Fred Kajoba Kisitu is the new head coach at Vipers Sports Club.
The development was confirmed on Saturday, 25th January 2020, two days after the sacking of the club’s entire technical staff.
“It is a big honour to work at Vipers Sports Club. The rebuilding process starts immediately” Kajoba disclosed.
Kajoba, also the Uganda Cranes’ goalkeeping coach is expected to come along with members of his own choice to beef up Edward Ssali, the trainer.
He takes over the ruins of the club at a time Edward Golola, Richard Wasswa (Assistant coach), Moses Oloya (Goalkeeping coach), Eddie Butindo (Technical Director), Peter Lwanga (CEO) among others were all shown the exit door following two back to back losses against SC Villa (in the league) and lowly Kajjansi in the Uganda Cup.
Other local coaches who have handled Vipers include Charles Ayiekho Lukula, Jackson Mayanja, Edward Golola (three stints) and Richard Wasswa (interim).
Some of the foreigners had the likes of Ambrose Chukuma (Nigeria), Miguel Da Costa (Portugese), Espinoza Martinez (Mexician) and lately Kenya’s Michael Nam Ouma.
Vipers will travel to Mbarara to face Mbarara City in their next league contest on Tuesday, 28th January 2020.
The three-time league champions are eyeing a fourth title in as many years.
On 42 points, the Venoms are four points ahead of second-placed KCCA.
Kajoba has been out of business since he was laid off by Bright Stars at the start of the 2019 – 2020 season, being replaced by Muhammed Kisekka.
The former Simba and Uganda Cranes goalkeeper is expected to start official duties on Sunday, 26th January 2020 with another ex-Cranes goalkeeper Ibrahim Mugisha also in the backroom as goalkeeping coach.
He is a known strict disciplinarian whose keep attributes as a coach include organization display, thorough team preparation and often urges teamwork than individualism.
Kajoba faces a mountain task of responsibilities to provide critics wrong as the club eyes the only available silverware – the Uganda Premier League.
He is also tasked to come with the club’s identity of play.