Three days ago, we broke the news of how league champions Vipers SC were courting George ‘Best’ Nsimbe.

On Thursday February 4, the former KCCA and Azam tactician has been unveiled as the head coach of the two time champions on a three year deal that will see him stay at the club up to at least 2019.

Club supremo Lawrence Mulindwa said the move to sign the three league champion with KCCA is meant to strengthen the technical department as well as leave no void when Edward Golola takes St. Mary’s Kitende to competitions.

“We have just beefed up the technical staff and hopefully, they will work effectively together for the good of the team,” said Mulindwa. “Besides, we have always had a lacuna when Golola has to attend to the school team and most often, we lose matches in that period,” he added.

On his part, Nsimbe who leaves The Saints just after four months said he expects no barriers at the club and will use the experience gained from managing top clubs KCCA and Azam to see that Vipers move to top level.

Am glad to join the club and hoping to use my experience garnered from KCCA and Azam among others to lift the club to top level. Good enough, I know almost all the players here and with co-operation and assistance from fellow coaches, am optimistic we shall achieve the targets set.

Vipers become Nsimbe’s fifth Uganda Premier League side to coach after stints at KCCA, Fire Masters, The Saints and Victors FC. He has also coached at Tanzanian giants Azam FC.

Meanwhile, Kawowo Sports understands that the two clubs; Vipers and The Saints are yet to agree on a buyout clause for the soft spoken tactician.

Nsimbe still had eight months remaining on his contract with the league’s newcomers and the club has asked for compensation worth Ugx. 50 million while Vipers have tabled 30 million less.

Although Nsimbe was officially unveiled on Thursday, he began his work on Wednesday and conducted his first training session with the team.

At the same function, the club named Sandra Awori as the media officer and Vincent Sajjabi as the Finance Director. 

Nsimbe’s Brief Profile

He was born on December 29, 1966 to Kenyan father Richard Siambe and got the name Nsimbe from Paul Nsimbe who raised him.

He previously played football for Wandegeya, NIC and KCC FC which he joined in 1985.

As a player, Nsimbe won league titles in 1985 and 1991 plus three Uganda Cups in 1987, 1990 and 1993.

He also won two CECAFA Senior Challenge titles with Uganda Cranes in 1989 & 1990.

As a coach, he has won three league titles with KCC FC in 2007/08, 2012/13 & 2013/14.

He also boosts of one Uganda Cup crown which he won with Victors FC in 2010.

He has coached KCCA FC, Victors FC, Fire Masters and Azam FC.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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