After conducting his first training session, Vipers Coach Jorge Miguel Costa Duarte has called for team work and commitment.
The Portuguese was unveiled by the club on three year deal on Tuesday and was in the thick of things alongside his assistants at Kisubi just 24 hours later.
“You are capable of achieving great things in football,” he told the players. “But the most important thing is to be committed to the game, play your best and the future is bright,” he added.
Football is a team sport and if we work well together, we shall reach our goals.
The 37 year old who says holds a UEFA ‘B’ coaching license was also impressed with the youthfulness of the team.
At his unveiling on Tuesday, Costa told the press that he has no problem playing a 15 or 17 year old if he proves he can play.
In football, there is no age but quality and commitment. I have worked with young players and if a 15-17 year old proves his worth and not a 27 or 28 year old, I will give him chance.
Costa’s first assignment at Vipers comes on Saturday when the team hosts South Africa’s Platinum Stars in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup first round at the new St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.