawal and Marvin Joseph Youngman as the new men at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende ahead of the new season.
But while there is excitement among Venoms supporters at the recent arrivals, there have also been a number of players saying farewell to the club and others loaned out to get playing time.
Among them is the team captain Halid Lwaliwa moving to Macedonia to join FK Bregalnica, Cesar Manzoki also bade farewell to St Mary’s Stadium after two seasons at the club moving to Chinese based side Dalian Pro.
Allan Kayiwa also left on a free transfer joining Express FC following the expiry of his contract with the club, Paul Willa, Ahmed Amayo, Brian Kalumba and Denis Mwemezi all moved.
Meanwhile, the first loan move away from Vipers was Richard Basangawa who continues with his temporary switch to Gaddafi Modern FC, followed by youngsters; Umar Kyebatala and Lawrence Tezikya who moved to Prisons side, Maroons FC on a season-long loan.
Defender Bob Olwoch and right back Emmanuel Munoobi moved to Soltilo Bright Stars FC on a season-long loan while goalkeeper Mutwalib Mugolofa moved to Kyetume FC.
On the last day of the transfer window, midfielder Frank Kato Kizanyiro completed a season-long loan move to Soltilo Bright Stars FC.